Category Archives: Personal Commentary

Commentary on my life or beliefs.

The Need for Healthcare Reform

My job is full-time but because of a loophole (I’m paid through a grant) I do not get medical insurance through it. When I got this job I purchased medical insurance privately, which costed me $500 a month and it was crappy … Continue reading

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Everything I have to say about the #SiouxperDrunk Controversy and T-Shirts

Dear UND and larger Grand Forks Community, Stop being dicks to Native Americans. Sincerely, -Speakfaithfully/Kevin Gonzaga

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Trinity Western University’s Law School, Discrimination, and the Need for Change

Recently my alma mater, Trinity Western University, had its law school approved by the B.C. Law society. However, there is controversy surrounding this issue because TWU is a private Christian university and it requires all its students to sign a Community Covenant. … Continue reading

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The logic of Whiteness: We can take everything from you, but don’t you dare take from us!

The other day I was in a job interview. I struck up a conversation with my interviewer, a middle aged white male from North Dakota, as he ran my background check. Despite the fact it had come up that I had … Continue reading

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#CancelColbert and the need for Solidarity

Is it satire critiquing racism or more racism? Recently The Colbert Report ran a segment mocking Dan Snyder’s attempts to woo Native American support as controversy surrounding his team’s name (the R*dskins) has increased significantly in recent months. However, the segment itself … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Melting Pot: Multiculturalism and the USA

The United States often sells itself as a unique multicultural nation, where waves of immigration have given us the benefits and richness of many cultures, languages and histories. When talking about our culture we often suggest our nation is a … Continue reading

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Philip Seymour Hoffman, Addiction and Mental Health

Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose last Sunday. After having been clean for many years, Hoffman relapsed in 2012 and entered residential rehab in June of 2013. Despite this effort his struggles with addiction continued … Continue reading

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