Tag: racism

Oct 01

The Shame of Republicanism

In Brief — A frank look at why Republicans should be ashamed of their membership in a regressive political party. [Written in May 2017.] ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Backward-looking and Mean-Spirited  — Imagine aligning yourself with ignorant scoundrels. A once-respected political party — Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt must be spinning in their graves — has abandoned governing in …

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Oct 30

Trump, Racism, Misogyny and Memory

In Brief—With the national election on Tuesday, November 8, voters risk having a clueless tyrant, Donald Trump, destroy all that America stands for and its preeminent position in the world. Deny Donald Trump the Oval Office. The Tyranny of Ignorance— Disbelieving Swedes ask me if Donald Trump stands a chance of becoming president. I say …

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Sep 20

Racism, Sexism and Fundamentalist Christianity

In Brief—This piece pulls back the curtain to reveal the ugly motivation driving Republican efforts to obstruct the Obama administration, undermine women and defund an organization that serves not just women but the community at large. It reveals the larger Republican agenda. ————————————————————————————————————————————- The Truth Hurts— A black president, the war on women and whining …

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Dec 14

Eating an Elephant

In Brief— Positive steps that you can take to shrink or eliminate racism and racial bias in American society. Now is the time to act. *Update on Arthur the Dog—The latest on Arthur can be found at the end of this piece. ———————————————————————————————————————————– The Ugly Elephant in the Room— No, this piece isn’t about destroying …

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Nov 23

Cops—Us versus “Them”

In Brief—Few are the days when the news doesn’t report the deaths of suspects, sometimes innocents, at the hands of police. In a nation bulging at the seams from guns, the deaths of humans, whether the shooters are our neighbors or the officers on the beat, demands a solution. Do we have the will to …

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Nov 30

Racism by Another Name

Racial Hatred Surfaces— My view is that the election of Barack Obama has opened Pandora’s Box to the baser side of human character. I attribute this to conscious or subconscious racism. I will say that louder: RACISM! Some will deny this, but I see no other logical reason. It was only after Obama’s election that the …

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Oct 19

Islamophobia and Racism

Hatred of the “Other”— Phobia—A persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it. Racism— 1. A belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has …

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