Saturday, October 17, 2009

Couple is refused the right to get married

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I am going to make an assumption here when I say that we have come a long way since the civil movement. People of all different cultures, race, and creed are allowed to attend the same schools, universities, and same public facilities. Not only that, but interracial marriages are already increasingly common. With the fact that mixed marriages are a very big part of our diverse society, I think it is becoming accepted into main stream society.

Sadly, not everyone accepts interracial marriages, and one such person is a justice from one of the South Eastern states. Justice Birdwell refused to marry a couple (woman white, and man black) not because he was racist as he claimed, but because he was concerned about the children they were going to have, and the challenges they would face being biracial children.

Although I understand Birdwell's explanation that if he marries one interracial couple, then he has to marry all interracial couples that come to him, I believe it is not his place to pick and chose who he can marry. As a justice, his job is to marry two people that love each other. Whatever problems their children may have down the road is for the couple to worry about, not Justice Birdwell.

Is it just me, or do any of you think that Justice Birdwell has no right to refuse any interracial couple the right to marriage?

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Diwali everyone

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A lot of people may not know what Diwali is, and honestly, although I am Indian, I am not that knowledgeable on the exact description. What I do know is that Diwali, in India, is known as the Festival of Lights.

Since I am not very good at explaining this magnificent holiday, here is a little excerpt from a website I found that gave an excellent description on what Diwali is:

"What Is Diwali Deepavali - the very name of this festival reveals its meaning. The festival is all about the lighting diyas. Later the term 'Deepawali' became 'Diwali'. Deepawali or Diwali is also known as 'the festival of lights', because on this day, people illuminate their home and premises with diyas and colorful lights. Celebrated usually in the month of October or November, Diwali bears significance in the Hindu culture as well as among Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains. The legends connected to the festival are different for different religions. "

To read more about Diwali, click HERE

Oh, and Happy Diwali all!

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The stages of change.

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Hey all!

I know I have not been exactly consistent with my blogging posts, I just have felt chaotic balancing life with school, my school organizations, and helping out at the homeless shelter near my campus.

On another note, I wanted to share with you one of the main important topics we have been discussing in our Management of Human & Family Resources.

Prochaska and his peers have done a lot of research and study in the transtheoretical model of change. I think this model of change is important for anyone in any stage of their life who is looking to change an existing, non-productive, and non-beneficial behavior.

Please click HERE to read the article I wrote on stages of change, and let me know what you think!

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