Tag Archives: Race and America

No Amazing Grace

Everyone knows what happened at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston on the evening of June 17, 2015 – during an evening prayer service, nine people were shot dead by a young white supremacist from North Carolina, … Continue reading

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Mocking the Mockingbird

Social conservatives say they hate Hollywood, but Hollywood isn’t a smug liberal conspiracy to undermine all that is good and right in America. The major studios simply want to make money, lots of it, so they give America what America … Continue reading

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Chickens Roosting

This was an agrarian nation once. It isn’t now, but the old sayings persist. Don’t look a gift-horse in the mouth? That seems to have something to do with examining a horse’s teeth to determine its age and general condition … Continue reading

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That Flag

The map is not the territory. The symbol is not the thing. Alfred Korzybski said so – and this is not a pipe – so don’t get confused. And the Confederate flag is just a flag. Lee surrendered at Appomattox. … Continue reading

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Attempting the Meaning of Things

Some people write because they know what they think and they know what they want to say, and they say it. Sometimes they even add supporting evidence, to let everyone know they’re right – really, there can be no other … Continue reading

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You Say You Want a Revolution

Everyone was young once, and some of us were young in the sixties, and we were going to change the world – but it refused to change. Many took to the streets in Chicago in 1968, or wish they had, … Continue reading

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Now No One Can Breathe

No one should have been surprised, because geography matters. Staten Island is to New York City as Simi Valley is to Los Angeles – the smallest of the five boroughs, it’s predominately white, a bit isolated, and where all the … Continue reading

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