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After reaching double figures (the ten subjects could have made a university program if I’d been allowed to study white working-class studies when I asked in 2005, as Black Studies do theirs – when the grooming of that demographic by non-whites was still at its height, and years before it was finally revealed – after being hidden several times, as reported on Wikipedia!) with some of the most important general social issues and history I’ll end this series with LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual) rights.

It’s not my battle (am I racist for including it; or would I be homophobic for not!?), but erupted last year with the Muslim community objecting to it being on the school curriculum. That wasn’t surprising to me, knowing a bit about the world.

As this state of LGBT rights in the world graphic shows, Africa, Middle East and South Asia have the least rights:

I could go on to argue the many cases that suggest universal white privilege is a myth (I think it’s more about money in the USA, where all this starts – is a poor white person going to have the same privilege as the Obamas (I remember Bette Midler in an interview saying Barack grew up in a richer part of Hawaii than her!), Serena Williams and Kanye West?! How did O.J. Simpson escape the double murder (his white wife and a white man) charge – corruption, or because he could afford the best lawyer?).

Poem about Pressure and Responsibility in Society

Skeleton of Columbian mammoth, Mammuthus colum...

Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem was inspired by thinking about celebrity and care workers. Both have pressures and responsibilities that can weigh heavily on the people involved, but there are usually greater rewards and temptations for those involved in the celebrity world. Here it is:
For Richer, For Poorer, In Life and In Death
feather falling down
trying to fly
deep in humanity’s haunches
rising up to mind
extinction is temptation, responsible for survival
if caring about life
carrying hopes of humans
for those bearing
weight every day

Parts of a contour feather: Vane Rachis Barb A...
Parts of a contour feather: Vane Rachis Barb Afterfeather Hollow shaft, Calamus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk)