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Category: racism

When good men do nothing

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ~ attributed to Edmund Burke  

Holy smoke, Smollett

Jussie Smollett. I know that name now, but until recently I’d never heard of him. And I’d never watched nor wanted to watch “Empire.” (Still don’t.) But in the last […]

Schadenfreude and Roseanne Barr

Yep, too much schadenfreude. On my part, that is. And I feel a bit guilty about it. But only a little bit. I was appalled last fall by ABC’s decision […]

Weeping for America

Speaking for me yesterday: Philip Kennicott of the Washington Post. In “What did the men with Donald Trump do when he spoke of ‘shithole countries’?” Kennicott tells of weeping, first when he […]

Okay, now they’re crossing my line

I didn’t like it when Colin Kaepernick started the “don’t stand for the national anthem” protest movement back in August. And since then, more and more athletes have begun kneeling or […]

Bigotry and bias

Donald Trump, the Ku Klux Klan, racism, partisan politics … the political pot has been boiling for weeks. But the private conversations, the talk in the street, the personal attitudes […]