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Earth, Wind, Fire, and Racism

I’m going to tell you something I’ve never told anyone before.  A memory that popped into my head when I read about the death of Maurice White, the leader of the band Earth, Wind, and Fire.  495 more words

Driving While Black

Let me tell you about a recent case I had.

My client is a young black kid in college.  He’s never been in trouble before in his life. 940 more words

Crime

Sacramento Muslims Not Afraid to Take on Racism in our Ranks

Sacramento California-When American Muslims finally get around to fully unpacking the topic of racial prejudice within the American Muslim faith practice, it will be the most difficult, yet most self-redeeming conversation that we will have with ourselves to date. 912 more words

Extraordinary writing: Reexamining MLK's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail."

Imprisoned, King set forth to writing…

When I was in college, I took a course on rhetoric and debate in 20th century America. In it, we looked at numerous famous speeches made by famous people: Lincoln, Jefferson, King, etc. 706 more words

Fiction Fridays: Poetry

Two weeks into the year, and I have read two books and several short stories. Alas, the novels are not much to write home about – despite the fact that one was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2012 – and most of the short stories have been mediocre. 624 more words

Racial Politics

The Gracchi.

According to the guiding theory of the Democratic Party, a big government that robs the rich to give to the poor should be a permanent winner in electoral politics. 616 more words

American Society

Best non-fiction of 2015

For my favourite fiction books of the year, go here.

I have always enjoyed reading non-fiction, particularly history books, memoirs, biographies and socio-political analysis. These are my favourite five from 2015 (in no particular order). 1,796 more words

Racial Politics