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The Unimaginable

I wanted to believe America was a country where decency and civility still mattered, a place where someone so crude, spiteful and intemperate could never be elected. I wanted to believe the American people would reject a candidate who mocked … Continue reading

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They Are Deplorable

Hillary Clinton was right. Donald Trump supporters are deplorable. As Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jamelle Bouie, and Judd Legum have shown two-thirds of Trump supporters believe President Obama isn’t an American (following the lead of the Birther in Chief, Donald Trump). Sixty percent … Continue reading

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A Deeper Reckoning

That state officials from South Carolina to Alabama are acknowledging the inherent racism of the confederate flag is an important step in the wake of the Charleston massacre. As are the decisions of major corporations–Walmart, Amazon, Sears, eBay and so … Continue reading

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Mass Murder in Charleston

In a state that flies the confederate flag, a young white man adorned with white supremacist symbols walked into an historic AME church and murdered 9 black parishioners. Lindsey Graham wants us to see this as an attack on christianity; … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t usually make new year’s resolutions. I’ve done so in the past, but I’ve never been good about keeping them. I’d have some lofty goal like “get healthy,” “stop procrastinating.” or “not buy anymore books before reading all the … Continue reading

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A Synoptic History of America’s Structural Racism, Part One

One of the things I find most frustrating when trying to discuss the events in Ferguson, the mass incarceration of African Americans, the murder-by-cop of young, black teens and the ongoing and virulent racism that continues to shape this country … Continue reading

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Ryan’s Racism

There’s much talk on the intertubes about Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s “testy” interview  with a reporter from Michigan’s ABC12 News. Ryan ended the interview segment after what his campaign is saying was a “weird question” from the local … Continue reading

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