Let’s say there are two friends or associates across different cultural backgrounds who either work together or just enjoy one another’s company. And, within an ordinary course of events, one friend describes to the other a third association who is inarguably racist.
We gathered for the wedding on a private island where TJ and Janie had another home. At the center of this island community is yet another golf course, and yet another club. Clubs are at the center of TJ and Janie’s life.
That headspace didn’t exist like that when I was 13. It was all dancing on the grass in front of anybody...in a speedo. By the time I was 21, I could low crawl up to you in the dark, grab you from behind and slit your throat, without you hearing a sound.
It wasn't until the early 60's that there appeared to be a seismic shift in political party affiliation from Republican to Democratic in the black community nationally...
What’s so American about that is precisely that it’s ordinary.
That is what the unseen experience is like in the US, and why it is so clever to have commentary with a horror theme. It fits for the unseen and the unheard.
I am naturally curious about people, so I have logged lots of useless information, just as a preoccupation. In all of that time, and through all of those trials, the only thing as slippery as the subject of weight is racism.
What happens after an alcoholic or addict reaches bottom is they start to develop new habits and priorities that will help them remain clean and get prosperous. That’s exactly what I expect to happen to the United States.
Police work is directly analogous as an outsider status to being Black in America. Crazy assumptions about psychological motivations exist in ways, even among open-minded liberals, which would be condemned if the subject involved ethnicity or religion. Generalities which could not apply to a group so large are taken for granted. At 25, this curiosity was fascinating. At 56, it is exhausting.
And everyone who teaches about slavery knows a little dirty secret that reveals historians’ collective failure: many African-American students struggle with a sense of shame that most of their ancestors could not escape the suffering they experienced.
The funny thing about being a kid is that it is like a hobby. All the kid things are fascinating to the kid, but they gradually fall away.
We hope that you continue thinking about the consequences of what you have wrought and come back to the table soon with real change.
It's about time!
Zuckerberg has become the poster boy for those who would argue in favor of internet accountability and regulatory intervention.
The lethal advice Dr. Anthony Fauci gave when the Covid-19 epidemic began was an outright lie, and he is admitting to it now.
In other words, what defensively repulsed you at age 5 most likely will seem or be repulsive at age 50.
If allowed to do so, white folks will place all of the blame for systemic racism on the racism that is extant in law enforcement and policing.
“Activism doesn’t change the dictionary,” he said. “Activism changes the language.”
White Americans have been forced to see themselves and their hypocrisy in a way that runs contrary to everything they've been taught to believe about themselves and the country they live in.
And although these conversations have been rather one sided, as a typical human conversation goes, Rocky actually has contributed quite a lot.
Which, if any, of these awards should be given to Darnella Frazier for her cell phone video of the murder of George Floyd?
Humans are not quite the advanced creatures that I thought we were when I was a child. Humanity has a huge PR machine that gives an inflated view of what a human is or is capable of.
Here is what I think will happen if that does happen. First, you have to consider that there is a demand for security. There always has been, and there always will be? Do we agree there?
This feels really different, so I searched myself for why. I wondered if it was because I have become accustomed to this tragic aspect of our society.
If your answer is no, and you think my questions are ridiculous, then you may be beginning to get the picture. Human life is more important than any symbol...
The detective arrived after about 20 or 30 minutes. He asked me what I thought happened. I told him basically what I told you, with a few more details that would not be interesting to you.
Bandages, beans, and bullets can get very expensive, but most expensive is the human resource. To fight a war, a nation needs live bodies, and the coalition of the willing provided more in terms of public relations than actual fighters.
I think we all know that our government is setting us up for the “Melvin.” A President was impeached, and the US Senate would not even allow evidence or witnesses at the trial. We have probably been in a failed state for quite a while
Both George Floyd and the cop who killed him worked security at the same nightclub
Let’s say there were four lanes on the expressway to pass under the bridge. If my uncle John was one of the drivers, there would be five cars shoulder to shoulder aiming for the four spots
In order to form a more perfect union...
