Posts Tagged: race

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

Hands Tied

After George Floyd the Fight For Justice Continues

The image of disgraced former police officer Derek Chauvin’s hands cuffed behind his back is an indelible image. America did right yesterday. At least for George Floyd. Yesterday, in Minneapolis truth and justice were truly the American way. A 17-year-old

Hands Tied

After George Floyd the Fight For Justice Continues

The image of disgraced former police officer Derek Chauvin’s hands cuffed behind his back is an indelible image. America did right yesterday. At least for George Floyd. Yesterday, in Minneapolis truth and justice were truly the American way. A 17-year-old

Driving While Black. Facing the Facts of Life Again

A killing. Again. Once more, another shooting of a Black man by the police. How many more times can I keep writing that. How many times can we keep saying that, reading that, living that? How many times can we

Driving While Black. Facing the Facts of Life Again

A killing. Again. Once more, another shooting of a Black man by the police. How many more times can I keep writing that. How many times can we keep saying that, reading that, living that? How many times can we

Policing Black and Blue

The 1960s were to have served as a wake-up call to many Americans concerning police and race. Somehow, we fell back to sleep. We are now living in the future we looked forward to in the late 1960s,  a time

Policing Black and Blue

The 1960s were to have served as a wake-up call to many Americans concerning police and race. Somehow, we fell back to sleep. We are now living in the future we looked forward to in the late 1960s,  a time

Black family 1960's

Facts of Life in Black and White

At what age does a black boy learn he is perceived as menacing and dangerous? At what age is he told of systemic racism and state-sanctioned brutality against someone who looks just like him? At what age does an African-American

Black family 1960's

Facts of Life in Black and White

At what age does a black boy learn he is perceived as menacing and dangerous? At what age is he told of systemic racism and state-sanctioned brutality against someone who looks just like him? At what age does an African-American

Police Brutality Choking Blacks

Choking on Our Civil Rights Again

I can’t breathe. It is happening yet again. And on Memorial Day. Police Brutality is an American tradition perpetrated on African Americans the year-round. With echos of Eric Garner, Minneapolis Police Officer Derik Chauvin kneeled on an unarmed and handcuffed

Police Brutality Choking Blacks

Choking on Our Civil Rights Again

I can’t breathe. It is happening yet again. And on Memorial Day. Police Brutality is an American tradition perpetrated on African Americans the year-round. With echos of Eric Garner, Minneapolis Police Officer Derik Chauvin kneeled on an unarmed and handcuffed

The Ckeaver Family Nuclear Family For the Nuclear Age

Leave It To Beaver- A Spoon Full of Sugar For The Cold War

  Mayfield is in mourning. Eddie Haskell has died. A generation of baby boomers has lost yet another cultural icon with the passing of Ken Osmond who played that two-faced, smooth-talking suck-up in six seasons of Leave it To Beaver.

The Ckeaver Family Nuclear Family For the Nuclear Age

Leave It To Beaver- A Spoon Full of Sugar For The Cold War

  Mayfield is in mourning. Eddie Haskell has died. A generation of baby boomers has lost yet another cultural icon with the passing of Ken Osmond who played that two-faced, smooth-talking suck-up in six seasons of Leave it To Beaver.

Toni Morrison’s Lessons

Words matter. We are witnessing the urgency of that right now. America is in crises. No one understood that better than novelist Toni Morrison. The brilliant Nobel laureate knew the power of words. Her eloquent expressions informed us and inspired

Toni Morrison’s Lessons

Words matter. We are witnessing the urgency of that right now. America is in crises. No one understood that better than novelist Toni Morrison. The brilliant Nobel laureate knew the power of words. Her eloquent expressions informed us and inspired

Whitewashing the Civil War

Color history whitewashed. The revisionist history of the Civil War continues today as Trump tries to defend his vile Charlottesville remark by praising Robert E Lee, a slave owner who led the fight against his own country to preserve slavery.

Whitewashing the Civil War

Color history whitewashed. The revisionist history of the Civil War continues today as Trump tries to defend his vile Charlottesville remark by praising Robert E Lee, a slave owner who led the fight against his own country to preserve slavery.

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

When Movies Were Black and White- Jim Crow

  What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” had been  pretty much confirmed by

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

When Movies Were Black and White- Jim Crow

  What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” had been  pretty much confirmed by