Sia Confesses Origins of “Cellophane”

Sia confesses the song ‘Cellophane’ has roots in Fried Green Tomatoes.

Welcome to Apartheid America

It’s one of the most abundant replenishable resources on planet Earth, and it is essential to the survival of every living thing. You would think that basic truth would be enough to ensure a right to clean drinking water at least in our modern, wealthy, progressive democracies that fly around the world with paternalistic visionsContinue reading “Welcome to Apartheid America”

Thank You NFLD! Closing the Inequality Gap Through Education

It didn’t get a huge amount of attention in the news, but Newfoundland recently abolished student debt, and replaced their system of loans with one of needs-based grants. Any advocate of education had to be at least a little heartened by that news. 

Let’s Teach Sociology in Public School

Our public schools are the primary site of social reconstruction. Children enter school and are socialized according to the rules of society, and the privileged ones go on to be ‘good’ adults who have children and begin reconstructing the society at another primary site: the home.