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I am Ashamed to be an American, Part Three

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Mr. Trump apparently tapped into this deep-seated, Southern brand of rancor and resentment – the feelings of hatred, bigotry, misogyny, and yes, racism, too, whether overt or covert – in short, the ugliness of it all! – and in the process, unleashed the beast within, the worst in our already tarnished (white) nature. The rest is history. Read More »

I am Ashamed to be an American, Part Two

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If only someone had miraculously turned back the clock to the good ol' days of slavery, or at least to the pre-Civil Rights era, everything would have been just fine. No one was complaining back then, not even the poor whites, for they were still far better off than the blacks and the rest of us who had trickled in afterwards. Read More »

Black America at a Crossroads

The road less traveled

Black America is in a constant state of grief and mourning these recent days, months, years. The state-sanctioned violence perpetrated on black youth by police, prosecutors and judges is utterly demoralizing. Read More »