Category Archives: Race

Whose Flag Is It?

I hate to say this on Flag Day but in recent years I’ve found myself fickle about the American flag. It wasn’t always so. For decades, with hand over heart, I dutifully pledged allegiance to the stars and stripes as

Whose Flag Is It?

I hate to say this on Flag Day but in recent years I’ve found myself fickle about the American flag. It wasn’t always so. For decades, with hand over heart, I dutifully pledged allegiance to the stars and stripes as

No More Mass Shootings

No more. There have been more mass shootings so far in 2022 than there have been days in the year. 27 alone have been school shootings. No more. Today is day 145 of the year, and the country has already

No More Mass Shootings

No more. There have been more mass shootings so far in 2022 than there have been days in the year. 27 alone have been school shootings. No more. Today is day 145 of the year, and the country has already

Hate Will Not Replace Us

Dark thoughts used to hide in the shadows. They lurked in dark alleys and dim corners. Skulking on the fringes of the far-right, they festered in darkness rarely venturing into the light. Unvarnished hate and vile white supremacist thoughts that

Hate Will Not Replace Us

Dark thoughts used to hide in the shadows. They lurked in dark alleys and dim corners. Skulking on the fringes of the far-right, they festered in darkness rarely venturing into the light. Unvarnished hate and vile white supremacist thoughts that

Our Developed Nation is Developmentally Challenged

Is America a developed nation or a nation with developmental disabilities? A deadly mass shooting. Again. A White Supremacist armed with an AR-15 and hate. Again. Angry masses protesting in the streets to Save Abortion Rights. Again. As I drank

Our Developed Nation is Developmentally Challenged

Is America a developed nation or a nation with developmental disabilities? A deadly mass shooting. Again. A White Supremacist armed with an AR-15 and hate. Again. Angry masses protesting in the streets to Save Abortion Rights. Again. As I drank

Collecting Our Uncomfortable Past  

It should come as no surprise to those familiar with my work that I am an avid collector of all things connected to popular culture. My home is filled from top to bottom with remnants of American history over the

Collecting Our Uncomfortable Past  

It should come as no surprise to those familiar with my work that I am an avid collector of all things connected to popular culture. My home is filled from top to bottom with remnants of American history over the

Holocaust  And the Jewish Race

Never forget that when Whoopi Goldberg shared her ill-informed views about the Holocaust on the talk show of the same name stating that the Nazis’ murder of six million Jews was “not about race,” she was wrong. Dead wrong. Never

Holocaust  And the Jewish Race

Never forget that when Whoopi Goldberg shared her ill-informed views about the Holocaust on the talk show of the same name stating that the Nazis’ murder of six million Jews was “not about race,” she was wrong. Dead wrong. Never

To Sidney a Trailblazer, With Love

In 1964, the same year the Beatles forever changed our world, a dark-skinned actor from the Bahamas changed our perception of what a leading man could look like. Sidney Poitier, a man as swoon-worthy as Paul Newman, with the charm

To Sidney a Trailblazer, With Love

In 1964, the same year the Beatles forever changed our world, a dark-skinned actor from the Bahamas changed our perception of what a leading man could look like. Sidney Poitier, a man as swoon-worthy as Paul Newman, with the charm

Not Always a White Christmas

A Black Santa? Who knew my local Rite Aid was so woke? Not just a white Christmas in my town of Huntington. Just a few towns over from my blue-leaning village lies a nasty patch of Trump country, where the

Not Always a White Christmas

A Black Santa? Who knew my local Rite Aid was so woke? Not just a white Christmas in my town of Huntington. Just a few towns over from my blue-leaning village lies a nasty patch of Trump country, where the

Guilty of White Privilege

Justified shooting….or no justice at all? The verdict is in – Kyle Rittenhouse is found not guilty. Our justice system on the other hand is guilty on all counts of white privilege. Kyle Rittenhouse says he went to provide medical

Guilty of White Privilege

Justified shooting….or no justice at all? The verdict is in – Kyle Rittenhouse is found not guilty. Our justice system on the other hand is guilty on all counts of white privilege. Kyle Rittenhouse says he went to provide medical

Art Collage Sally Edelstein

A Fractured State of Our Union

After the calamitous events of 2020 can we piece the country back together even as the state of our union is being torn to shreds? The perpetuation of myths, lies, and fears both old & new is ripping our nation

Art Collage Sally Edelstein

A Fractured State of Our Union

After the calamitous events of 2020 can we piece the country back together even as the state of our union is being torn to shreds? The perpetuation of myths, lies, and fears both old & new is ripping our nation