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.
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.
‘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.
The achievement of diversity involves a paradox that no one in the multiculturalism crowd appears to have considered.
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.
When one fully embraces cultural relativism, human rights violations––like funeral pyres and child sex abuse––become very difficult to identify.
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