Tag: Racism

Being ‘woke’ is eye-opening. Being ‘awake’ is heart-opening.

I knew just about every familiar slur hurled at the Polish kids in my class at Passaic Senior High School.  Ditto the adaptations for the Italian kids.  And the dozen or so especially demeaning insults reserved for blacks and Asians. Plus the unique taunts set aside for the artsy classmate who couldn’t throw a ball... Read more »

Make America Mexico again

Make America Mexico again
I’m in the Autobus on the way from Ixtapa to Zihuatanejo. The fare has gone up to 12 pesos (60-cents), quite a hike since my first jitney-bus ride four decades ago when the fare was 5 pesos, accepted with a hearty gracias amigo. The van itself looks the same, dented and in need of a... Read more »