Tag Archives: Xenophobia

The Persecution of German Americans During World War I

This week I watched a wonderful PBS documentary on World War I titled The Great War. It talks about the war from the point of view of African Americans, Native Americans, women suffragists and the diverse spectrum of American society. … Continue reading

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The Discrimination Faced By 19th Century Irish Immigrants

Yesterday the country celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate the many contributions that Irish Americans have given to our great country. In this time when Muslim Americans, Hispanics and immigrants are facing much prejudice and discrimination, it … Continue reading

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Former White Supremacists Helping People Leave Hate Groups

One of the greatest worries that I have in the past 2 years is the rising incidents of racism, Islamophobia, antisemitism, homophobia and the anti-immigrant harassment around the country. The Southern Poverty Law Center has recently reported that the number … Continue reading

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A Women’s Day March in San Jose, California – January 21, 2017

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, my niece and I participated in the Women’s Day March in San Jose, California. I had never been to a political march that was so large. We wandered around and really enjoyed reading all the … Continue reading

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Looking to the New Year

As 2016 comes to a close, it’s a good time to reflect. On a personal level, the year has had it’s good moments and it’s had it’s bad moments. The good moments outnumber the bad and I have several fond … Continue reading

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Waking Up To A Donald Trump Presidency

It’s a week now since the shock of the presidential elections result last Tuesday. I’ve been deeply depressed about Donald Trump becoming President, but I still congratulate those who are Trump supporters for being involved in this political process. I … Continue reading

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Republican Criticisms of Donald Trump

I got a chance to watch bits and pieces of both the Democratic and the Republican Conventions these past two weeks. The Democratic Convention was better run, with better speeches and the speakers were a greater representation of the diverse … Continue reading

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