Missouri: The past bites back

Jean Barker 21 comments | 1486 views

The uprising over unarmed black teenager Michael Brown's shooting is really not so much about one young man, as all about what being brown-skinned still means in the USA, writes Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Fighting talk

Jean Barker 32 comments | 2575 views

It's impossible to have a civilised discussion about Gaza in with anyone I know in America right now, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Background and... action

Jean Barker 1400 views

That last thing I ever thought I'd do to make money in LA is act, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Job-hunting in Hollywood

Jean Barker 903 views

Since my work permit arrived about 10 days ago, I've been experiencing all the Hollywood glam of trying to pay my rent, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Living in the future

Jean Barker 3 comments | 1205 views

What do I miss the most about LA when I am in SA? My internet addiction, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Is a peaceful America possible?

Jean Barker 9 comments | 945 views

Is the USA finally relinquishing its status as global judge, jury and executioner, asks Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Micro-aggression, the Macro-buzz

Jean Barker 9 comments | 1306 views

A new buzzword is raising awareness in the USA of the seemingly small stupidities that can add up to serious prejudice over time, writes Jean Barker.


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Duck and Cover, kids!

Jean Barker 11 comments | 981 views

Apparently, gun control is not the answer. America's kids just need body armour, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Church in State

Jean Barker 85 comments | 2859 views

How does praying to Jesus before a city council meeting not violate the separation of church and state, asks Jean Barker

Jean Barker

The USA's 'Pot-Rush'

Jean Barker 33 comments | 2042 views

Maybe marijuana does have some medical uses. And now that medical use is legal, every pothead has a chronic ailment, says Jean Barker.

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Jean Barker

LA - live and let die

Jean Barker 5 comments | 2662 views

In Los Angeles, you better die in your traffic accident without delaying anyone's commute, or there'll be hell to pay, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Offensive terms

Jean Barker 15 comments | 2405 views

What's offensive in one place is citrus hystrix in another - never more so than when it comes to racial terms, says Jean Barker.


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