Do You Have the “Right” Mindset?

NPR recently ran a story that analyzed proposed cuts to government aid programs that stated the underlying premise behind those cuts: Government aid is holding [many people] back. Without it, many more of them would...

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...

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...

Media and Race Bias—Is that a thing?

Just stumbled across an article on media race (ethnic) bias on DailyKOS that I found thought-provoking. Let me say right off the bat that I’m not sure what to do with the term “race” since it’s basically...

Ferguson, Staten Island and National Triage

National leaders and would-be leaders are weighing in on who’s to blame for the high profile deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner, among others. In Brown’s case, a law enforcement officer shot the young...