At the end of the day …. Race/Off: Jon Stewart’s Rant!!

Originally posted on It Is What It Is:

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~~August 31, 2014~~ 

There’s a well known saying: “There’s truth in jest”.

Jon Stewart proves it again. His “rant” covers so many points. It’s right on the money and we need to hear all of it attentively and with an open mind.

I guarantee you that every person of color in this country has faced an indignity, from the ridiculous to the grotesque to the sometimes fatal, at some point in their … I’m going to say last couple of hours. 

Race is there, and it is a constant. You’re tired of hearing about it?

Imagine how ****ing exhausting it is living with it.”

I had to re-write it to make sure we get this!! 

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~~As it appears on ….”~~

http://www.upworthy.com/this-might-be-jon-stewarts-best-rant-ever-because-ferguson?c=upw1

~~This Might Be Jon Stewart’s Best Rant Ever. Because Ferguson~~

“By now, some of you are thinking, “Man, I’m so tired of hearing about Ferguson.” I…

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Erin (Short Story)

Looking up from the book in her lap, Erin made a disgusted noise.

“That wasn’t very polite,” her mother pointed out.

“So?” Erin slammed the book closed, “this is nothing but rubbish.”

Her mother closed her eyes for a moment, maybe counting to ten which she claimed helped… sometimes.

“It’s a book. It isn’t rubbish.”

“Really?” Erin was quivering with suppressed rage. Her jaw clinched so tight her mother thought her teeth might break.

“Really?” She asked again. She took the book in both hands and slammed it into the floor with an ear splitting scream. “Then where is that stupid Godmother?” 

Her mother took another deep breath, “She isn’t real, dear. They are just stories, nothing more.”

Erin got up and went to the window. Dusk had settled across the yard and she could see the street lights beginning to flicker on up and down the street. She was rigid for a moment and her mother wondered if there was to be another outburst.

There was a mumble, too low for her to hear, “What did you say dear?”

Erin turned back to look at the woman sitting across the room, all prim and proper, as much a fairy tale princess as she was ever likely to see.

“I know,” she replied, “I just wish someone could make me a real girl.”

Cancer claims trans role model and advocate Andrew Cray

Kira:

Rest In Peace

Originally posted on LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS:

andrew crayLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — A post Thursday on Andrew Cray’s Facebook page brought the news that he passed away following an apparent second bout with cancer. By all accounts Cray was a selfless and tireless advocate for trans people and for many, the news was quite shocking, especially considering he was only 28.

Cray was most recently with American Progress as a Policy Analyst working to get the Affordable Care Act implemented by the states.  Prior to that, he worked for the National Center for Transgender Equality on trans and LGBT health policies. At the National Coalition for LGBT Health, he worked to ensure the health needs of LGBT veterans were met.

Sarah McBride in Facebook:

“He had a warm heart up until the end, always putting the feelings and needs of others ahead of his own. He contributed more in his 28 years than most would ever…

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