Conservatives largely agree with Trump’s “shithole” statements even if they think he should have used better words.Read More Yes! You, sir, like your President, are a racist!
All over the country, we see monuments to those who, under any other conceivable context would be defined as traitors, criminals or, in our modern parlance, terrorists.Read More What Was the Deadliest Terrorist Group the U.S. Ever Faced?
In his farewell address, President Obama addressed race and linked racism to perpetuating economic injustice and cultural insularity.Read More Obama’s Farewell and a Direction for American Liberalism: Part 2
Now, with President Trump as the role model, there’s no reason to think that his success will be interpreted as anything less than an invitation for the Monstrous Deplorables to act on their hatred.Read More The Trump Effect
ICONIC SIXTIES MOVEMENT LEADER REFLECTS ON HIS LIFE Tom Hayden was a founder of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and one of the authors of the inspiring Port Huron Statement. As such, Hayden was instrumental in redefining American Liberalism as a movement dedicated to equality, peace and justice. Those dedicated to these values, […]Read More RIP Tom Hayden
THE BEST DEFENSE AGAINST RACIST LIES IS A STATISTICS COURSE So I wasn’t planning on posting today. I was perfectly happy with the traffic my most recent post received. I was planning on vegetating after a long week at work, watch a movie with my wife, eat some pizza. I came home, clicked on Facebook […]Read More Damned Lies and Racist Statistics
WE CANNOT MAKE PROGRESS ON CIVIL RIGHTS WITHOUT A REASONED AND INFORMED DISCOURSERead More Elizabeth Warren Schools Our Representatives on Discussing Race
OUR CHILDREN ARE GROWING UP IN A NEW AGE OF SEGREGATION I like to use an educational technique that I call The Serendipitous Curriculum. I’ve been ribbed about it by administrators in the past, but I believe it is one of the most powerful tools in education. The process is simple. Whenever an unplanned opportunity […]Read More Jim Crow 2.0
ON CONFLICT CYCLES AND THE POLICE/SUBJECT INTERACTIONS In the last year I’ve offered an explanation of police brutality and community conflicts that, I believe, transcends the simple “racist cop/deserving subject” paradigm (here, here and here). My goal is to try to understand the complex nature of what I see as a conflict cycle existing between […]Read More Deference, Self-Defense and the Death of Sam Dubose