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Keith Tharpe and the Death Penalty’s Racist Roots

Recently, the appalling spectacle of a black man condemned by a Georgia jury, a jury that included a racist bigot, reentered the American consciousness; if you haven’t heard about this travesty of justice (yet), or, if you’ve forgotten its details, […]

Keith Tharpe and the Death Penalty’s Racist Roots

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Recently, the appalling spectacle of a black man condemned by a Georgia jury, a jury that included a racist bigot, reentered the American consciousness; if you haven’t heard about this travesty of justice (yet), or, if you’ve forgotten its details, […]

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Roseanne Barr: Don’t Cry For Me, America

Okay, so those were not her words. However, Roseanne did tweet, “Don't feel sorry for me.” Of course, she also blamed her tweet heard around the world on Ambien

Antaeus Theatre brings race to the stage with “Native Son”

I was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1945, just a few years after the time frame of the play Native Son but over the years I had many opportunities

When racism lurks in the heart of a death penalty juror

“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” This single, sinister question, asked over a sepulchral-sounding musical score, was rhetorical; for after a dramatic pause and a

Alt Right thinking is a real danger

The Alt Right can not be allowed to have it both ways. In their world, no non-Christian foreigner, certainly any of Muslim background, would ever be allowed in this

Portland MAX update

Various sources, including Willamette Week, The Portland Mercury, The Washington Post, and The Oregonian, continue to report on the May 26th incident on Portland’s MAX. Not only were two

Bill Maher: Funny man in an unfunny world

Bill Maher caved. At least that is what some people are thinking now that he has apologized for using the N word as part of a joke during his

Resisting hatred: Two heroes are dead after stabbing in Portland

When you think of Portland, OR you probably think of a peaceful haven for hipsters, with craft beer and vegan restaurants, man buns and vape shops. Until this year,

Fort Collins video illustrates more than body slam

Years ago a high school student ask me when I thought women would be equal in our society. My response was treated with mixed reaction by the class when I

Sunayana Dumala speaks about the murder of her husband

Editor's note: In one of the more powerful blogs on Facebook, Sunayana Dumala speaks out about the death of her husband Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Kansas. The FBI has classified Kuchibhotla's death as

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