I am an African American woman who has studied the history of racism in this country, has watched the products of systemic racism ruin lives, from black and brown and poor children getting inferior educations, to the continued slaughter of unarmed black people by law enforcement officers, to qualified black people being passed over for… Read More The Spirit of America, Compromised
The antics and behavior that are coming out of the White House are disturbing on many levels, but one of the most troubling is that it feels like this country is moving toward becoming an autocratic state. A survivor of the Buchenwald concentration camp during the Holocaust, architect Stephen Jacobs, said in a recent interview… Read More Is America’s Democracy in Trouble?
The system of electing a president has been the same …since the days the Founding Fathers set up the system. So, why is Donald Trump complaining that the system isn’t fair? It might be unfair, true, but it is the system and it has been in place …forever. Donald is crying and whining that the… Read More Donald Trump’s Whining Shows his Ignorance
“He with the gold …rules.” That is a line spoken by Bill Moyers in his documentary: “State of Conflict: North Carolina.” It is a fascinating but troubling documentary, exposing the right-wing takeover of government in North Carolina, bankrolled by one Art Pope, among others …which is resulting in an extreme erosion of rights of people… Read More He With Gold Rules
It is very hard to understand why any politician would be opposed to paying people a living wage – meaning, a wage that would allow them to live with dignity as opposed to living as virtual slaves to an unfair economic system. It is clear that capitalism and democracy are not one in the… Read More Who Cares for the Poor?