Our Most Challenging Issue – Six

The following is the entirety of Part IV of The Vision of Race Unity: America’s Most Challenging Issue. The responsibility for the achievement of racial peace and unity in the United States rests upon both...

Our Most Challenging Issue – Five

A frequent refrain in media, in social networking memes and posts, in political rhetoric and in classrooms is that the United States is the greatest nation on Earth. It has also been called a grand...

Our Most Challenging Issue – Four

This is the fourth in a series of essays that use, as their centerpiece, the statement on race unity released some years ago by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States: The...

Our Most Challenging Issue – Three

In the last two paragraphs of Part I its statement The Vision of Race Unity: America’s Most Challenging Issue, the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States writes: For too much of its...

Our Most Challenging Issue – Two

The following is from the statement “The Vision of Race Unity: America’s Most Challenging Issue”, published by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States. This is the national guiding body for...

Our Most Challenging Issue – One

This is the first of a series on the issue of race unity, in which I’d like to share some thoughts on a facet of our national life that is yet a source of social...

Well-Informed Electorate Take Two

I’d like to talk about elections. No, not the mind-numbing chaos of the current presidential elections—which will no doubt affect the congressional elections to come, and traumatize anyone old enough to grasp what’s going on....

A Well-Informed Electorate?

Anyone who knows me knows that journalistic integrity and accurate communication is an obsession of mine. Especially in complex situations where the simplicity of soundbites contributes much to the functional illiteracy of our society. In...

Is Love All We Need?

The Beatles sang that “All you need is love.” Out on Medium today someone argued that when it comes to racial prejudice, this is not true. I think they’re right and wrong. It depends, I...

Facts, Damn Facts, and Factoids

You may have heard it stated as fact recently that “a 2011 report from the Government Accountability Office found that illegal immigrants and other non-citizens, in our prisons and jails together, had around 25,000 homicide...