Justin B. Fung

Day: November 3, 2008

Say what? Redeeming our vocabulary

I’ve been thinking lately about the words that we use, and about the associations and connotations that are already firmly attached to them. There are many terms and phrases that have been so warped over the years that their meaning has become unclear. What does it mean when we say, “Muslim”? Colin Powell’s endorsement of […]

I'm a Muslim; so what?

Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama last weekend was notable for a number of reasons. Most notable for me was the addressing of the issue that no one had yet addressed up to this point. Here’s the relevant section from the endorsement: I’m also troubled by, not what Senator McCain says, but what members of […]

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