Tag name : Racism

I’m Christine Hedges & I’m Running for St. Charles County (MO) Council, District 3.

    Like many others around the country, I went into mourning on Nov. 9, 2016. I closed all my social media accounts and stopped reading the news. I felt as if my country had betrayed all of the ideals that I thought we held dear. The election was devastating to many, but I later found out that my reaction was not untypical among women, who realized that the election of the cand...


Clear & Present Danger in Presidential Campaign

By an anonymous guest blogger: This country needs to have a serious adult discussion about this campaign cycle for President of the United States. It is a discussion that will be hard to have but it is imperative we have it. For several months we have all been laughing and thinking this campaign was a joke and could not be for real. I am guilty of it as well. I have tried to convince myself ...


President Trump? Not If We Unite!

In March of 2014, Helene Swanson left San Francisco on her pilgrimage to walk across the country, covering the 15 states that have yet to ratify the ERA. Her pilgrimage ended on Women's Equality Day (August 26, 2015) with a March and Rally in Washington DC. I was honored and humbled to share this day with Helene and so many activists celebrating her journey. What follows is my speech at the rally....


Women’s History and Feminism – Addressing the Elephant in the Room

Women’s History has only become a serious academic area of research in the last several decades. In the public it has been a shorter time than that. Sure we all grew up learning about Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, Amelia Earhart, and Eleanor Roosevelt but even the stories of those women’s lives were not very well examined until more recently. There is a complaint within t...


Playing The Race Card?

My journey into politics and activism began with the 2008 presidential race. I have always been interested in politics and donated to campaigns but never got directly involved. That changed when the Republican candidate for Vice President, Sarah Palin, started riling up the crowds at her rallies with, "He's palling around with terrorists," or, "Just who IS Barack Hussein Obama?" While there hav...


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