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Armchair Activism

Armchair Activism

Because of my writing and blogging, I spend a lot of time on social media. I’ve been noticing a trend lately, and I’m not sure what it means for us as a society. I’ll call it armchair activism. Armchair activism happens when a person gets really fired up and motivated...
The Lottery is a Tax on the Poor

The Lottery is a Tax on the Poor

The Powerball jackpot reached 1.5 billion this week. For many people, this motivated them to make a dash for the nearest gas station to buy a lottery ticket. Not me. In fact, I’m against the lottery, and I think our communities would be a better place if the lottery...
Justice: Everyone Has a Part to Play

Justice: Everyone Has a Part to Play

At the university where I work, classes just finished. This semester, I taught a course on Multicultural Counseling. A big part of what we talk about is how we can help advocate for justice in the lives of our clients. We also discuss current events related to...
Invisibility and Privilege

Invisibility and Privilege

A couple weeks ago, I was hanging out in Boulder, Colorado with some friends. We were walking down Pearl Street, trying to find a restaurant we liked. A man on the side of the road called out to us, asking for money. Feeling uncomfortable, I didn’t say anything, and...
Give the Other Person’s Story Equal Status

Give the Other Person’s Story Equal Status

I wrote a blog post recently about the events of Ferguson and the importance of humble listening, especially to the stories of people of color. Today I want to talk to you about the importance of giving the other person’s story equal status when compared to your own...
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