Jocelynn Cordes
Jocelynn Cordes

Jocelynn Cordes has written two award-winning books under the pseudonym Plum McCauley, a middle-grade mystery/treasure hunt and an adult mythological fantasy. Under her own name she writes short fiction, op-eds for her local paper and essays for various webzines.

How Denying Reality Enables Epic Injustices

Some people refuse to acknowledge unpleasantness, but that is a grave error. Too often, behind the pleasant scenery of an ideological filter is a wretched reality of often horrifying proportions.

This Classic African Novel Evenly Explores The Barbarism And Culture Of Colonial Nigeria

‘Things Fall Apart’ by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe is an exceedingly even-handed account of the cultural clash between the Africans in Nigeria and the English who descended on them in the late 19th century.

Why You Can’t Have Cultural Diversity Without Cultural Distinctions

The achievement of diversity involves a paradox that no one in the multiculturalism crowd appears to have considered.

Why It’s Entirely Relevant To Ask Whether Elected Representatives Believe In Sharia

Our laws reflect who we want to be as a society, and they derive from values we hold in common. If our values as a nation change, our law will change also.

How Refusing To Judge Any Culture Completely Undermines Human Rights

When one fully embraces cultural relativism, human rights violations––like funeral pyres and child sex abuse––become very difficult to identify.