As of this morning, there has been only one case in the entire United States of America of transmission of the Ebola virus. There is no public health emergency. Yet, on the TV, on the radio, and on the Internet, people are acting as if there is a crisis in full swing, and that our [...]
Any new political organization ought to be leading us away from the prejudices that have dominated American politics in the past, rather than exploiting them for its own political purposes. We Need Smith fails this test. [...]
Since I’ve moved to Maine, I’ve encountered a lot of friendly people, but I’ve also heard many derogatory comments about the supposed criminality of Somali immigrants who began arriving in Lewiston, Maine in the year 2001. Last year, I decided to check the claim that Somalis had brought crime to Lewiston against the observed crime [...]
As you’re probably aware, the Supreme Court has ruled that some American corporations are free to deny insurance coverage of contraceptive costs to their employees on religious grounds. Think about your opinion regarding this issue.
As you might also be aware, the Supreme Court has also ruled that American colleges and universities must accept military [...]
Writing the 5-4 majority opinion of the Supreme Court on June 25, 2013, Chief Justice John Roberts declares that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is no longer necessary to prevent voting discrimination on the basis of race in the United States because times have changed and racial discrimination is no longer the problem [...]
Uncle Tong’s Hunan Cuisine in Houston is operated by racists who use their business to encourage others to embrace racism. Racism makes their food taste like garbage. [...]
When I listen to people talk about the most “dangerous” places to live in Maine, the city of Lewiston constantly comes up. You wouldn’t want to live in Lewiston, people tell me. All the Somalis have made Lewiston a dangerous place to live, they say. You can see these kind of remarks online, too:
In the U.S. House of Representatives last week, Congressman Trent Franks and a long list of Republican cosponsors introduced H.R. 447, “A bill to prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or race, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.”
Discrimination on the basis of race against anybody sounds [...]
Pamela Rae Schuffert’s insane babblings would mere cause me to giggle if it weren’t for the fact that she has hundreds of followers. What’s more, Schuffert uses her wild prophecies of destruction by black helicopter to spread right wing Neo-Nazi ideology that targets Jews, Muslims and African-Americans. [...]
Today, U.S. Representative Bobby Rush wore a hooded sweatshirt on the floor of Congress and delivered the following message:
“The death of Trayvon Martin is an American tragedy. Too often this violent act is repeated in the streets of our nation.
Racial profiling has to stop. Just because someone wears a hoodie, does not make [...]