Characteristics of an Ally

Becoming an Ally/What is an Ally? An ally is a member of the advantaged social group who takes a stand against social injustice directed at targeted groups (Whites who speak out against racism, men who are anti-sexist). An ally works to be an agent of social change rather than an agent of oppression. When a…

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Two Stories of Deadly Force

Sometimes the use of deadly force is necessary to quell an imminent threat. Other times an officer must take a more nuanced approach to the situation. Too often we hear of officers jumping to the former. Some people will say the distinction is not that easy. Try watching your people be systematically exterminated, then you…

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Memorial Day and the War at Home

Earlier this week we celebrated Memorial Day. It is a day of remembrance for everyone who has died serving in the American armed forces. The holiday originated during and after the Civil War. The definition of “war” according to Merriam-Webster: A state or period of fighting between countries or groups; A situation in which people…

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