Monthly Archives: February 2013

Black History Month in “Post-racial America” (conclusion)

Part III – Returning to The Atlantic in order to illuminate a disturbing dynamic; AND (finally) a suburban, white “Zonie” reflects on his imperfect and incomplete journey… SOOTHING A WHITE EDITOR Before I briefly synopsize my personal journey across racially … Continue reading

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Black History Month in “Post-Racial” America (continued)

Part II: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ (quite possibly perfect) analysis of racial double standards in 21st-century America In the previous installment of this blog series, I set out to debunk the dubious claim that, simply by electing our first ever African-American president, … Continue reading

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The Return of “MoneyDrone” — a cartoon ahead of its time…

With the Senate confirmation hearings of John Brennan (“Father John” above — Obama’s morally repugnant nominee for CIA Director), plus the controversy around Zero Dark Thirty, and Obama’s “KILL LIST” all receiving prominent attention in the news, these days, I … Continue reading

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Endemic Racism and Brutality Yields Vigilantism and Terrorism (featuring a discussion of American VALUES)

Rodney King, Abner Louima, Amidou Diallo, the systematic oppression of African-Americans, and the ever-more violent “creeping annexation” of Palestine — what do they have in common? Systematic brutalization of whole peoples, predicated on racism, inevitably provokes a violent response. As … Continue reading

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Black History Month in “Post-racial America”

Happy Black History Month, reader!  No doubt you noticed the quotation marks above, indicating my skepticism about America’s alleged post-racial status.  I should clarify that I realize that such skepticism hardly makes me an outlier or some marvel of progressive … Continue reading

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Happy 2013 — carpe diem time (“O” is for Opportunity)

Part III — Happy 2013, seizing the day by helping Obama help us! Last week many on the left were celebrating Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State as she prepares to move on to bigger and better things (eyeing … Continue reading

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