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The Word Alive

“Examining history amounts to examining the nature of power.” Guy Debord I am sure you have heard over and over again the propaganda: “small businesses keep our community alive.” Yet, what is subtly omitted is the question of WHO and WHAT of the community is being kept alive? It is not the low-income minorities WHICH […]

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Futility in Criminal Justice and Prison Reform

Many issues confront criminal justice and prison reformers, some of them relatively futile. Today, reform-minded people are appalled at the racial and wealth disparities at each juncture leading to the end result of incarceration. The fate of convicted felons is a New Jim Crow regime, a pariah class, wherein convicted felons and their families are […]

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A Personal Relationship With Dr. King

We each hold a key in this world, a key to prosperity, freedom, and happiness. Martin Luther King Jr. used his key as a racial healer, a soldier in the fight for social justice, equality and peace in dignity. The lessons he has taught us are numerous and bear personal significance to many of us. […]

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The Larger Issue of Gay Rights Advocacy

Where and How Does Discrimination Start? It is not as important to figure out how and why, but to continue to band together for social justice movements to stop it. The younger population is setting the tone for moving the country forward and speaking out against discrimination. In the past five to seven years, the […]

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Betray Someone – What Happens?

Someone may feel you have betrayed them. Did you do or fail to do something? It is not so difficult to renege on a personal undertaking. We also betray a fellow worker if we take credit for their work. Or if we fail to stick up for them when someone unfairly criticises them behind their […]

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Distributive Justice

Ethical Issues in Business, A philosophical Approach, Seventh edition by Thomas Donaldson, Patricia H. Werhane, and Margaret Cording. Article by John Rawls, Distributive Justice (p 193-203) On first reading John Rawls’ article on the concept of Distributive Justice, I felt the principles seemed reasonable and I agreed with its basic ideals. However, I recognized the […]