As I have watched and listened to the GOP fight to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, the ACA (Affordable Care Act), and have listened to the president say he is undoing policies put into place by President Obama, I have found myself wondering if what we are seeing thus far is nothing more than a serious… Read More Is White Supremacy a Disease?
I cringe every time I hear someone say that “racism is worse” or that “the country is more divided than ever” since Obama became president. I cringe because it is not true. What is true is that Obama’s election brought the dormant racists out of hiding. It seems that many white people think that racism… Read More Obama and the Issue of Race
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said last evening that the race problem in America has gotten worse since Barack Obama became president. He is echoing what many have said. Even though I have some issues with some of what has and has not been done by our president as concerns race, I find myself wondering… Read More Obama and America’s Race Problem
It is singularly interesting and puzzling to me why people so quickly say one is “playing the race card” if he or she mentions the racial issues we deal with daily. America is “the race card,” and everything, or nearly everything, she does, somehow circles back to the issue of race. For instance, while people… Read More On “The Race Card”
The late Whitney Houston sang a song that moves me every time I hear it. “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength” is a powerful exclamation of self-affirmation, set to music, a kind of “in your face, tribulations!” rendition offered by a woman who had been through a self-created and self-imposed hell but had come out… Read More Knowing Your Strength