Politics

What’s Next | Election 2016

“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” -Abraham Lincoln I am a middle class white woman. Both of my parents have Masters’ degrees. I am[…]

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Listening vs. Hearing | Election 2016

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” -Plato I wrote in my last post that it’s hard for me to be in Germany during such a pivotal moment in U.S. history. That has never been more true[…]

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I Don’t Really Care Who You’re Married To | 2016 Election

One of the only downsides to studying abroad at this time of year (aside from the inconsistent weather patterns that made packing a very difficult task) is missing election season. You might’ve already noticed that I live for politics – particularly American politics. I love my country, and being so[…]

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Great White Privilege

  “Do you believe in white privilege?” It’s a question I don’t ask, because to ask this question would mean giving people the option to respond with the answer, “No.” To ask this question would insinuate that white privilege is something that can be believed in, like it’s the Loch[…]

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