Tag Archives: Education

We must still speak

Dr. King’s words are just as prescient today as they were when he first spoke them back in 1967. How many countries could take the place of Vietnam in this speech? How many more countries are yet to come?  -Jeff … Continue reading

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Are you there God? It’s me, Jeff Nguyen

Well, that didn’t take long. Now that the perennial holiday based on the birth of a certain someone’s famous son is over, we can finally get back to The Global War On Terror™. The new year came in with a … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards #38

This is the next installment of an ongoing series at Deconstructing Myths…the Jeffster Awards! This award will be given on an ongoing basis to five outstanding blog posts that caught my wandering eye. There are no strings attached or requirements … Continue reading

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In gratitude

In lieu of the Jeffster Awards this week, I would like to share the five most viewed posts of 2014… 1 The state knows what you did last summer 2 Mic check: Carol A. Hand 3 A nation at-risk: American hustle 4 The … Continue reading

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Genius take the wheel

“Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.” -Atticus Finch As another year unwinds itself, it is a magical time for deep reflection, thoughtful self-analysis and substantive … Continue reading

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Longform: The Disappeared

Once in a while I come across an article that, in my not-so-humble opinion, is so outstanding, I want to share it with anyone who will listen. I especially enjoy long-form articles which can provide a venue for deep dives into … Continue reading

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Infernal

“In thinking of America, I sometimes find myself admiring her bright blue sky—her grand old woods—her fertile fields—her beautiful rivers— her mighty lakes, and star-crowned mountains. But my rapture is soon checked, my joy is soon turned to mourning. When … Continue reading

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…and the American way

“It would be advisable to think of progress in the crudest, most basic terms: that no one should go hungry anymore, that there should be no more torture, no more Auschwitz. Only then will the idea of progress be free … Continue reading

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Longform: A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA

Once in a while I come across an article that, in my not-so-humble opinion, is so outstanding, I want to share it with anyone who will listen. I especially enjoy long-form articles which can provide a venue for deep dives into … Continue reading

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‘There Are No Victories That Will Bring Us Peace’

Originally posted on Longreads Blog:
It is good and right that we hound the state into giving us justice, but blacks cannot delude themselves into thinking that the state will ever become justice. There are no laws that can be…

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