This case has as many twists as an episode of Dallas. The sheriff certainly draws suspicion on himself.
The comments are a horrifying racist minefield. Anyone who doesn’t believe that racism still exists needs to read these comments.
I liked what commenter B.A. Chan said.
“Racism used to be a roaring lion. Now it is a serpent in the tall weeds.”
I hope they find this guy’s murderer, but it seems like it could take a while with what seem to be evident cover-ups on the law enforcement side.
Back in the 1970’s, my father (R.I.P.) said that a person could never really trust the government. I’m sure that he would agree that the NSA is not being forthcoming with the real scope of their activities.
The more I hear about this situation, the more I think that Edward Snowden actually is a hero.
I was looking for something else when I found this, and it got me thinking.
With certain civil rights and affirmative action laws, there have been positive changes made.
As far as I can tell, in the majority of the United States, it’s no longer acceptable to use racial slurs.
However, there is still work to be done.
Non-whites still experience micro aggression, and not such microscopic aggression.
This list of Huffington Post articles discussing racism on Twitter prove that beyond the shadow of a doubt.
Although in many cases overt racism is punished, there is still much that needs to change.
Axel Brauns is a novelist who lives with autism. He discusses his issues with learning to interpret faces and perceive emotions.
I do not have much experience with autism, so please forgive any shortfalls in my knowledge. I know that some people think that all individuals with autism are out of control and learning disabled. From what I have observed in what I have read and viewed about people with the condition, there is a great range in abilities, intelligence, and tolerance of external stimulus.
I think that whether autistic or mentally ill, it is often difficult living in a world where one does not fall into the neuro-normative spectrum. People who are not neuro-normative are often misperceived as being less intelligent, dangerous, unable to interact with others, and completely unstable.
Educating the public helps resolve the stigma that persons who are not neuro-normative endure.
I wish I could find a copy of this film. Axel is a fascinating person. I would like to learn more about his writing and thought processes.
Crazy Town in Looney Land
Health care costs in the U.S. are astronomical. I remember even back in the early 1990’s when I had a brief hospital stay, I paid $3 apiece for Tylenol. It’s much worse now.