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 Peggy McIntosh, auteur of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
Peggy McIntosh, author of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
From Peggy McIntosh's artikel available in full link. The rest of this artikel will be directly quoted from that. I geplaatst the whole link as well, but for the tl;dr crowd, this is the meat and potatoes of it.

My schooling gave me no training in seeing myself as an oppressor, as an unfairly advantaged person, of as a participant in a damaged culture. I was taught to see myself as an individual whose moral state depended on her individual moral will. My schooling followed the pattern my colleague Elizabeth Minnich has pointed out: whites are taught to think of their lives as morally neutral, normative,...
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This is an excerpt from a not-so-short story I wrote a while back (Kegel, u ought to recognize it pretty fast). The character of Simon is heavily based on a man I met randomly at my college one year, and the aantal keer bekeken expressed echo some of his thoughts almost exactly. The story about the girls and the bar and getting kicked out is a true story he told me. Anyways, I just thought I'd share that opinion here, for the sake of perspective.

From Salam (Rated PG-13-- you've been warned)

Simon held his breath before letting out a long sigh. “Before I went overseas, I can’t say I was much unlike our...
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u may be asking yourself right now, how can Evolution be a religion? of Creation a science? Such small questions, with huge answers.

First, u must understand me. I believe where the facts lie, that the truth is with that. Facts come first, then faith. (Yes, u need faith for both!)

Now mind you, sometimes facts are wrong. Facts used to say that the world was flat. But that fact was proven wrong.

Back to the questions. Evolution and Creation.
Misunderstandings on both sides have let many frustrated with arguments and conflicts. If we first get an understanding of where the other is coming...
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Note: It's kind of late at night so this is a bit rushed & disorganized (especially regarding the points about Depp, Rowling, and DeLisle) so if anyone needs any clarification of meer context of would like to hear meer in depth about my personal feelings on each case, feel free to ask.

So this is inspired door a recent experience that I had with annuleer culture of an attempt at it. I have always been against annuleer culture mostly because I've had several bad experiences with it over stuff that was blown way out of proportion. It was used as a humiliation tactic and a means to try to kick me...
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 ok, obviously that's not gerado, but still.
ok, obviously that's not gerado, but still.
WARNING- THIS artikel CONTAINS SOME INFO WHICH SOME MAY FIND DISTURBING of UPSETING.
85 percent of the time, I like to think the world's a wonderful place. we have tecnology and nature all rolled into one delicious sushi-package, we all have different place to visit and new things to learn. most of the time, the world's a very pleasent, innocent place to be. But 15 percent of the time, horrible things happen. people crash planes into buildings, tecnology is faulty, nature is being destroyed and the odd teenager sometimes drops a baby bomb on her parents and boyfriend. but only very ocassionally...
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I bet those conservatives out there were thinking that I'd forgotten all about them! Not true! In fact, I have been doing extra research over the last few days to fully get the feel for each candidate still in the running.

If u missed my artikel on the link, I assure u it's a good, solid, and fair assessment of each candidate

In the last article, I joked about Donald Trump, and zei that I would probably not be very respectful when discussing him, on account of he's a giant tool. Well, I can't make any promises about how it's presented, but I vow to present accurate information about Donald...
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So being as math is the bane of my existence right now and I've finally snapped and nothing is left of my motivation in regards to math but a manifestation of pure rage and anger I am going to rant meer about how much I hate math. I have grown to hate it so much that I am now putting effort and energy into my hatred of it. So I will now continue my venting and raging about why students shouldn't have to suffer like so.That zei parts of this are going to be taken from my commentaar over on my 'is math necessary' poll.

So being as bitter about math as I've grown to be, I've done quite a bit of research...
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 courtesy of www.dividedwefail.com, though it says a lot about compromise, if u ask me.
courtesy of www.dividedwefail.com, though it says a lot about compromise, if you ask me.
When I created this spot nearly a jaar ago, my intention was to create a forum for the respectable exchange of ideas among educated individuals. To my great excitement, I got exactly that: multifaceted individuals who knew where they stood but were curious to learn about others and make their own ideas known. There were the occasional people who would refuse to listen and only talk, and there were the occasional users who would refuse to acknowledge a good point against them. But over all, I've enjoyed our lively discussions.

For a time, the debate spot was lacking in any real "debate." There...
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This artikel details the arguments supporting the position that "wooden pencils are better than mechanical pencils" in the link, in order to ensure that arguments are not repeated and also for the audience to keep track of the arguments and their counters. This artikel was last updated on 8 April 2008.

The arguments come in two forms: arguments for the superiority of wooden pencils, and arguments for the inferiority of mechanical pencils.

Wooden Pencil Superiority

Argument: Wooden pencils write thicker than mechanical ones.
Counter-argument: Thinner lines are preferable where thin sharp lines are...
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The prevailing prejudice in the United States in this post 9/11 world is against Arabs, specifically Arab Muslims. I'm not saying there aren't other "isms" at play in the US, door any means, but u can't deny the repugnant anti-Arab sentiment that has permeated its way into American culture. For the ignorant American, it is just another reason to hate another group.

 Photograph door Nigel Parry
Photograph door Nigel Parry
In the immortal words of Aron Kader: "If struik, bush just came out and called everyone in the Middle East a mother fucker, don't u think half of America, maybe meer than half would go... 'link"

Now,...
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posted by pandawinx
Pro-life quotes.

