Like Oil & Water: Civil Rights and Majority Rule

Anti Gay Amendment North Carolina

*+-Sheria Reed: The people voted to amend our North Carolina state constitution in an effort to legalize discrimination against people who are not heterosexual. That’s a violation of the U.S. Constitution and our state constitution.

Black Is More Than a Skin Color

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*+-Sheria Reid: Tea Party Republicans have figured out if they have their own black folks, in limited numbers of course, then they can refute the accusations of racism and proudly declare, “We have our own black people; we’re not racists!”

The Many Faces of Santa Claus

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*+-Megyn Kelly Santa — Kelly’s a twit, but her assertion of the whiteness of a fantasy figure does reflect white privilege at its best

Targeting Miley Cyrus

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*+-Sheria Reid: Why is it that women are the first ones to turn on other women who are overtly sexual in their actions or appearance?

The N-Word Debate Resurrected

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*+-Sheria Reid: I do take issue with the prevalent mythology that black people use the word nigger all the time. I’m black and 57 years old. I don’t know all black people but I know a lot of black people. NONE of the black people that I know typically use nigger as a greeting or in general conversation.

Racism: Ignorance Seasoned with Paranoia

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*+-Sheria Reid: The new trend appears to be to insist that black people and liberals are the new racists but I have never come across anyone who goes so far as to declare that we have started the Jim Crow period against white people.

Revealing the Boogeyman

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*+-Sheria Reid: The depth of depravity that feeds racism at this level counts on being able to stay in the shadows. They don’t want those of us who find their beliefs repulsive to see them.