AND HOW IT'S BEING IGNORED BY MAINSTREAM MEDIA This clip is so perfect, it needs no explanation.
THE MUNDANE EXPLANATION FOR ABUSIVE POLICE PRACTICES I want to offer a brief response to Redditt Hudson's article posted in Vox today. Hudson, a former St. Louis police officer explains a theory shared with him by a former colleague. "On any given day, in any police department in the nation, 15 percent of officers will... Continue Reading →
JOHN OLIVER DESTROYS THE CASE FOR STANDARDIZED TESTING There is so much absurdity surrounding standardized testing that it is...well...absurd! What's more, it simply doesn't work. Go, John...Bring on the Monkey!
ON THE POLITICAL WILLINGNESS TO TEAR IT ALL DOWN I'm a bit behind on my journal reading, but I've endeavored to catch up in the last couple of weeks as the school year is winding down. Among the first studies I read was Joshua Bloom's analysis of the Truman Administration and the Civil Rights Movement... Continue Reading →
IT WAS A MISTAKE IN FORESIGHT I don't like to post on arguments that are already well made by others, in this case, Greg Sargent, John Marshall, Paul Krugman, and David Corn, among others. When it comes to attempts by the political elite, in league with their media lap dogs, to whitewash the lead-up to the... Continue Reading →
BREAKING THE MYTH OF THE RACIST "BAD APPLES" If the Black Lives Matter movement does nothing else, at the very least it, and associated movements, forces us to discuss race. In many regards, race and racism has been a silenced issue for about a generation. We have the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights... Continue Reading →
THE DISCOURSE OF STATE VS. CIVIC VIOLENCE Discourse is a foundational principle in the sociology of knowledge. It could be described as the genetics of knowledge. On the one hand, discourse is the way we share our knowledge, through discussion, of some aspect of the world in which we live. However, our discourse is shaped... Continue Reading →