I have been watching and listening with interest to the conversation surrounding the Confederate flag. Whites (and some blacks) who want to keep the flag on the grounds of the State Capitol keep talking about the flag representing their heritage, and they say that heritage is about the bravery of the Confederate sons who… Read More The Heritage of Hatred
I heard this morning that what Conservatives most want is someone who is “mean,” someone who can beat the president in this fall’s general elections. That’s why issues about Newt Gingrich‘s marriages and his alleged desire for an open marriage, just wasn’t an issue in the South Carolina primary. There is a “national conversation” that… Read More “Meanness” an Attribute for GOP
I got into a rather lively debate with a (former) Twitter follower of mine. She had seen the title of my post entitled “Newt Gingrich Owes African-Americans an Apology” and had taken issue. Her response to the tweet announcing the blog post was “no he doesn’t.” She said I was playing “the race card” and… Read More Such Thing as Racially Coded Language?
I had a conversation this morning with a friend who is a Conservative and who takes issue whenever I talk about race, on any level; this morning she and I were talking about race and the church. I mentioned that some 40 Catholic leaders had written a letter asking Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum to… Read More Is the Church Failing?
By now, everyone knows that seven states have passed laws that compromise the ability of some people to vote; the feeling is that the laws unfairly impact minority voters. Seven states, including Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, West Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin and Maine, have passed laws that prevent early voting, and at least 15 states have passed… Read More No Time to Go Backwards