social justice Archive

  • Some obstacles are sometimes shameful, others are enraging: wanting to charge a full fee for a caregiver was akin to charging for a wheelchair, a service animal, or a similar assistive device.

    Life with Disabilities: Discrimination with Caregivers

    Some obstacles are sometimes shameful, others are enraging: wanting to charge a full fee for a caregiver was akin to charging for a wheelchair, a service animal, or a similar assistive device.

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  • Today is a rainy day, so he is forced to setup camp on a piece of cardboard just outside of the shopping area.  One side of his cardboard reads, "Will work for food."  The other is merely his chair.

    Paul in Leonard

    Today is a rainy day, so he is forced to setup camp on a piece of cardboard just outside of the shopping area. One side of his cardboard reads, "Will work for food." The other is merely his chair.

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  • She cries in desperation. She cries with excruciation. But this time, she cannot cry herself to death. She can only cry, and scream for compassion, and toss and turn, and feel the sharp pain killing her from tooth to brain.

    The City of the Living Dead

    She cries in desperation. She cries with excruciation. But this time, she cannot cry herself to death. She can only cry, and scream for compassion, and toss and turn, and feel the sharp pain killing her from tooth to brain.

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  • There is the power, for instance, that comes with driving the biggest vehicle in town.  There is also networking with people of all sorts....

    A job I would not mind

    There is the power, for instance, that comes with driving the biggest vehicle in town. There is also networking with people of all sorts....

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  • But of all things, what was hardest yet to understand was how much my own parents were sacrificing to get me out of that dying world.  Growing up, it was easy to be blinded by the idea...

    Me and their world

    But of all things, what was hardest yet to understand was how much my own parents were sacrificing to get me out of that dying world. Growing up, it was easy to be blinded by the idea...

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  • I am very sorry to hear that, I said -- what else could I have possibly said to that?  What else could I have possibly said to a man who aside from not having sight, had also lost everything, absolutely everything, in a fire....

    Jesse

    I am very sorry to hear that, I said -- what else could I have possibly said to that? What else could I have possibly said to a man who aside from not having sight, had also lost everything, absolutely everything, in a fire....

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  • I still wake up in the middle of the night thinking, if only their hearts could be heard. If only all victims of violence, greed and hate could tell their stories without fear of prosecution, the world would be a different place.

    If their hearts could be heard

    I still wake up in the middle of the night thinking, if only their hearts could be heard. If only all victims of violence, greed and hate could tell their stories without fear of prosecution, the world would be a different place.

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  • In the few years I’ve been in the United States, I have seen many wonderful places and experienced a great life. I have learned why this country is so great […]

    Who drew the line?

    In the few years I’ve been in the United States, I have seen many wonderful places and experienced a great life. I have learned why this country is so great […]

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  • Tonight, I went to Buffalo Wild Wings with my buddy to watch the Pistons game. As we were driving in, the guys in a car driving out yelled, “You niggers!” […]

    Why, o why?

    Tonight, I went to Buffalo Wild Wings with my buddy to watch the Pistons game. As we were driving in, the guys in a car driving out yelled, “You niggers!” […]

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