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Identities and Appetites

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It’s sloppy to blame Trump on poor white folk – when highly educated white folk (the only type of White I know) scapegoat poor whites for America’s love affair with that Big Ass Fat Mouth. I’m not really big on that type of language, but Trump is, so I’ll honor him and borrow his vernacular when addressing him. Adam Theron-Le Rensch’s White, Rural and Poor talks (with some humiliation) about ‘my people’, poor white folk. He even uses the word ‘trash’, but with intimacy, and gentleness.

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PKT5372-388736 NELSON MANDELA POLITICIAN/PRESIDENT Without Walls: winds of change: illustrates a hidden history of South Africa, when Nelson Mandela's toughest challenge was found in the boxing ring....POLITICIAN/PRESIDENT

An ode to Ali

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Joyce Carol Oates’s assertion that boxing legend Muhammad Ali was ‘never the white man’s Negro’ raises the question: Who is this white man’s Negro? Is it Joe Louis, Archie Moor, Ezzard Charles – legends that Oates writes were forced to ‘efface’ or ‘emasculate’ themselves before white men? The white man’s Negro is a fantasy of white-owned media (and white op-ed contributors).

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Human Rights in Community

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Foundation Cristosal (El Salvador) approaches issues such as forced displacement by violence, building capacities of local leadership to promote democratic processes in El Salvador, and creating spaces for mutual exchange between Central and North Americans through a rights based approach that recognizes at its core the inherent dignity, equality, and inalienable rights of every human being.

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