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 Peggy McIntosh, mwandishi of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
Peggy McIntosh, author of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
From Peggy McIntosh's makala available in full link. The rest of this makala will be directly quoted from that. I ilitumwa the whole link as well, but for the tl;dr crowd, this is the meat and potatoes of it.

My schooling gave me no training in seeing myself as an oppressor, as an unfairly advantaged person, au as a participant in a damaged culture. I was taught to see myself as an individual whose moral state depended on her individual moral will. My schooling followed the pattern my colleague Elizabeth Minnich has pointed out: whites are taught to think of their lives as morally neutral, normative,...
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 courtesy of www.dividedwefail.com, though it says a lot about compromise, if wewe ask me.
courtesy of www.dividedwefail.com, though it says a lot about compromise, if you ask me.
When I created this spot nearly a mwaka ago, my intention was to create a foramu for the respectable exchange of ideas among educated individuals. To my great excitement, I got exactly that: multifaceted individuals who knew where they stood but were curious to learn about others and make their own ideas known. There were the occasional people who would refuse to listen and only talk, and there were the occasional users who would refuse to acknowledge a good point against them. But over all, I've enjoyed our lively discussions.

For a time, the debate spot was lacking in any real "debate." There...
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posted by DarkSarcasm
 Pamela Anderson goes PETA.
Pamela Anderson goes PETA.
Originally imewasilishwa for school on December 6, 2006.

PETA – Is It Really Ethical?

Who would think twice about questioning the motive of a nonprofit animal-loving organization with the word “ethical” in its title? The word “ethical” usually refers to someone who is doing the right thing. After all, who wouldn’t want to treat wanyama ethically?

I sat behind an avid PETA supporter one mwaka in my high school English class. PETA, as I was later informed, was an acronym for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and was an organization dedicated to saving wanyama and promoting veganism....
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Note: It's kind of late at night so this is a bit rushed & disorganized (especially regarding the points about Depp, Rowling, and DeLisle) so if anyone needs any clarification au zaidi context au would like to hear zaidi in depth about my personal feelings on each case, feel free to ask.

So this is inspired kwa a hivi karibuni experience that I had with cancel culture au an attempt at it. I have always been against cancel culture mostly because I've had several bad experiences with it over stuff that was blown way out of proportion. It was used as a humiliation tactic and a means to try to kick me...
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Imagine that wewe are in a boat. There are other people in your boat. There is also one person in the water. Allowing this person to get onto your mashua will not sink the boat. Everyone could easily fit comfortably. But still, there is a person in the water.

Now, if this person was only in the water for a short time, then yes, saying, "Hey, guys, lend me a hand onto your boat?" is probably exactly what she would do. But imagine this person has been in the water for hours. And imagine that it was other people in the mashua that pushed her in there. Not you, of course. wewe didn't push her in. But...
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 Even the Joker's Had Enough Of This Bullshit
Even the Joker's Had Enough Of This Bullshit
I believe in debate, discussion, and discourse. I believe in listening. I believe in multiple sides to every issue. I believe everyone is worth listening to. I believe there can be fault on "all sides," and that we can all be guilty of misunderstanding each other.

I do not extend these courtesies to racists.

Ideas are dangerous. They are wonderful and they are disastrous. They can be used and misused as weapons au agents of peace. But when wewe are met with a truly deadly weapon, giving it the benefit of the doubt and letting it do its thing will get wewe and many others killed.

When it comes to...
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On and off for the past several years, I've been working on a bunch of makala here on Fanpop: interviews (so many interviews....), comic articles, reviews, and various "What is..." explanatory articles. One of the ones on the back burner has been the "What is Debate?" article, and since I haven't finished that, I have to summarize some basic points about debate:

1) Debate is all about using arguments to support a position, thesis au statement.
2) Debate requires opposition: at least two sides arguing the truth au fallacy of the thesis.
3) Debate requires an audience to judge the effectiveness...
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So being as math is the bane of my existence right now and I've finally snapped and nothing is left of my motivation in regards to math but a manifestation of pure rage and anger I am going to rant zaidi about how much I hate math. I have grown to hate it so much that I am now putting effort and energy into my hatred of it. So I will now continue my venting and raging about why students shouldn't have to suffer like so.That alisema parts of this are going to be taken from my maoni over on my 'is math necessary' poll.

So being as uchungu, chungu about math as I've grown to be, I've done quite a bit of research...
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I've been disheartened to hear rhetoric and see actions in the media lately that onyesha me just how appallingly sexist our so-called "modern" and progressive society still is.

Yes, I'm calling sexism on this one, and no, that's not a word I wave around carelessly.

I'm calling sexism because a number of women's issues have come up in the public foramu lately, and no one seems to care A) what women think about that au B) perspectives on issues that aren't fifty years old. I recently ilitumwa link which details exactly how offensive these conversations are.

Women On The Front Lines

Let's look at the most...
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 ok, obviously that's not gerado, but still.
ok, obviously that's not gerado, but still.
WARNING- THIS makala CONTAINS SOME INFO WHICH SOME MAY FIND DISTURBING au UPSETING.
85 percent of the time, I like to think the world's a wonderful place. we have tecnology and nature all rolled into one delicious sushi-package, we all have different place to visit and new things to learn. most of the time, the world's a very pleasent, innocent place to be. But 15 percent of the time, horrible things happen. people crash planes into buildings, tecnology is faulty, nature is being destroyed and the odd teenager sometimes drops a baby bomb on her parents and boyfriend. but only very ocassionally...
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posted by Cinders
Yes, I broke the original link, but that has since been link. Because no one knows how to cite and circumvent obscure made-up internet rules like I do.

