Racism

 
September 1, 2017
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Pardon WHO?

Like an 11-year-old boy who just discovered that his sister’s bath gel can turn a shower into a rapturous interlude, T**** has found something he can do that gives him instant gratification. And he can do it all by himself – without interference from pesky judges or congressmen. It’s The […]
August 25, 2017
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Our Tergiservator-in-Chief

When a pol gets boxed-in by a thorny controversy or outright ethical accusations, he or she classically employs one (or more) of three gambits: denial, deflection and definition. Denial comes in many forms, including flat-out rejection of the facts or charges. But that works only for the truly innocent, and […]
August 18, 2017
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Why Republicans Aren’t Rebuking T****

Tweetophobia and its cousin, primariphobia, may be keeping some Republicans from openly criticizing the human dumpster-fire they helped put in the White House, but there are other, more practical causes for the selective mutism afflicting the GOP. As always, the first rule is to follow the money. Here are some […]
July 8, 2016

How long must we wait?

  How many videos of black fathers/sons/brothers being killed by police must we see before we acknowledge the problem? Here is a PARTIAL list of black men who died at the hands of police officers in the last couple of years: Dontra Hamilton – Milwaukee – 4/14′ Eric Garner – […]
February 13, 2016

Pop Goes the Evil (of Racism)

  Of all of the ridiculous, unfounded charges leveled at President Obama across the past seven years, the most baseless and inane is that he has made racism in America worse. Like a pimple, racism has lurked under the skin of our national face for decades: an irritating presence that seemed […]
May 23, 2015

What would Edwards Deming do about racism?

Journalists, political pundits and candidates are lining up to make the pronouncement that the Big Issue for 2016 will be criminal justice reform — encompassing everything from police conduct and prosecutorial policies to minimum mandatory sentencing, restoration of felons’ rights, and mass incarceration: the hot new buzz-phrase of the year. […]
April 18, 2015

Where “The Conversation” goes from here

Driven by mainstream news coverage of the shootings of black men by white law enforcement officers, corporate initiatives like Starbucks’ “Race Together” campaign, and social media commentary such as that generated by YouTube sensation Dixon White (a/k/a Jorgé Moran), both the volume and the intensity of “The Conversation” are increasing […]