“Ive noticed that everyone who is for abortion is already born.” – Ronald Reagan


"There are two victims in every abortion: a dead baby and a dead conscience." - Mother Teresa

"We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, killings, of wars, of of hatred...If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other?" - Mother Teresa

"...is it surprising that today we have become so morally blind (for wickedness blinds) that we save the baby whales at great cost, and murder millions of unborn children?" - Alice von Hildebrand

"Count yourself lucky your...
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 An add mocking "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week" at Georg Mason University, 2007
An add mocking "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week" at Georg Mason University, 2007
I found myself typing a long reply to one of MajorDork74's commentaren on his link. If you're too lazy to click on the link, the image is a bumper sticker which says "If it's OK to call struik, bush Hitler, then I say it's OK to call Obama Muslim."

And the general response was, "Call him whatever u want, but this statement doesn't make sense... how is being a Muslim as bad an insult as being called Hitler? I'm sure u can think of worse and meer accurate things to call Obama."

The Major returned with, and I quote: "Obama does a lot of things that people do not know about. How do u know he does not...
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On and off for the past several years, I've been working on a bunch of artikels here on Fanpop: interviews (so many interviews....), comic articles, reviews, and various "What is..." explanatory articles. One of the ones on the back burner has been the "What is Debate?" article, and since I haven't finished that, I have to summarize some basic points about debate:

1) Debate is all about using arguments to support a position, thesis of statement.
2) Debate requires opposition: at least two sides arguing the truth of fallacy of the thesis.
3) Debate requires an audience to judge the effectiveness...
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posted by Cinders
 "Purple Politics" door Dan May
"Purple Politics" by Dan May
All right, so u probably saw this in your update and thought, "Oh, interesting," and then saw it was written door Cinders, and now u expect something sarcastic. But no, I am being very serious. Even as a self-described liberal, I do love conservatives, I want conservatives in this spot to SPEAK UP and I am going to tell u why.

I have very strong opinions, as I am sure many of u are familiar. Some of u agree with the things I say, some of u don't. And I welcome both reactions to the things I have to say, especially if u disagree. As I call myself a liberal, those who tend to disagree...
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Imagine that u are in a boat. There are other people in your boat. There is also one person in the water. Allowing this person to get onto your boot will not sink the boat. Everyone could easily fit comfortably. But still, there is a person in the water.

Now, if this person was only in the water for a short time, then yes, saying, "Hey, guys, lend me a hand onto your boat?" is probably exactly what she would do. But imagine this person has been in the water for hours. And imagine that it was other people in the boot that pushed her in there. Not you, of course. u didn't push her in. But...
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posted by MajorDork74
 How does God speak to you?
How does God speak to you?
Behind the minuut laws and rules of a book like Leviticus, are principles which hint at what God is like. He is a Holy God who must be taken seriously. People of that time (and a lot of today's people) had the habit of inventing and discarding gods as they felt like it. God declares that He alone is the true God, worthy of all worship. In one sense what God ultimately demands -- OBEDIENCE -- has not changed since Old Testament days. But God teaches the Israelites much as a parent must teach a young child -- with dozens of clearly spelled-out rules.
 Time alone to speak with God is essential.
Time alone to speak with God is essential.
They exist. We all know that.
From the moment we begin to get online, we are warned door adults and teachers of what we are not to do:
*don't tell people your real name
*don't use your nickname
*don't tell people where your from
*don't tell your age
*don't tell your gender
*don't talk to anyone too old

The lijst goes on and on.
Why?
Because there are people who get some sick pleasure from mentally-and eventually physically-screwing around with teens and kids, hoping to get an easy lay; maybe even kill the child.
I understand playing it safe; I myself try to be careful.
But there are older men and women...
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Just kidding. Below are a few vragen I’ve attempted to answer about the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC). This isn’t formal research, just a few points that I believe need to be brought to attention.

What is this ‘Westboro Baptist Church’ u speak of?
The fine folks at Wikipedia have summarized that in far fewer words than I ever could have, so if u are unfamiliar with the WBC, I would suggest reading the first paragraph link.

How does a church from Kansas have enough money to send members to protest all over the US?
Since the WBC classifies itself as a church, they are not required...
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 Alex Webster and the Gods
Alex Webster and the Gods
Is there a link between capitalism and Christianity, a god of the markets? Some experts think so. There is growing evidence that Christianity gave birth to the global economy.

Max Weber, the German sociologist, developed the idea that Protestantism is a pillar of the profit system. He introduced the idea that piety and profits can live together. Weber outlined his theory in 1905 with “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism”.

Calvinism and the Protestant sects, Weber argued, depend on outward signs of salvation. The main ones were diligence, sobriety and success. Thrift was also...
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 Even the Joker's Had Enough Of This Bullshit
Even the Joker's Had Enough Of This Bullshit
I believe in debate, discussion, and discourse. I believe in listening. I believe in multiple sides to every issue. I believe everyone is worth listening to. I believe there can be fault on "all sides," and that we can all be guilty of misunderstanding each other.

I do not extend these courtesies to racists.

Ideas are dangerous. They are wonderful and they are disastrous. They can be used and misused as weapons of agents of peace. But when u are met with a truly deadly weapon, giving it the benefit of the doubt and letting it do its thing will get u and many others killed.

When it comes to...
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