Deja vu. “Here we go again. For the second time in 12 years a newly elected Democratic president is inheriting an economy in deep distress. And while… Read more “Deja vu for Democrats”
It is interesting and ironic how forty years of dogged gerrymandering by Republicans to create primary-challenge resistant congressional districts has backfired.
Imagine the scene at the U.S. Capitol building today if these so-called “protesters” were black, brown, or Muslim. There would be blood in the streets and mass… Read more “An American coup d’etat”
As the President’s illness is comprehensively covered and updated in frenzied, up-to-the-minute posts, I continue to wonder about the fate of all of those brown people–adults and… Read more “Do not forget how we got here”
Blacks very lucrative, which is why hundreds of White men were hired by these states as police officers. Their primary responsibility was to search out and arrest Blacks who were in violation of Black Codes [Virginia also had Black Codes that made certain conduct criminal only for Black people.].
Once elected, criminal justice reformers face nasty attacks. By Rashad Robinson http://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/11/opinion/george-floyd-prosecutors.html “District attorneys elected to carry out progressive policies over the last five years have been met… Read more “Battle for Fairness: Progressive Prosecutors Under Fire”
Their knee has been on our necks for over 400 years and we are still here and breathing.
If income inequality is getting worse, then the economy cannot be getting better because more people are worse off. Of course, this only matters if one is… Read more “The Economics of COVID-19 and racial disparity”
I was born smack in the middle of America’s “Baby Boom.” I lived my formative years under Jim Crow in rural Missouri. My life spans the arc… Read more “Will I live to see the moral arch arc bend toward justice?”