Donald Sterling swears in interviews that he is not a racist. His estranged wife says the same, as does the young woman who was heard talking with him in those now infamous tapes where Sterling said he didn’t want her to bring blacks to “his” basketball games, among other things. He said in an interview… Read More What is a Racist?
Abigail Thernstrom, vice chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, wrote an article for CNN.com that shows a remarkable ignorance and insensitivity about the problem of race for African-Americans in this country. (http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/15/opinion/thernstrom-trayvon-martin-obama/index.html?hpt=hp_t4) The author of Voting Rights – and Wrongs: The Elusive Quest for… Read More Abigail Thernstrom Wrong on “Obama’s Mistake in Trayvon Martin Case”
OK. So Nancy Pelosi says Republicans are anti-government ideologues. My question: So why do they run for office? If one does not believe in government, then what do such political candidates believe in? Why spend literally millions of dollars to be elected to office? Why are they there? What do these anti-government ideologues want? They… Read More Big Government Be Damned?
Some time ago, the late playwright James Chapmyn wrote a play entitled, Our Young Black Men Are Dying and Nobody Seems to Care. The play highlights the struggles African-American men face in this country and shows how it affects their very psyches, their spirits, their will to go on … I thought about that as… Read More Black Men, Dying
I will never forget the struggle of my sister, who fought against cancer with a nobility and grace that was inspiring and humbling, both at the same time. She had been diagnosed years ago, was on the brink of death, but fought it then. After she passed the crisis stage, and was gaining her strength,… Read More The Gift and Power of Struggle