And maybe this title got your attention.

Hi, I'm Cinders. Maybe We Haven't Met.

First of all, allow me to introduce myself. I'm an old-hat Fanpopper who joined this site at the tender age of nineteen. I was an open-minded college student at the time, looking for a place to geek out about things I love. One thing I loved was debate and discourse. I loved hearing multiple sides and perspectives to arguments, because I know there's always a side I...
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There's been a lot of debate in this spot on the general idea of progressive "softies" who need "safe spaces" to avoid being "triggered."

The talk of these kinds of people generally devolves into hyperbolized stereotypes of wimpy college students using it as an excuse not to do their homework, for example. Acronyms like "SJWs" get thrown around, and people express their frustration about feeling like they're walking on egg shells, au censored, au having to cater to other people's over-sensitivity in order to avoid being accused of an "ism" of some sort au another. People feel like they're being...
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I bet those conservatives out there were thinking that I'd forgotten all about them! Not true! In fact, I have been doing extra research over the last few days to fully get the feel for each candidate still in the running.

If wewe missed my makala on the link, I assure wewe it's a good, solid, and fair assessment of each candidate

In the last article, I joked about Donald Trump, and alisema that I would probably not be very respectful when discussing him, on account of he's a giant tool. Well, I can't make any promises about how it's presented, but I vow to present accurate information about Donald...
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The Republicans as well as a personified hairball some cat coughed up debate tonight. Though there are only five of them still in the race whittled down from an impressive seventeen before the primaries, it's hard to know what they're really for and against beyond all the rhetoric.

The Democrats have a completely different pickle. Their party is divided between two candidates who can't stop agreeing on everything, and yet insist they are different from each other.

So what does this really mean? Your very own political pundit is here to break it down for wewe in as unbiased a way as I can possibly...
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I upendo the constitution so much that if they were selling shirts that alisema "I <3 The US Constitution" I would buy it in a heartbeat. I was that girl who walked around campus with a pocket-sized US Constitution in her purse, because, well, wewe never know when you'll need to quote a two hundred mwaka old document at someone, right?

But there was another document in my purse, too, a zaidi hivi karibuni one. This one was based on the US Declaration of Independence, and influenced kwa Thomas Jefferson's contemporaries like Thomas Paine, who themselves were influenced kwa older documents like the English...
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posted by ThePrincesTale
Idk if anyone’s noticed (lol) but I’m filthy mad about this election. Not just because of Trump himself, but because the whole thing represents, better than anything, one of the world’s most significant problem in hivi karibuni years. We are moving away from our Enlightenment ideals - tolerance, progress, and liberty - with fanfare. Under the guise of saving western culture, we are threatening its core principles. We are neglecting the lessons of history that millions fought and died for: authoritarianism is a dangerous (yet insidious) thing, vilification of minority groups is wrong (demonstrated,...
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I'd like to start kwa saying that this is just my personal opinion as to what a SJW is. I've come to notice that I have used SJW quite a bit on this spot and a few people don't know exactly what I mean kwa that. So I kind of thought it'd be useful to make this makala explaining exactly what I mean when I use the term social justice warrior.
Before anything else; I intend no offense to anyone at all with this article. I don't hate social justice (not kwa any means), I think social justice is awesome. What I don't like is what some people turned the movement into.

First and foremost when I use SJW...
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 If wewe don't like debates that go nowhere, then wewe might not be so interested in this...
If wewe don't like debates that go nowhere, then wewe might not be so interested in this...


My friend, an evolutionist, and I, a Christian, always upendo to spend a few moments debating with each other about evolution, the "Big Bang" theory, and religion (mostly God).

November 7, 2008, he and I started at it again on Msn. He actually put my skills to the test, as neither of us have had no high school au college education on religion (so far), but I have gone to Church weekly, and will hopefully continue doing so. My friend, is frankly just extremely smart (I honestly can't elaborate on that....
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As of late, I've noticed several picks asking if it's murder if a crime is committed without mens rea. In all fairness, I'm paraphrasing, because none of these picks even mentions the words "mens rea" but the concept is the same.

For example, one pick asks if a priest should be convicted if he performed an exorcism which resulted in the link For that, I answered yes-- the priest should be convicted, au at least charged with manslaughter-- but not murder. Similarly, there are link seperate link concerning the legalities of a burglar/trespasser getting shot and killed on someone else's property....
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Explaining What Makes America Great and Why We Must Protect It!

RUSH: Okay. Folks, let me get (for me on a Friday) a little serious here for a moment. I've had conversations in hivi karibuni days, weeks, with liberals. Every time I mention this to you, I get, "Why are wewe hanging around them?" Well, wewe can't avoid 'em, and I'm not afraid of them. I like engaging them sometimes, because these people, many of them are just following a script. They've got their template, their narrative, and life is very compartmentalized and if something doesn't fit the little cocoon that they've woven for themselves...
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