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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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I was going to call them the "Ten Commandments" but felt someone might be offended kwa that (either a religious person thinking I'm blasphemous au a secularist thinking I'm inaonyesha a bias towards religion. Lose, lose, wewe see). Also, I couldn't come up with ten rules.

So instead, observe the Golden Rules of the Debate Spot.

1) RESPECT your fellow debaters. They believe what they do for a reason just like wewe do. As opposed to simply trying to explain why they're wrong, explain your point of view and LISTEN to theirs. If wewe find wewe simply just cannot understand their views, au that they will...
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1.I'd really rather wewe didn't act like a sanctimonious holier-than-thou punda when describing my noodly goodness. If some people don't believe in me, that's okay. Really, I'm not that vain. Besides, this isn't about them so don't change the subject.

2.I'd really rather wewe didn't use my existence as a means to oppress, subjugate, punish, eviscerate, and/or, wewe know, be mean to others. I don't require sacrifices, and purity is for drinking water, not people.

3.I'd really rather wewe didn't judge people for the way they look, au how they dress, au the way they talk, or, well, just play nice, Okay?...
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posted by LadyL68
So, many of wewe are aware of the rumor floating arround that the world will end tonight at 6:00 PM. I just have a few things to say about these "End of The World" theories, becasue they're really getting on my nervs.

I just want to say that first off, for those of wewe who do belive the world will end tonight, au in 2012, au whatever, I mean no disrespect to you. I also don't mean any disrespect to people's religious beliefs that say the things I'm about to adress.



So, yesterday afternoon I heard that there is yet another prediction for the world ending. First it was the mwaka 2000, then the...
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posted by harold
This is a debate seed, and was last edited on 8 April 2008.

As a shabiki of debate, I've often railed at the absence of actual debate in the debate spot. Therefore I present a swali for debate:

Are mechanical pencils au wooden pencils better?

Cinders has done a marvelous job of initiating a number of formal limited debates, so I propose a different type of debate format for this one. For this, the Great Pencil Debate, the following debate attributes will apply:

Non-judged

Open-ended

Participatory

Moderated

What these mean:

Non-judged is a debate format wherein there are no judges...
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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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In our world today, global warming is a growing issue. Global warming (according to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary) is an increase in the earth's atmospheric and oceanic temperatures widely predicted to occur due to an increase in the greenhouse effect resulting especially from pollution. This means we must take action. This is a method commonly known as "going green." We do this kwa riding bikes, using public transportation, reycleing, and much more. This is common for big cities like New York City, New York au Chicago, Illionois- but what about the smaller towns?



I live in Joplin,...
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posted by pandawinx
Pro-life quotes.

“Ive noticed that everyone who is for abortion is already born.” – Ronald Reagan


"There are two victims in every abortion: a dead baby and a dead conscience." - Mother Teresa

"We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, killings, of wars, au of hatred...If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other?" - Mother Teresa

"...is it surprising that today we have become so morally blind (for wickedness blinds) that we save the baby whales at great cost, and murder millions of unborn children?" - Alice von Hildebrand

"Count yourself lucky your...
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wewe may be asking yourself right now, how can Evolution be a religion? au Creation a science? Such small questions, with huge answers.

First, wewe must understand me. I believe where the facts lie, that the truth is with that. Facts come first, then faith. (Yes, wewe need faith for both!)

Now mind you, sometimes facts are wrong. Facts used to say that the world was flat. But that fact was proven wrong.

Back to the questions. Evolution and Creation.
Misunderstandings on both sides have let many frustrated with arguments and conflicts. If we first get an understanding of where the other is coming...
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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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Just kidding. Below are a few maswali I’ve attempted to answer about the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC). This isn’t formal research, just a few points that I believe need to be brought to attention.

What is this ‘Westboro Baptist Church’ wewe speak of?
The fine folks at Wikipedia have summarized that in far fewer words than I ever could have, so if wewe are unfamiliar with the WBC, I would suggest kusoma the first paragraph link.

How does a church from Kansas have enough money to send members to protest all over the US?
Since the WBC classifies itself as a church, they are not required...
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posted by EFiltness
I'm sorry but I think Obama has comitted plaguerism, observe:

CAN WE FIX IT - 23/12/2000
3 weeks at #1 - 22 weeks on chart

Take your places
Can we fix it
YES, WE CAN
Bob the Builder
Can we fix it
Bob the Builder
YES, WE CAN
Scoop, Muck and Dizzy and Roley too
Lofty and Wendy jiunge the crew
Bob and the gang have so much fun
Working together, they get the job done

Bob the Builder
Can we fix it
Bob the Builder
YES, WE CAN

Bob the Builder
Can we fix it
Bob the Builder
YES, WE CAN

Time to get busy, such a lot to do
Building and fixing till it's good as new
Bob and the gang make a really good sound
Working...
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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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posted by tamore
#rapecultureiswhen trended on Twitter last night, seemingly sparked kwa Zerlina Maxwell (link) after she was told she was "overhyping rape culture."

This makala is a collection of some of my inayopendelewa tweets because I think awareness is important. Many people ignore the existence of rape culture, au if they acknowledge it they do not understand its extent. So:

Rape culture is when...

any talk about rape turns into the obvious fact that "not men all like that!" instead of "too many men are like that."
link

men are allowed to travel, go out at night, get drunk, wear whatever they want--without it being...
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 Child recites from the Koran
Child recites from the Koran
First of all, let me preface this makala kwa saying that I am far from an expert on Islam. The only thing that qualifies me to write this makala is a handful of research and experience with Muslims. I feel that maybe a Muslim would be better equipped to tackle this issue, however it is so important to me that the Western World understand the difference between Islam and Radical Islam that I felt compelled to write this article.

In this article, I will clarify that normal Islam is as peaceful as any other mainstream religion, like Judaism and Christianity. However, that does not mean that radical...
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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'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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In debate clash is when the two arguments that the opposing sides have aliyopewa have to do with each other. For example if wewe wanted to legalize cocaine and I make the argument that legalizing cocaine would lead to increased crimes and wewe responded to me kwa saying that it would actually decrease crimes then we have clash, and the thing about clash it allows us to both present try to present better evidence. The thing about evidence is that it is based on facts so one side is going to have better facts and we can all acknowledge there facts and change our minds. But if wewe alisema that legalizing...
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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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