Tag Archives: The South

My Plea to My White Friends and Family in South Carolina

June 19, 2015

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If you are friends with me IRL or online, my political leanings are not in anyway hidden or tamped down. They rarely have been. I’ve been opinionated and passionate about politics for almost forty years (true story). There are many of you who do not agree with me politically about very much. Typically, we just […]

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DIY Air Conditioning for $8

July 15, 2014


Hot as blazes here in Nashville. Some of us need cheap ways to minimize our murderous urges.

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Tweet of the Day: The South…Suddenly not so Red Edition #DemographicsIsDestiny

June 18, 2014


You know how I’m always harping about changing demographics and how liberals in other parts of the country should really quit dogging on the South? Here is why. (Help or kindly STFU). If unregistered black, Hispanic and Asian voters registered, South would look VERY different http://t.co/KNfL5Wjqn1 pic.twitter.com/KS7ovY1loB — ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) June 18, 2014

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The South vs Social Mobility

July 22, 2013


Originally posted on The Dish:
Here’s the map from the NYT today on regions and income mobility. The redder the region the lower the mobility: Doesn’t it seem to you that the South stands out with particular starkness? That the most solidly Republican region offers the least equality of opportunity? Among the cities with the…

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Tweet of the Day (on behalf on my PPL in TX) in response to Lewis Black’s Rant from #TDS

July 18, 2013


[http://youtu.be/hCSbcuPVriM] Douglas Williams ‏@DougWilliams8526m If your solution to folks facing oppression is having them move rather than coming down here and fighting with them, you’re not progressive.

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The Way Forward — Thoughts on the #WarOnWomen, Moral Mondays, SCOTUS rulings and How We Fight

June 27, 2013


Yes, I’ve been tweeting. Reading compulsively. Talking with allies on Facebook. But, it hit me last night over dinner with fine company, I haven’t really processed all the implications of this week. But, these are my own thoughts about what this week means for those of us motivated by justice, living in Red (or purple – […]

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Reading Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” On My Way To A Demonstration

June 27, 2013


Originally posted on Stuff Jeff Reads:
When I was in college, one of my English professors commented that we study literature because it matters, that is makes a difference in the world. I firmly believe that to this day. So, as I was preparing to board a bus with 100 other protesters and travel four…

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Dear Brad Paisley

April 11, 2013


Originally posted on Rethink the Rant:
Dear Brad, I may be a self-proclaimed feminist progressive, but I still listen to country now and then. There are some songs in the genre that make me cringe, but that’s true of almost any musical genre. When I was pregnant, country music was my JAM – largely because…

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The 14 Worst Lyrics from ‘Accidental Racist’

April 10, 2013



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Julia Sugarbaker Tells It True

February 18, 2013


In my case, I get it honest six ways to Sunday…

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