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  •  O and keep yours up... (9+ / 0-)

    ...it's important to have at least 1 diary marking this in the rec list.

    "The revolution's just an ethical haircut away..." Billy Bragg

    by grannyhelen on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 05:56:03 PM PDT

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    •  Why hate crimes bills are important.... (6+ / 0-)

      I remember before and after the Civil Rights Act(s). African-American victims of hate crimes didn't always get justice because local police were sometimes unhelpful.

      But with bills like this, the Feds can step in. And people are given their due dignity in the face of very careless and ugly prejudice.

      Integration and meeting other people as equals, sharing common activities and goals..........That's what will help in the long run..........Seeing others as not so very different...........

      Congratulations, and repeated heartful messages of support to Matthew Shepard's family and friends. He will never be forgotten.

      Media Reform Action Link http://stopbigmedia.com/

      by LNK on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 06:58:40 PM PDT

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