The face of racism is unassuming.  It is not an angry cropped hair white 20-something holding a torch screaming “you will not replace us!”  It is not a barrel-chested gun toting self-styled militia guy wearing a Confederate flag.  It is not the “Becky” or “Karen” calling the cops.  The face of racism is any white […]

I have been intentionally silent through the Impeachment Trial of Donald Trump.  I wanted to see how it would play out.  I was also exhausted.  Exhausted by the rhetoric, by the continual tossing of the fact salad and the micro splicing of reality by the Trump team.  I was also exhausted by Democrats presenting an […]

The 2020 presidential candidates are all clamoring for the black vote.  Even though Trump basically won the election with virtually no black support (Clinton had 88% of the black vote to Trump’s 8%[1]) Trump recognizes that his below 50% presidency means that he has no insurance policy…particularly with the government actively working against foreign interference, […]

  The current occupant of the Executive Residence in Washington D.C. continues to literally live up to his name.  He continues to get the better of everyone around him, largely because it is the one skill that he has cultivated throughout his life.  He doesn’t make deals.  In order to actually make deals, on a […]

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 […]