Racial Inequality Is Alive And Kicking, No Matter What Fox News Says

If all you listened to was right-wing pundits, you could be forgiven for thinking that the civil rights movement was hundreds of years ago, instead of less than fifty. You could easily assume that racial inequality doesn’t exist, and that people are poor simply because they’re lazy. You would believe that America is a land […]

Chicago Gun Violence Myths 3: Arrest the Druggies!

Rahm Emanuel was notably absent from a vigil for 11 year old Shamiya Adams, shot in an apartment during a sleepover with friends this weekend in Garfield Park, Chicago. T0 be frank, I can understand him not wanting to go; residents are restless and they blame Rahm for much of the violence. I can also […]

Driving Miss Dixie & the Consequences of Duck-Headedness

Once upon a time, I thought Haitians were the worst drivers in the world.  Then, on January 1, 2003, I moved to Columbia, South Carolina, and immediately came to respect the controlled chaos of Tap-Tap drivers careening about Port-au-Prince like a flash mob of alkali metals with electrons to burn. I had never seen anything […]

Is the American Dream Tattered Beyond Repair?

As if there isn’t enough to worry about today, we get to listen to talking heads on both sides force feed us daily terror and sexual scandals one after the other, jamming information down our throats so fast and furious that it almost makes it impossible to distinguish fact from fiction. But don’t for one […]