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June 16, 2015  

White Like Me: Race, Power and Privilege in America

In a hard-hitting presentation, Tim Wise, an anti-racism activist and writer, talks about white privilege and how it buttresses and perpetuates racial inequality and oppression in America.

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June 15, 2015  

Hillary’s Off. And Running Against Obama?

Black Like Me: What Should Rachel Dolezal’s Story Mean to America?

A vapid yawner of a speech at the Iowa State Fairgrounds yesterday, scripted to the nth degree by her political handlers, did little to sell Hillary Clinton’s self-proclaimed superlative experience and skills in international trade. Instead, the Democratic presidential candidate took aim at her former boss and “buddy,” criticizing President Barack Obama’s handling of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and related trade issues, but not saying where she stands on the TPP. (Note to Hillary: Obama’s not running.)

Leid Stories explains what’s behind Hillary’s attack on Obama and her murkiness about her position on the TPP and similar trade agreements.   

The national brouhaha rages on about Rachel Dolezal—the Eastern Washington University professor and president of the NAACP’s local chapter in Spokane—over her claimed African American identity.

What should Dolezal’s story, and the furor it has caused, mean to America?  

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June 12, 2015  

Here We Are; We Are Here: A Reality Check on ‘Reform’ in America (Part 5)

Concluding this five-part series, Leid Stories looks at ways in which self-created social, political and economic systems immediately can be implemented and take effect.

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June 11, 2015  

Here We Are; We Are Here: A Reality Check on ‘Reform’ in America (Part 4)

In the fourth installment of this weeklong series, Leid Stories explains racism as an “applied science.”

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June 10, 2015  

Here We Are; We Are Here: A Reality Check on ‘Reform’ in America (Part 3)

In the third installment of this weeklong series, Leid Stories discusses power and powerlessness in America, and logic and illogic of power.

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June 9, 2015  

Here We Are; We Are Here: A Reality Check on ‘Reform’ in America (Part 2)

Continuing yesterday’s discussion, Leid Stories focuses on the need for self-created social, political and systems.

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June 8, 2015  

Here We Are; We Are Here: A Reality Check on ‘Reform’ in America

Claims of “progress” made and of “reforms” toward social, political and economic justice in America have fallen far short of the realities that confront us and the deep-seated issues that continue to haunt us as a nation. Yet, even the oppressed appear to have accepted the myth of “change.”

Leid Stories explains that social and legislative palliatives are designed to maintain, not change, America’s rigidly race-based culture. 

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