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" In some ways, the racial wealth divide is worse now than it was when Martin Luther King Jr. was fighting for economic equality. —- In the months leading up to his death, Martin Luther King Jr. did what is often describe..." Read more of this blog post »
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" UFC middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre should be applauded, not ridiculed, for his decision to step away from the sport. Georges St-Pierre (GSP) is arguably the UFC’s most recognizable and liked fighter. Since losing the title in a s..." Read more of this blog post »
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"There are the classics like Choke and The Smashing Machine, but Once I Was a Champion reaches a sort of complexity and intrigue that the others simply haven’t addressed. Fighting is spiritual, as Rickson Gracie so beautifully orchestrated. And fig..." Read more of this blog post »
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Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
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Cameron Conaway
“So much of control is not authoritative action but mindful waiting.”
Cameron Conaway, Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet

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“...real childhood scars heal, but not when band-aids replace self-reflection.”
Cameron Conaway, Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet

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“To live meant feeding my former self to my current self.”
Cameron Conaway, Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet

Howard Zinn
“The prisons in the United States had long been an extreme reflection of the American system itself: the stark life differences between rich and poor, the racism, the use of victims against one another, the lack of resources of the underclass to speak out, the endless "reforms" that changed little. Dostoevski once said: "The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons."

It had long been true, and prisoners knew this better than anyone, that the poorer you were the more likely you were to end up in jail. This was not just because the poor committed more crimes. In fact, they did. The rich did not have to commit crimes to get what they wanted; the laws were on their side. But when the rich did commit crimes, they often were not prosecuted, and if they were they could get out on bail, hire clever lawyers, get better treatment from judges. Somehow, the jails ended up full of poor black people.”
Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States

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