Michael Brown And The Criminal Police State In Ferguson, Missouri

On Saturday night, in a suburb north of St. Louis, another unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, was shot to death by law enforcement. Maybe this story has gotten too old and familiar and worn for the media, because rather than focusing on the injustice of cops targeting and killing children barely old enough to legally […]

Unintended Racism that’s “All in Good Fun” is Still Wrong

A haunted corn maze, with a scene of a lynching, all in good fun — what could go wrong with that? I grew up in the Deep South, in the hill country of central Alabama just south of Birmingham, during the Civil Rights Movement. Just about everything you saw happening in Birmingham during that time […]