But I think she’ll still blog and send you the latest stories she’s hyped about.
Hey Conversations Of A Sistah family, my name is Raven the intern administrator for Tracy’s business and online blog talk radio show, “Conversations Of A Sistah”. It’s officially summer because we say its so and to commemorate the season, we’re on a 2 and a half month hiatus to relax, recharge and regroup for the fall.
I’m super excited as we take it down to gear it all back up again.
The Trump administration decided to work around the time restriction imposed by courts, by no longer treating families as units at these borders. Therefore parents are detained and children are “put into foster care or wherever,” in the infamously blasé words of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. Now images of these children sleeping on mats placed on the floor inside of a cage is heart breaking when shown around the country.
As with much of the administration’s actions, it’s difficult to parse how much of this policy is a new moral low for the country and how much of it builds on historical precedent.
As is generally the case, the answer is both.
Forced separation of families was, of course, central to the American regime of slavery. In a system that allowed for hereditary enslavement, children were transformed into property at birth.
As the system of human trafficking grew over the early 19th century, children were regularly sold away from their families for both economic and punitive reasons. Supporters of slavery dismissed moral arguments against this separation, asserting that black people lacked the emotional capacity to truly feel the pain of losing a child or parent.
This historical fact seems to be repeated as we see the Trump administration’s policies regarding immigrants and the U.S. border.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple on the basis of his religious beliefs.
Critics argue the baker’s decision to deny service based on a couple’s sexual orientation is discriminatory, and therefore illegal. But religious freedom advocates say the baker has every right to not bake a cake that goes against his religious beliefs, and a private business should be free to refuse service to anyone. Is this considered discriminatory?
Critics argue businesses are not legally allowed to discriminate, so why should this case be any different? Could a business refuse to bake a cake for a black couple? No. So why shouldn’t same-sex couples be allowed the same protection?
You’re free to believe whatever you want, but you’re not free to refuse service to someone because of who they are. In this case, the baker is refusing service to the gay couple because of who they are. They are engaging in a gay marriage ceremony because they are gay men who want to get married. It’s fundamentally about who they are as people. Is this is discrimination, plain and simple?
Freedom of speech and freedom of religion do not exempt business owners from public accommodations laws, which require them to serve customers equally. However, the Supreme Court ruled in the bakery owners favor.
Hate is an extremely strong and powerful emotion, and if it is not dealt with accordingly it can kill.
Hate has the power to pollute your spirit, poison your soul and seep into all of the relationships that surround you. Hate turned outward is both dangerous and ugly. It can motivate violent crimes and damaging behaviors.
Hatred can stem from many different roots with an end result of bitterness, which will eventually destroy your soul.
Since the overall effects of hatred are so physically harmful and emotionally devastating, some people live their entire lives developing illnesses when the underlying root of it all is hate!!