It’s 21st century America, and militia are patrolling the streets of one U.S. city. And they might be shooting private citizens. According to the Guardian, Two people were shot dead and another injured when at least one gunman opened fire on protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, amid demonstrations against the police shooting of Jacob Blake three days … Continue reading Militia patrolling the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin
Throughout the United States and around the world, significant discussions continue to take place about statues erected many, many years ago to honor long-dead men now under intense scrutiny for how they lived their lives. Here at home, there are a lot of people who want those statues to these slave-owning or misogynistic or racist … Continue reading Tearing down statues alone won’t get the job done
Getting rid of Aunt Jemima on the label. Making Juneteenth a holiday. Posting BLM on your website. Taking down statues honoring Confederate or racist “heroes.” Symbolic gestures that address the racial inequality that exists in the United States. Don’t misunderstand me: symbolic gestures make a statement, but they must backed by meaningful policy, hiring or … Continue reading Addressing racial inequality
The Democrats are saying and doing all the right things right now when it comes to paying attention to the left, but they’re playing with house money. There will be no major legislative efforts regarding reining in police brutality, erasing inequality and more in the coming months. Politicians on both sides of the aisle are … Continue reading Let’s judge the Democrats on what they do NEXT year
A seminal event. An event that leads to substantial change. Will George Floyd’s death be a seminal event? Please understand, I’m not suggesting the murder of a Black man by a White cop is something to celebrate. Rather, I’m wondering if Floyd’s killing — perhaps most especially because of how indefensible it was — and … Continue reading Has America turned a corner?