What happened in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday, August 12th was a demonstration of evil in the form racism and bigotry. White Supremacists and White Nationalists are homegrown terrorists groups. When I was trained as a field artillery officer in the US Army, I was told there were two types of targets: planned targets and targets […]
Author: Mike Higgins
The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series Championship last week. This week, Mr. Donald Trump won the Presidential Election. The Cubs won, and I say this as a Saint Louis Cardinals fan, because they were the best team in Major League Baseball. Congratulations to the Cubs. However, Mr. Trump won because his brand of […]
The recent police shootings of two African American men in Baton Rouge and Falcon Heights have shocked many people. Unfortunately, I was not shocked. You see, I have always lived between two worlds, both within the United States. This first world is an upper to middle class, majority white suburban world. This world is highly protected. Unfortunately, it is protected by ignorance, not stupidity. It is protected by privilege. It is protected by […]
In this open letter, RAAN contributor Mike Higgins gives details of the night he and his daughter were arrested during demonstrations for the anniversary of Mike Brown’s death.
He highlights the reasons why justice isn’t blind, and calls us into personal action.