Category: Race

Sick of the fighting? See "Green Book"

Sick of the fighting that is tearing America apart? Then get thee to a theater now  to watch the captivating and calming “Green Book.” Rotten Tomatoes describes it this way: When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist,... Read more »

Is "black eye" a racist microaggression?

Far be it from me, a privileged white man, to define “black eye” as a racist microaggression. The sensitivity police, who find racism, trigger warnings and hate speech everywhere, somehow have missed this one. Here I’ve beaten them to the punch. For the uninitiated, microgressions are: … the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional... Read more »

I am not a "white people"

In the wake of NBC’s firing of Megyn Kelly for her stupid defense of “blackface,” a torrent of accusations against “white people” blew in. (Here, for example.) “White people” are insensitive. “White people” are ignorant. “White people” don’t get it. “White people” are racist. “White people” are this. “White people are that.” Some just can’t resist committing... Read more »
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Jasper Williams Jr. speaks 'truth to power' at Aretha Franklin's funeral

“Speaking truth to power” is a four-star virtue for left-wing script writers. But what happens when someone speaks truth to power to African American and left-wing elites? Boos fall like rain. Condemnations are issued. Apologies are demanded for hurt feelings. Such as the reaction when Jasper Williams Jr. spoke truth at Aretha Franklin’s funeral. The Queen of Soul’s... Read more »

No, I will not acknowledge my 'white privilege'

When I confess, I acknowledge my sins. Being white is not one of them. Nor are the sins committed by other white people. Nor will I acknowledge that “white privilege” got me to where I am because it propelled me to the head of some fanciful line.  Nor will l–an old white man– agree that accepting my... Read more »

Uh oh, Memorial Day might have originated in the Confederacy

Perhaps that will trouble the hard left fanatics who want to scrub the nation clean of anything that recalls the Confederacy. And who labels anyone who doesn’t agree with the militants a racist and someone who longs for the return of the good old days of slavery. President Lyndon Johnson and Congress in their infinite... Read more »
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If you're hanging out at a Starbucks, just buy something, why don't ya?

The whole victimhood circus  could have been avoided if one of the two black men who created a national who-ha at a Starbucks would have just ordered a a regular coffee (a buck 84), a cheese Danish ($2.45) or some other inexpensive item. Really, is that too much to ask?  Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were... Read more »

Candace Owens: Get ready for a mass exodus of black people from the Democrat Party

Understanding Candace Owens, the woman who ignited the Kanye West controversy. It was Candace Owens, communication director for Turning Point USA*, whose scolding of Black Lives Matter promoted superstar Kanye West to tweet that he likes the way she thinks. Since then, she and West have been dragged over the racist coals, fueled by progressives whose heads... Read more »

Sentences I didn't finish reading II

Quoted from the Wall Street Journal’s “Notable & Quotable” From the abstract of a 2018 scholarly paper published in the Journal of Youth Development: Camp staff have hope that summer camp plays a role in helping youth bridge differences. . . . This study draws on prior school research and critical Whiteness studies to examine race-evasiveness among... Read more »
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I'm back

I’ve been mostly absent from these pages for a month or so because I had a tight deadline for ghostwriting two books and other freelance work. Now I’ve got time again to post on ChicagoNow, hoping to return a conservative viewpoint to the liberal/left/far left tilt of these pages. Not that a conservative viewpoint is needed.... Read more »
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