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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


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

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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