As I stood on the forward upper deck of the ship looking toward New York Harbor, I felt a great sense of relief.  The crossing had been incredibly difficult, and both the ship and the crew were significantly worse for the wear…but we were almost there. The year was 1995 and I was part of […]

Too often the power of the US Constitution has not come from what it actually says but rather from the underlying perspectives and assumptions that were made by its 18th Century authors: White men are superior to all other beings. Women are invisible and subject to the whim of (free white) men. Blacks are not […]

Donald Trump is not a racist. Donald Trump is the love child that results from the orgy of Reaganomics, the 1994 Crime Bill, Clarence Thomas, Citizens United and the century-long defeat of anti-lynching legislation. Mitch McConnell is the midwife. Donald Trump is not a bigot.  Donald Trump is unworldly and ignorant about race, ethnicity, colonial […]