Tag Archives: racism

A Conversation with White Folks

Hey, white people! What’s our problem? Why have we broken society so badly? There’s no other way to put it. This mess is all white people’s fault. And yeah, that has to include me, too. We’re all complicit. What exactly … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Politicize

“Don’t politicize this tragedy.” That’s what constantly we hear when someone murders a bunch of people and terrorizes the populace. Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said as much after the mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017. … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones

“I’d like to punch him in his face.” “Maybe he should have been roughed up.” “Part of the problem is nobody wants to hurt each other anymore.” “I don’t know if I’ll do the fighting myself or if other people … Continue reading

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Political Hostages in Texas

When I discuss current events, I do my best to do so in a logical, fact-based way. It’s important to make sure the truth is told. Emotions can cloud that truth. Getting angry about a situation frequently leads to overreaction … Continue reading

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It’s the end of the year as we know it

…and I feel ambivalent. That doesn’t rhyme. With apologies to Michael Stipe and Co., nothing else has occurred in any sort of rational way in 2017, so why should I come up with a clever lyrical parody? I’m just trying … Continue reading

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False Equivalence

I posted this on Facebook yesterday. After the riots and terror perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, a significant percentage of the right-leaning media bent over backward to shift focus, and claim that the Black Lives … Continue reading

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A Skewed Perspective

When we look at another person of approximately equal height, we often perceive them to be a bit taller than we are. We’re often looking at their height as peakingĀ at the top of their head, and our eyes will be … Continue reading

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One down, 207 to go…

Donald Trump has been President of the United States for one week now. Just typing that feels strange. Like a different reality. I’ve been re-watching episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine lately, and I’ve recently gotten to one of … Continue reading

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Raiding the henhouse

Two years ago, I discussed the appointment of various climate change deniers to posts as heads of Senate committees in charge of science-based institutions. Those institutions areĀ tasked with addressing (among other things) climate change. That was a perfect example of … Continue reading

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The Backlash

In this new era of President Trump, where there has been an enraged backlash against the new elements of the civil rights movement, concepts like Black Lives Matter find themselves under assault. Many white Americans who bristle at the notion … Continue reading

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