Of all the tribes of people, why is it that a group of pastoral tribal nomads, who were minorities then and minorities now, seem to have such an enduring presence in our world? Because ideas and the details matter. …

This is the first part of a series where I explore different aspects, events, and ingredients necessary for the concept of universal human equality. Not being the normal expectation throughout the majority of human history, I wanted to understand where the concept came from and how it has come…

Using the term “People of Color” (POC, BIPOC, etc.) is the most obviously divisive way to classify people. It’s also interesting that people who want to “decenter whiteness” classify humans as either white, or everyone else. How can they not see the incoherent hypocrisy?

I understand the need to classify…

Those who are doubling and tripling down on the racism narrative in the face of defeat are not simply failing to recognize a bad strategy.

To those doing so, it’s not a strategy. It’s their ideology. Their worldview. Their religion. When people of faith do what it is their faith…

Imagine you could measure the degree to which human societies and our gender roles are socially constructed as compared to how much they are based in biology. Well, we can to some extent. The answer, like any, is complicated. …

I’ve spent some time thinking about popular political slogans lately and there seems to be a common theme: They don’t mean what they say.

Some examples may help.

Defund the police!

No, we don’t mean defund the police as in prevent from continuing to receive funds, which is the definition of defund. Of…

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Not too long ago I was having an online conversation with a progressive friend. I don’t remember the subject matter but it got to a point where she felt the need to make a declaration. As much as you can raise your voice and stomp your foot while making a…

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October 19th, Early morning

Most of us have heard the statement “gender is a social construct.” The idea is that there is nothing fundamental to the means in which our societies are shaped with reference to our gender. …

Thomas St Thomas

I’ve got questions. Writing helps me find the answers. Husband, dad, Afghan vet, healthcare process consultant, former fitness guru.

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