Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class

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Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class “Structural racism” has become a buzzword in white progressive circles. But every time I push a white writer to break down the meaning behind the words without success, or I see a Black Lives Matter sign in an apartment window in a gentrified neighborhood where … Continue reading Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class

Coretta Scott King’s Lost Letter to the US Senate

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The lost letter from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s widow opposing Jeff Sessions for a federal judgeship in 1986 has been found, and it’s a doozy.. “The irony of Mr. Sessions’ nomination is that, if confirmed, he will be given life tenure for doing with a federal prosecution what the local sheriffs accomplished twenty years ago with … Continue reading Coretta Scott King’s Lost Letter to the US Senate

The Legacy of Barack Obama

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In 2008, we elected one of the most progressive presidents in history. Regardless of the relentless negativity, there has been a lot of significant progress since Barack Obama took office. When he took over in 2009, you’ll recall, the economy was in free-fall and America was fast becoming the laughingstock of the world. If we want to … Continue reading The Legacy of Barack Obama

Despotism. It can’t happen here, right?

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“An elective despotism is not the government we fought for” Thomas Jefferson The two chief characteristics of despotism — restricted respect and concentrated power — are defined and illustrated in this short 1946 film from Encyclopaedia Britannica. Two of the conditions which have historically promoted the growth of despotism are explained and exemplified. These are … Continue reading Despotism. It can’t happen here, right?