My tepid excitement for immigration reform currently on the table

Posted August 9th, 2013

There’s a lot to be excited about in the ongoing talks about finally reforming our long-broken immigration system (read: unjust mess). Keeping families together is a must. Giving everyone– including women, children, members of the LGBT community; everyone– a clear path to citizenship is a must. However, the insane measures …

“Stand your ground” laws are direct effects of toxic masculinity

Posted July 30th, 2013

First and foremost, the tragic death of Trayvon Martin and subsequent miscarriage of justice in the trial of his killer should make a honest discussion about race in this country a dire necessity. However, we must also realize that so-called “stand your ground” laws– like the one that allowed George …

Militarizing the border is not the answer

Posted July 17th, 2013

For sure, there is much in recent immigration bill to celebrate. However, it also¬†allocates $47 billion to “secure” an already-secure border with drones, high-tech surveillance, and enough additional agents (one every 274 feet, as a matter of fact).

We stand now at a historic crossroads for immigration reform. We …