In this nation, the word “quota” is …a bad word. That word has meant to many that governments and institutions give special treatment, hand-outs, preference – to black people as they have applied to schools and colleges. Affirmative Action was implemented to guide educational institutions on ways to get minorities within their walls. From the… Read More Only Some Quotas are Bad
On this day, the nation and perhaps the world is waiting to see if Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in August of this year, will be indicted. The media has concentrated most on its fear that if there is no indictment, that Ferguson will erupt in violence. In… Read More Can America Be Saved?
I watched, astonished, as reports came in that fugitive Eric Frein had been taken into custody. At the time of his capture, he supposedly was not armed. Reports say that when confronted, he knelt and put his hands up. He was arrested, reports said, “without incident.” (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/10/31/eric-frein-suspect-in-pennsylvania-trooper-ambush-taken-into-custody/) Police were not “in fear for their lives”… Read More In Fear For Their Lives
As an African-American, I find myself ever wishing and hoping for …justice for our people killed by law enforcement officers…but it almost never comes. Yesterday, the officers who shot and killed John Crawford in a Wal-Mart store in Beavercreek, Ohio, were not indicted. In spite of the fact that Crawford was holding a toy gun… Read More Justice Denied
I don’t think most white folks will get it – why black folks are so distrustful of police officers, law enforcement in general, and “the process.” I have listened to people talk about how black people need to let “the process” work in the Michael Brown shooting. They cannot understand why it is black people… Read More “The Process” Can’t Be Trusted