New Page: Books on Fascism, Authoritarianism, Violence and Bigotry

I have a new page, with books on fascism, authoritarianism, violence and bigotry, and more, with links to book reviews and author interviews and information about the authors.

Dear Trump Voters, If This Isn’t You, Prove It!

Trump voters, if American democracy fails, you will be responsible. Some day you will be held accountable. If you don't want to associate yourself with what's happened and what will happen if Trump's allowed to continue, prove it in the midterms.

Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders’ Social Democracy v. a Gifted Car

Is Bernie Sanders a Democratic Socialist or a Social Democrat? What is social democracy? How democratic socialists, a CEO gifting a car and universal healthcare are connected.

The Racial Wealth Gap: Two Reports on Income and Asset Disparity

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series How Whites Hold Blacks Back

Two recent reports on racial income disparity and asset disparity address various reasons for the racial wealth gap. They look at black education, black housing disparity, black banking and black savings.

Segregation Policies, Redlining and the Present Racial Housing Disparity

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series How Whites Hold Blacks Back

Segregation policies, racial covenants and racially biased redlining led to the current racially divided housing situation, the racial housing disparity and the racial asset disparity.

The Blurry Lines Between White Responsibility, White Privilege and Racism

Some thoughts about my own white responsibility, my white privilege and my unconscious racism, and a few shocking peeks at living while black in Trump Country

The First Days After Donald Trump Wins the 2016 Presidential Election

Trump wins the 2016 presidential election. He is now the president-elect. Five days later I'm still reeling

American Islamophobia: Sixteen States Plan to Refuse Syrian Refugees

France and America want to bomb ISIS in Syria. Sixteen U.S. states refuse entry to the subsequent Syrian refugees, because some of them might be terrorists. American Islamophobia is alive and kicking.

SRO Ben Fields: Fans of and Lawsuits for Excessive Force, Racial Profiling

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Officer Slam: Police in School

SRO Ben Fields had lawsuits filed against him, for excessive force and for racial profiling. Yet the police and the school were okay with letting him loose on kids, and so are many others.

What’s the Purpose of American Public Schools, Education or Discipline?

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Officer Slam: Police in School

How is it acceptable to have Officer Slam in American public schools? And why is discipline seen as the be-all, end-all in American public education?