BLM at Six Years

Six years ago today, Eric Garner was brutally murdered by NYPD cops. Many people agree that the murder of Garner and the protests that rose up around the country (and the world) immediately afterwords marks the unofficial start of the modern Black Lives Matter movement. Continue reading BLM at Six Years

Straight from the Horses Mouth: A Look at How Cops in America Think

I would like to give you a little insight as to what is going on in police officer’s minds (at least the good ones). I will not name names or departments but here is a summarized version of a pretty productive conversation me and a police officer had. Continue reading Straight from the Horses Mouth: A Look at How Cops in America Think

Free Will-y?

I won’t sit here and pretend to be privy to some secret cosmological truth after just two semesters of college. Better men than me have spent their entire lives pondering, only to leave this planet just as confused, if not more, than when they entered. A theory of everything would shake the foundations of my beliefs, no doubt, but I must admit I would commit my life and career to searching for such a theory if given the chance. Maybe this suggests that I would make a bad scientist, or perhaps that I am a bad Christian. Though I have no solid answers, what I do have is a head full of questions. Continue reading Free Will-y?

Where Have Our Pioneers Gone?

“I have to vote for the lesser of two evils until the good candidate has a chance to win.” You might think this sounds pragmatic, but really, it’s nothing more than glory-seeking cowardice. Pioneers have defined our world. The first ones to stand against slavery will never have a stories written about them, but without them, we’d still have people in chains. The first people … Continue reading Where Have Our Pioneers Gone?

Does America Have a Race Issue? Pt 2.

In part one I made the claim that racist individuals exist, and that very little could be done to combat this. I argued that the solution lies in limiting our ever-expanding government. I believe both points to be true, however I must admit it is slightly unfair for me to place all the blame on the government and their operating agencies. After all, government is nothing more than a slightly skewed reflection of ourselves. Looking inward at ourselves, we see a host of problems that arise on a national level and disproportionately affect racial minorities. Continue reading Does America Have a Race Issue? Pt 2.

Why We Have to Talk About Race and Cancer

I ‘m very sympathetic to the idea of just dropping the conversation about race entirely. After all, it was an amazing vision that Martin Luther King Jr had when he conjectured, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” And while … Continue reading Why We Have to Talk About Race and Cancer