Cook County passed a new ordinance that allows for the release of the addresses of those who have tested positive for Covid-19. This information is to be released to first responders.
Bing bing, bong, bing bing...
WE ARE ALL AWARE THAT SOMETHING HAS GONE TERRIBLY WRONG WITH OUR GOVERNMENT, OUR MEDIA, OUR RELIGIONS, AND, INDEED, WITH OUR CULTURE AND OUR CIVILIZATION. Bob Dylan put it this way back in 1965:"Because something is happening here but you don't know what it is, Do you, Mr. Jones?"
So, Kyle Larson, NASCAR driver in one of these meaningless...yet televised...virtual races, gets online and asks if he can be heard. Presumably he determined that he could not be heard, then he said...
My skin was burning. I clasped them together, and rolled my right hand over to expose the palm, and rubbed my left thumb over my palm. My hands are burning from all of the extra hand washing in our “Silent Spring” of “Social Distancing.”
New rules for the more secure Real ID driver’s license have driven up wait times at motor vehicle offices across the country
The difference between these two incidents was that, in Poway, California, there actually was a “good guy with a gun” in the synagogue…but the shooting
You would be in rather poor company.
A Fetus' Gun Rights
She wrapped the body in linen.
Cash only, please.
What we have now.
What is he not willing to release?
Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro....
As to the fingerprints, the police said, "Don't you worry at all, sir, I'm sure they'll all..."
No Legitimate Place
A New Person, Free
Interrogate the text.
A Clear Line of Sight
I could easily vote for....
Whatever else Vietnam did, whatever else the murdering of young, civilian protesters at Jackson State and at Kent State did, they tended to undermine many in my generation's willingness to gauge and engage foreign policy issues, particularly military ones, with enough subtlety, nuance, and healthy skepticism.
Never give up.
Imagine my surprise....
A New Low for Eagles Fans
Many of us don't know and many do not wish to know.
Fascism never ends of itself; it must be taken down.
...revealing nothing more meaningful than fear....
A vigilant citizenry is the most important mechanism in the process of maintaining the safety and security of the people of any nation or state. This article is about precisely how citizens can serve as the eyes and ears of a vigilant society.
The "Abortion-Reversal" Fraud is But One Religious-Right Scam.
"The technology is really very sound."
Your Latte to GO....
A Brick to His Head
Why the history of celibacy matters now....
Don't Burn, Baby, Burn....
Dragging us Back
These people are the War on Women.
We must have uniform national educational standards.
Get out while you can.
Were Dr Kinsey still around....
That was a close call.
"Is there a marijuana problem on this campus?"
A few choice words from an Austrian immigrant who struck it rich in America.
Lord, Will Make You Itch!
All You Would Have to Know
As a Jew, I am disgraced by your fawning adoration of the worst dictators of our century....
We know the rest.
What will the breakdown entail?
A short essay on the principle of exhaustion and the importance of relevance.
A Clear Signal to White Supremacists
Justice Will be Served When....
Deeply Personal Pieces
Despite what you may hear....
Mr Abdul-Jabbar is spot-on.
Threatening Family-Child Separation in Rural Pennsylvania Over....What?
...deploying bullets and screeds...
"...we will not soon see him returning to the breast."
...the demand for Cultural Symmetry is a wish only majorities cherish....
The King would be happy.
It was never an economic revolt.
More Guns in More White Hands
I do understand the fears. Nonetheless....
The Story of My Abortion
To Hapless Facebook Guy....
Tough to Keep Up
This is what The Good Guy with a Gun Would have Done.
...and this year alone...
Da last guy, he had an accident.
She was a filthy turn of phrase....
...at the core of our border concentration camps...
...goes beyond human understanding...
The only proper human posture is....
...the sticking point is the clash between....
If you murder, your own race is less likely to determine whether or not you die....
If I am for myself only
The name says it.
All adult citizens must enjoy the sames rights under law.
Hit! Fight! You're Suspended!
Citizenship ought to be enough.
Climate, The Slaveholder Class and Us
Should Amendment One Protect You from a Revenge-Porn Charge ?
"......four years of unfortunate misunderstandings..."