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John Ridley

White folks, no matter how well-meaning or open-minded, have no true idea w

White folks, no matter how well-meaning or open-minded, have no true idea what it's like to be black in America. That's not a slam against white people or an accusation of latent bigotry. But the fact is that we all live in an Anglo-dominated society.
Posted 5 months ago

Until politicos take a true stand in defense of marriage by proposing an an

Until politicos take a true stand in defense of marriage by proposing an anti-adultery amendment to the Constitution, stop demonizing gays and lesbians when the one debasing your marriage is the individual in the mirror.
Posted 5 months ago

Gay marriage will be universally accepted in time. But if I may be so bold

Gay marriage will be universally accepted in time. But if I may be so bold as to say to gays and lesbians, don't wait for that time to arrive. Just as my father and his generation did not 'wait' for their civil rights, nor should you. The toothpaste ain't
Posted 5 months ago

The hypocrisy and false piety of the deniers aside, the relationships of ga

The hypocrisy and false piety of the deniers aside, the relationships of gays have no effect on heteros. Especially all the heteros who've done such a marvelous job of debasing marriage on their own all these many years.
Posted 5 months ago

For the vast majority of those who are obese - those with a Body Mass Index

For the vast majority of those who are obese - those with a Body Mass Index over 30 - their size is their choice. They choose to take in more calories than they burn. They choose to take in high fat calories over low-fat ones. They choose to fad diet, if
Posted 5 months ago

For children, diversity needs to be real and not merely relegated to learni

For children, diversity needs to be real and not merely relegated to learning the names of the usual suspects during Black History Month or enjoying south-of-the-border cuisine on Cinco de Mayo. It means talking to and spending time with kids not like the
Posted 5 months ago

Obama is the New Generation and the hot light of a dawn that goes way beyon

Obama is the New Generation and the hot light of a dawn that goes way beyond clever talk of morning in America.
Posted 5 months ago

Every president to hold office has espoused some version of Americanism - t

Every president to hold office has espoused some version of Americanism - the truths that we hold self-evident, even when those truths are not always in evidence. But for all their grand rhetoric and mostly good deeds, none was able to seal the deal on th
Posted 5 months ago

I like animals. I like people who like animals. I hate people who love anim

I like animals. I like people who like animals. I hate people who love animals to the point they lose their sense of reason. I'm talking the 'my computer wallpaper is my dog,' 'I hang a Christmas stocking for my cat' crowd.
Posted 5 months ago

There's no substitute for imagination, but creativity is only enhanced when

There's no substitute for imagination, but creativity is only enhanced when forged with life experience.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago