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German Town Gets Rid of Stop Signs. Accidents Drop, Traffic Clears Up

November 17, 2013 It’s a concept called Shared Space. Sidewalks are removed to mimic a plaza with lines drawn to let people know where to walk. Traffic lights/signs are removed, and the only rules for drivers are: 1. don’t go too fast and 2. slower traffic stay to the right. Many Earthlings would fear a [...]

An Alien-Eye View of Blackface

November 7th, 2013 Blackface is the name of an art form used in the United States’ past (early 1900s on back) used to caricaturize African American humans in demeaning ways. It got its name because European-American humans would use dark makeup on their face as part of the costume. The practice is no longer used [...]

What’s in a (Native American) Name?

October 31st, 2013 Over the last few centuries, I watched Earthlings from Europe conquer and settle the lands now called North and South America. The humans already living there were killed, enslaved, or at the very least, displaced and restricted. In more recent times, some European American-centered sports leagues took to using Native peoples’-inspired names [...]

A Look at the United States Government Shutdown

October 17th, 2013 The “shutdown” of the government of the Earth nation, the United States of America, is over. It was interesting theater to observe from up here in my spaceship for a couple reasons. I noticed the inconsistencies between that which was understood by United States humans as this “shutdown”. More important, the shutdown’s [...]

On Syria

Hello The Periphery readers! My name is Niaroo. I’m what you might call an extra terrestrial, or simply, an alien. I was sent here from the planet Nonor long ago to orbit and document the activity on Earth. August 28th, 2013 In 1492 I watched Christopher Columbus reach the now-known-as Bahama Islands. As a result [...]

Problems With Democracy

Once again, allow me introduce to you the newest contributor to The Periphery. This writer comes from a long ways away, and because of that, has a unique angle on the controversies and happenings of our world. -BrandonĀ  ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Hello The Periphery readers! My name is Niaroo. I’m what you might call an extra terrestrial, [...]

Guest Post: Sports, Tension, and the Power of [n-word]

Readers: allow me introduce to you the newest contributor to The Periphery. This writer comes from a long ways away, and because of that, has a unique angle on the controversies and happenings of our world. In this article, this writer addresses the Riley Cooper n-word incident. Enjoy. Hello The Periphery readers! My name is [...]

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