In his compelling treatise on immigration, A Nation of Immigrants, John F. Kennedy quoted Thomas Jefferson who once said: “Shall we refuse to the unhappy fugitives from distress that hospitality which the savages of the wilderness [sic] extended to our fathers arriving in the land? Shall oppressed humanity find no asylum on this globe?“ […]Read More Immigration Re-Formed
I just realized something that makes this blog post today in and of itself a case and point. That “something” is this: Black people in America speak English but our conversations are nonetheless a de facto foreign language. Black America is so marginalized – so maligned – so ignored in American society that our intellectual prowess and the […]Read More Ssshh….Black People Are Talking
Is it possible that social media is responsible for a racialized divide in America? I know it sounds crazy. Especially coming from a dude who is posting to a blog! But, give me just a couple minutes and I think you may just end up agreeing with me! The other day I watched a video that […]Read More Is Social Media Making You Racist?
ti·tan·ic tīˈtanik/ adjective 1. of exceptional strength, size, or power. Sentence: a series of titanic explosions Synonyms: huge, great, enormous, gigantic, massive, colossal, monumental, mammoth, immense, tremendous, Herculean We have all heard of the mighty vessel called the “Titanic” that was built at the onset of the 20th Century. Just like the definition […]Read More Titanic 2: Starring Lebron James
On a scale of 1 – 10….Roseanne has set the bar at about a 0.7 in the year 2018. She has essentially become that mean old white lady at the rest home. You know…the one who is either too senile – too racist – or too indifferent (or all of the above) to hold her tongue. […]Read More Roseanne’s Bar
Observation of the day: White people have a weird “thing” with black people smiling! 😂 Have you ever noticed it? That was ALWAYS a “thing” with Magic Johnson for instance; dating back to his days as a high school phenom and right on up through his entire NBA career. I am almost too young […]Read More What a Smile!
On this Memorial Day our country is in the throes of a precarious predicament. It is in many ways unstable…unsettled. It is…some might even venture to say…unhinged. At a time in which we need to draw closer (more than ever perhaps) one to another: we have instead managed to increase the great divide that has been […]Read More Birth Pains
The #MeToo movement that has swept over our nation like an inexorable tidal wave has been something to behold. It’s almost as if one must hold their proverbial breath – wincing – as they wait for the other shoe to drop. As one titan of industry or film or of the sports world goes down after the next, […]Read More #YouToo??
The question of the day: Did you hear Yanny or Laurel? By now most who are reading these words will probably have seen or heard of the neurological phenomenon that has set the social media world on fire. If you are scratching your head right now, I strongly encourage you to Google the words “Yanny […]Read More Yanny vs. Laurel?
You know what racism feels like when you’re the person on the receiving end? It feels like an inescapable churning deep within that is perpetually in motion. Like an emptiness in the pit of your belly when you haven’t eaten in days and there’s nothing but a faint trail of dust in the cupboard. That emptiness – much to your chagrin […]Read More Hunger Pains