When I first came to America –that, by the way, is the United States and America is an entire continent– I was surprised by the many times I had to add my “race” in official papers. 408 more words
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A new report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that 500,000 white, middle-aged Americans lost their lives between 1999 and 2013, a preventable tragedy that some liken to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, beginning in 1981. 333 more words
Many reasons are still being advanced to explain Donald Trump’s win over his experienced, accomplished, much-fancied-in-the-polls rival Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US presidential election. White working-class anger has received a lot of attention, but Trump’s success exploiting anger’s inner manifestation – shame – should be getting a lot more focus. 960 more words
Overall, about eight in 10 Americans generally think that at least some of the motivation behind the protests has been prejudice against police officers, the Pew survey found. 1,272 more words
Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America
New York: Broadway Books, 2004.
Former Virginia Senator (2007-2013), Secretary of the Navy (1988-1989), Marine, and unapologetic Vietnam War veteran Jim Webb launched a quixotic bid for the Democratic presidential nomination last year, withdrawing in a few months. 1,289 more words