Category Archives: Race and Gender Issues

SNL & Affirmative Action?

My nephew mentioned to me last Monday how crazy last Saturday’s run of SNL was.  On my way home that evening, I heard it on the news too.  So, I looked it up online. Boy oh boy!  SNL is being … Continue reading

Posted in Affirmative Action, BlogHer, Civil Rights, Daily Post Challenge, Diversity, DPChallenge, Equality, Race and Gender Issues, Saturday Night Live, SNL, YeahWrite | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Let’s Join The Fiercies!

On our recent trip to Cabo San Lucas, I decided to bring along a couple of magazines. One of them was More Magazine.  I noticed it on the newsstand section of our local supermarket about two years ago. Its tagline, … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Equality, Human Rights, Planned Parenthood, Race and Gender Issues, same-sex marriage, Sandra Fluke, Women's Movement, Women's Reproductive Rights, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

In Spite Of It All, I Remain Hopeful

With the election behind us, it’s been interview after interview of the what-ifs, should-haves, could-haves, with all the seeming crystal clarity that only hindsight can ever boast. I’m beginning to find it all too exhausting to listen to. I watched … Continue reading

Posted in Election 2012, Equality, Human Rights, LGBT, Mitt Romney, Planned Parenthood, President Barack Obama, Race and Gender Issues, Religious Freedom, Republican Party, Vote, Women's Reproductive Rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Augusta National Admits Women Members – Why Is It Such A Big Deal?

The news has been a-buzz with the admission of Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State during the Bush Administration, and Darla Moore, VP of private investment firm, Rainwater, into the Augusta National Golf Club, a private all-male golf club in … Continue reading

Posted in Augusta National Golf Club, Condoleeza Rice, Darla Moore, Race and Gender Issues, Women's Movement, women's rights | 2 Comments

Here’s to the Fourth!

Today, it’s sunny and warmer where we are. I saw people shopping for their fresh corn and watermelon as early as 7:30 a.m.  People are walking around in shorts and sandals.  This afternoon, many families will have prepared their traditional … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Declaration of Independence, Equality, Fourth of July Holiday, gays and lesbians, July 4th, Race and Gender Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Got Milk! Harvey, That Is!

Today was Harvey Milk Day in California.  Milk was serving as a San Francisco supervisor when he was assassinated by a fellow supervisor, Dan White, in 1978. He was the first openly gay elected official at the time.  Milk’s life … Continue reading

Posted in Cyberbullying, gays and lesbians, Harvey Milk, Harvey Milk Day, Race and Gender Issues, Tyler Clementi Suicide | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Thoughts On Equality

A few months ago, while driving across the Bay Area, I happened to listen to Neil Conan’s interview of Anita Hill, on the release of her book, Reimagining Equality, Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home.  Twenty years ago, she … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Human Rights, Justice, Politics, Race and Gender Issues, Uncategorized, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments