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A quick scapegoatery prevention manual

Terrorist attacks struck Brussels this morning, at Zaventem airport and the Maelbeek metro station. An airport and a metro station I’ve used multiple times. Apparently, the attackers were Islamist terrorists. It’s a very scary thought; I or any one of … Continue reading

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Attempt to explain the Burundi conflict in four tweets

#Burundi: Popular protest against Nkurunziza prevented from spreading by media block, then hijacked by putschists. Putschists fail. (1/2) — Ruby Pratka (@mllemarguerite) May 16, 2015 #Burundi: Now pro-government forces back, associate all protesters with coup. Along with anyone who looks … Continue reading

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Dominique’s story

*Pour le texte original en français, cliquez ici* I received this cri de coeur on Facebook, along with a few hundred other people, from a young woman I know in  Burundi who has connections in Burundi’s small, closed LGBT circles. … Continue reading

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It Gets Better…Eventually

I found this picture on a popular anti-bullying page on Facebook . It seemed to me like a good corollary to Saturday’s blog post about bullying. I am immeasurably glad that when I was a bullied teen, Facebook didn’t exist … Continue reading

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