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A Poem for Merry-Go-Round Day

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was born in Joplin Missouri. American poet-author-playwright, social activist, novelist, and columnist. After working his way to Europe as a ship’s crewman, he spent time in Paris, and London, then returned to the states, spending time in … Continue reading

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Zaid Jilani: “How Religious ‘Liberty’ Has Been Used to Justify Racism, Sexism and Slavery Throughout History”

By Elaine Magliaro Zaid Jilani has an interesting article titled How Religious ‘Liberty’ Has Been Used to Justify Racism, Sexism and Slavery Throughout History over at AlterNet. Jilani says that religion has been used for hundreds of years to deny … Continue reading

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