Category: race

Presidential Race 2016: An open letter to all the candidates

Presidential Race 2016: An open letter to all the candidates
Dear Presidential hopefuls, As we are now deeply into the Presidential Race 2016, for the first time in my life I have been paying extremely close attention to each of you. After watching the Republican debate last night as well as the most recent town halls for Secretary Clinton and Senator Sanders I can only... Read more »

Paris, Jews and the increase in worldwide anti-semitism: why won't it end?

Paris, Jews and the increase in worldwide anti-semitism: why won't it end?
My fellow blogger, “I’ve Got The Hippy Shakes” wrote today about being Jewish; that it’s not easy to be a Jew these days. A fellow Jew just like me, and afraid just as I am. Having recently traveled to Paris, the events of the past week have really shaken me up. In May of 2014... Read more »

Election Day 2014: Why I am looking forward to it

Election Day 2014: Why I am looking forward to it
Every time we near an election day I start to cringe. As a kid, my parents were not only into politics, they were campaign managers for several candidates. They were away all the time, at meetings, rallies and any other event that promoted their candidates. They managed the campaigns of former Niles Mayor Nicholas Blase... Read more »
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White Santa v Black Santa: Does everything have to be about race?

White Santa v Black Santa: Does everything have to be about race?
Once upon a time I wrote a blog about Billy Crystal and his black face performance at the Oscars. At the time I thought people were overreacting. I spent several days fielding comments and doing damage control. It got a bit ugly. Okay, a LOT ugly. Shortly after that, Trayvon Martin was shot by George... Read more »

Yom Kippur and my day of repentance: or the day I don't know what to do

Yom Kippur and my day of repentance: or the day I don't know what to do
This has been a tough year for me no doubt. Breast cancer round two has been a most unwelcome event in my life and today, on my day of atonement, I feel a little bit lost as to what to do. Despite being Jewish and feeling so to my core, I have not practiced the... Read more »

I am a Jew, not a JAP so stop the ethnic slurs

I am a Jew, not a JAP so stop the ethnic slurs
I am a Jew. Yep, Jewish. Not a JAP (Jewish American princess), Kike, Heeb, Jewbrew, Jewbag or a six pointed nickel nose oven magnet. None of these. I am simply a person of the Jewish faith. I am not cheap, a penny pincher or a member of a Jew crew. I was born into the... Read more »
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