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?
Race in America
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.
Is racial inequality in America a problem, an opportunity, or a political con? The rallies and protests taking place across the nation are not about a shooting in Sanford, Florida. They are about opening old wounds to wrench as much mileage as possible from an incident politicized by activists, politicians, and other opportunity seekers.