Is encouraging crime by letting criminals out of jail good public policy? It depends on who you ask. The same thinking that insists we pass laws to limit guns and ammunition also believes that an unfair criminal justice system has put too many people in jail for the wrong reasons.
Race in America
Have you stopped being a racist yet? I never thought I had a problem with racism. Most of us probably don’t. What we think and do doesn’t always make a difference, though. Sometimes we are wrongly blamed for things because we are in the wrong place at the wrong time, like America in the age of Obama.
Hate crimes are the dream of politicians. They know they can use government to fan the flames of racial unrest and turn tragedy into a national call to action as soon as they have helped the media render judgment. Justice in some form or other comes later.
It must be hard for people to trust America when our president exploits his fundamental mistrust of everything our country stands for to sway opinion in his favor. For those who voted for Barack Obama, is it possible to still trust America when he claims to believe in our nation of laws?
Do Arne Duncan and Eric Holder understand what they are suggesting when they talk up civil rights and race as part of the push for universal preschool?
The newest release of the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection is turning the argument for universal preschool into a dialogue about civil rights, race, and opportunity.
How would Martin Luther King, Jr. have felt about African American communities where his children would have to be afforded safe passage so they wouldn’t be harmed or even killed on their way to school?
Most gun violence is not interracial, but when it is white on black it makes the headlines.
A guest on the talk show I was listening to the other night suggested that whites are afraid of minorities because they are encroaching on our territory. As America’s population of Latinos, African Americans, and other minorities grows, the percentage of whites is shrinking and we don’t like that, or so the argument goes.