The Power of Privilege in Flower Mound, Texas

Congratulations, Flower Mound, Texas, you have become the caricature the nation imagines when they they think of backward southern towns where high schoolers hold up white power signs. Flower Mound is also where I grew up. Technically, I grew up on the border of Flower Mound and the less affluent suburb it shares a school … Continue reading The Power of Privilege in Flower Mound, Texas

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The Right to Fight: A ‘Brand’ I Trust

"I don't need the right from anybody. I'm taking it." -Russell Brand Within the jaded recesses of my (just shy of) 25 year-old-mind lies the battered remnants of optimism. Santa Claus is not real, NYC Landlords will cheat you out of your security deposit, and the government doesn't actually work. These are truths I've learned … Continue reading The Right to Fight: A ‘Brand’ I Trust

This Bad Week In News: Are People Created Equal?

Too many bad things happened this week. Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, Israel began a ground mission in Gaza, and children at the southern border of the United States continue to live warehouse-style while politics stifle any resolution. Meanwhile the conversations in the news (from my western POV) reek of the distinct language of dehumanization. … Continue reading This Bad Week In News: Are People Created Equal?