Category: Racial

Kamala Harris will write history, but not all of us will enjoy reading it

Kamala Harris will write history, but not all of us will enjoy reading it
In a perfect world, the election of Kamala Harris to the office of Vice President of the United States would be a joyous occasion. Ah, but for that perfect world. I was planning to vote for Harris in the Illinois primary and felt robbed when she dropped out of the race.  I am truly delighted... Read more »

Racism wrapped in specious, disingenuous arguments is still racism

Racism wrapped in specious, disingenuous arguments is still racism
Specious:  superficially plausible, but actually wrong. Misleading in appearance, misleadingly attractive. Disingenuous:  not candid or sincere, pretending that one knows less about something than one really does. John from Arizona sent me the following: The Wichita Horror: 20th Anniversary, by Jack Kerwick.  The piece starts out, In the era of Black Lives Matter when, as... Read more »

George Zimmerman had the gun in his hand BEFORE he confronted Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman had the gun in his hand BEFORE he confronted Trayvon Martin
The following was first posted on July 11, 2013, 17 months after George Zimmerman executed Trayvon Martin and almost 7 years before Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd on camera.  In the 8 years and 3 months between the deaths of Martin and Floyd,  over 100 unarmed Black men, women and children have perished at the... Read more »
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Trump to Nazis: "Stand back and stand by"

Trump to Nazis:  "Stand back and stand by"
Following the first debate between Little Donnie and Joe Biden last night, Sean Hannity said that a weak and frail Biden was steam rolled by a beat down from the President. That would be great commentary if Hannity was ringside at Monday Night Wrestling, but this was supposed to be a presidential debate.  It was... Read more »

Black people would be happier if they could just be more Jewish

Black people would be happier if they could just be more Jewish
Black people could end the cycle of poverty and hopelessness, if only they could just be more Jewish.  So stated Sharon of upstate New York and it hurt my head. Sharon and her husband, Kenny seem like normal, reasonable people.  They’re intelligent, well-educated, and fun-loving. On a recent visit to their home, my wife, Broomhilda regaled... Read more »

My life as a cotton-growing, slave-owning Southern white gentleman

My life as a cotton-growing, slave-owning Southern white gentleman
The title of this piece may leave a lot to unpack, but let’s put a pin in all that for now. I grew up on the North Side of Chicago and didn’t get further south than Terre Haute, Indiana until I landed at Fort Polk, LA, just a month short of my nineteenth birthday. So,... Read more »
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The Confederate flag is racist, Black History Month is not

The Confederate flag is racist, Black History Month is not
If you find the message in the above featured image offensive, you are not alone. Incredibly, it’s a very commonly repeated fabrication. The logic of the whole reverse racism thing is enough to make you want to delete country music from your playlist. Ours is a culture of incomprehensible equivalencies; bizarre comparisons between two things that... Read more »

Would it have been better if Derek Chauvin had shot George Floyd in the back?

Would it have been better if Derek Chauvin had shot George Floyd in the back?
Request to readers: PLEASE do not take this as any kind of endorsement of shooting people in the back.  Don’t be a Trumpster, read past the headlines. Like many other people around the world, the video of Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck is burned into my brain.  Like many other horrors I’ve witnessed... Read more »

George Zimmerman had the gun in his hand BEFORE he confronted Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman had the gun in his hand BEFORE he confronted Trayvon Martin
The following was first posted on July 11, 2013.  George Zimmerman is now suing the family of Trayvon Martin for $100 Million and there are more details to come, but you can refresh your memory of the case by clicking HERE. There’s only one plausible scenario that fits the known facts of the altercation between... Read more »
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Was Botham Jean a victim of innate bias?

Was Botham Jean a victim of innate bias?
Amber Guyger screwed the pooch in the worst possible way and it cost Botham Jean his life and Guyger her future. On September 6, 2018, Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger headed home after a double shift and pulled into a parking spot on what she thought was the third floor of her downtown apartment complex.... Read more »