Ending white privilege in the criminal justice system?

Black man with blindfold in red-white-and-blue, like a flag.

  In the process of writing my follow-up memoir to Cleft Heart, I've rediscovered the impact white privilege has on the crim justice system. Such privilege has become painfully clear in the four murders that struck amazingly close to home for me in … [Continue reading]

Rape, male privilege, sentencing, and punishment.

Headshot of brunette Amber Rose Carlson in glasses, who addresses rape & male privilege.

An essay about rape and male privilege that's been widely circulated lately got my attention for sure. Not because so many women have been Weinsteined by Harvey who had gatekeeping power or raped by everyday men who were intimidating. But because … [Continue reading]

Scariest Horror Villains of all time? Halloween edition.

It's Halloween season, and so why not have some scary villain fun? It's appropriate here, too. My site is dedicated to heroes, villains, and fools... as well as to the more abstract notions of discrimination and preferential treatment in the justice … [Continue reading]

Authors of THE BULLYING ANTIDOTE recognize local heroes.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf sitting next to a student at a computer.

Please join a writer friend of mine at an award ceremony recognizing East Bay, California heroes in bullying prevention.  Kristen Caven and her psychologist mom, Louise Hart, wrote The Bullying Antidote. More about this book later in the … [Continue reading]

Peyton Manning: Special treatment re sex scandal?

3/4 shots of Manning w football juxtaposed with & Naughright in black dress. Preferential treatment?

Today's blog begins to transition from the main prior focus of the website (clefts, disabled heroes, etc.). It embraces a newly added focus, loosely called 'discrimination' which includes special treatment of males, superstars, etc. by society. This … [Continue reading]

Celebs with cleft lip & other birth defects——I.

For much of the information and photos in this blog and the followup one, I'm indebted to  Listverse.com  and Madame Noire (MN). Madame Noire is a sophisticated lifestyle site launched by Usher's ex-wife, Tameka Raymond. It is a classic fashion and … [Continue reading]

Would be serial killer blows first attempt.

Tan 2-story motel where Serial killer botches her 1st attempt.

  Before this website transitions more fully toward villains and away from cleft-palate-and-lip heroes (the kids, the medical pros that help them), a little humor is in order.   Of course, lightheartedness is in the eye of the beholder. The victim … [Continue reading]