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Africa’s Contribution To The American Dream

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In America, we celebrate their new car, who they are dating, not the forced labor or crooked land grabs that gave their families wealth. Sugar. Cotton. Coffee. Banking. Clothing. Shipbuilding. Insurance. Railroads. Mining. All profited from slave labor and the removal of Native people. The American dream as well it’s policies does not recognize those contributions. Never will. 400,000 slaves made it to America and 12 million worldwide. 8-10 million Native Americans perished during American colonization. This is a dirty open secret. That for the creation of our nation required not the equality of all men but the destruction of many men, women, and children. No memorial or day off will recognize those sacrifices. Our leaders should represent all of us. #Africa #africanamerican #native #nativeamerican #history #equality #diversity #immigration #immigrant #wallstreet #America #americandream #people #culture #life #humanity #democracy #Republican #Democrats #government #jimcrow #manifestdestiny

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Sorry Libya. Be Proud of Who You Are.

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Sorry Libya. Be proud of who you are. #art #draw #comic #comics #sayings #words #immigrants #immigration #refugee #policy #politics #borders #division #bias #stereotypes #words #quotes #people #rules #laws #africa #libya #arabic #power #respect

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Why Have Democracy When You Have Capitalism?

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Americans see empathy as weakness so why help the weak when you can exploit them? Why donate the food you waste? Someone weak will pay a poor person’s meal. Why build low income housing when more money is made in luxury apartments? Let’s be honest that capitalism is greater than our democracy. Why restrict firearms at all if it will only protect the weak? Strength is all we seek and the weak have separate problems. Source: Hofstadter, R. (1944). Social darwinism in American thought (Vol. 16). Beacon Press. #ideas #imagination #defense #guns #corporate #wealth #greed #firstamendment #secondamendment #capitalism #democracy #accountability #responsibility #mindfulness #Republican #Democrats #laws #policy #firearms

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Social Media and The Loss of Community

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Social media collapsed the sense of community. It was easier to “see” when something wasn’t right. Lost kids turn into lost adults. The danger lies in the choice of beliefs the feeling of being understood and accepted. Any story, could establish itself this way to someone’s identity. Being misunderstood then attaching it to a vengeful means maybe for vengeance or an outer reflex towards an inner balance. When someone snaps it seems reflexive, a response to pain. Real or imagined. Media attaches the shallowest narrative to what is a deeper issue in our age. Source: Adams, J., & Roscigno, V. J. (2005). White supremacists, oppositional culture and the World Wide Web. Social Forces, 84(2), 759-778. #men #division #bias #belief #behavior #culture #firstamendment #religion #media #ideology #wolves #pain #emotion #choices #life #being #anger #kids #schools #community #network #Republican #Democrat #guns #policy