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Amy Cools
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Writer / Art Quilter / Small Business Owner / Medical Office Assistant
Writer / Art Quilter / Small Business Owner / Medical Office Assistant

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I listened to Bill Moyers’ discussion with Michelle Alexander recently, about her book The New Jim Crow and her activism against the over-incarceration of black people here in the US. Something she said really struck me ... She said:

‘…I realize that as well-intentioned as all that work was, it was leading me to a place of relatively narrow thinking… If I care about a young man serving, you know, 25 years to life for a minor drug crime… If I care about him and care about his humanity, ought I not also care equally about a young woman who’s facing deportation back to a country she hardly knows and had lived in only as a child and can barely speak the language?... And that really was Dr. King’s insistence at the end of his life. That we ought to care about the Vietnamese as much as we care and love our people at home.’...
http://ordinaryphilosophy.com/2016/02/08/communitarianism-writ-large-2/

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O.P. Recommends Freakonomics: Is Migration a Basic Human Right?
There's  this excellent episode of Freakonomics Radio which I enjoyed very much and learned a lot from, and I think you'll love it too. It's on Freakonomics Radio, hosted by Stephen Dubner, one of the two authors of the famous 2006 book of the same name, wi...

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Social Transparency and the Epistemology of Tolerance, by G. Randolph Mayes
Last week I learned a new word- apotropaic -and darned if I haven't heard it three times since then! Everyone is familiar with this sort of thing and has at least briefly experienced it as uncanny. It is called the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon. Generalized, th...
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