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Columbus, Somali Arrivals and Crime

Consider the State of Ohio’s Department Job and Family Services record of the pattern of resettlement of Somali refugees from 1999 to 2011. Consider it in the context of Uniform Crime Reports data for Columbus, Ohio, the city with the second-largest influx of Somali immigrants in the nation:

Now consider those trends in comparison […]

“Not Anything Personal” — An Object Lesson in Discrimination

“Principal Patrick Taylor told the paper that the decision is part of the school’s dress code and it is not anything personal.” — FoxNews, April 5

Claudettia Love of Monroe, Louisiana has received a top-notch education in discrimination from her principal.  The top-notch student is not being allowed to attend her high school prom because she […]

Grassroots? Jeb Bush Right to Rise Hashtag goes Empty

January 7, 2015: Jeb Bush announces the launch of his Twitter hashtag #RightToRise

April 1-3, 2015: a grand total of 12 people Tweet using the #RightToRise hashtag on Twitter. Messages include:

@actdontreact: #righttorise is like #righttowork. It’s nothing of the sort! #JebBush2016

gift2usa: RT @TheNotoriousJEB: I’m running for president because everyone has the #RightToRise. #Viagra

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55 to 8, 88 to 13, 12 to 15

Number of images of adult women featured in the April 2015 issue of Parents magazine: 55

Number of images of adult men featured in the April 2015 issue of Parents magazine: 8

Number of Parents staff listed on Page 6 with a woman’s first name: 83 Number of Parents staff listed on Page 6 with […]

PCLOB: White House Isn’t Measuring Whether its War on Terror Plans Work

It’s been nearly fourteen years since the passage of the USA Patriot Act and the initiation of massive programs of surveillance and military interdiction that are supposed to have been enacted in order to stop the terrorists who, we’ve been told for nearly fourteen years, are going to strike again any… minute… now.

And […]

Mark Trail by James Allen and Me

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Why is Indiana the “Only One” being Picked On for Picking on People? Because… it Isn’t.

Writing in the Los Angeles Times, Sarah Parvini and Nigel Duara are reporting shock, befuddlement and disbelief at the development that, “for some reason,” the state of Indiana is getting picked on, bullied, and discriminated against for passing a law allowing government-chartered corporations to discriminate against gay people. Parvini and Duara share passages like the […]

Help Me Understand Why The Confirmation of Loretta Lynch is a Social Movement Subject

Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next U.S. Attorney General, has been blocked from progressing to a confirmation vote by a handful of Republican members of the U.S. Senate for nearly 150 days.  While Lynch’s vote is being held up, current Attorney General Eric Holder will continue to serve.

As I understand […]

In Alabama, U beats O in a Landslide

If you look at the results of the 2014 elections for the Alabama State House of Representatives and Senate, you might get the idea that the major divide is between Democrats and Republicans, with 98 Republicans, 41 Democrats and 1 Independent elected to the two chambers of the Alabama State Legislature. But there is a […]

Where Have the Protests Gone? Where Can I Find Them?

On the left-hand side of the Irregular Times website, I try to list upcoming protests that I know about. Today, as you can see, I don’t know much. Here’s my list.

March from NYC to DC to protest racial discrimination in policing kicks off on April 13 Protest Against Mass Incarceration in San Francisco, April […]

Proverbs 30:5 is Flawless Flawless Flawless

“Every word of God is flawless” — Proverbs 30:5

My word, it’s true.