Luke Bob’s Willie Wells: “El Diablo” of the Negro Leagues is a biography of former Negro Leagues player and member of the baseball hall of fame Willie Wells. As always, reading about the great players from the Negro Leagues left me feeling a mix of outrage and disappointment. The idea that those incredible ballplayers were… Continue reading Reviewing Willie Wells El Diablo of the Negro Leagues
Across America, politicians are doing, as they always have, representing their wealthy donors at the expense of workers, people of color, people with disabilities, and anyone not wealthy. But the so-called return to work movement is not just the usual ableism, classism, and racism we have come to expect from politicians. It’s also the related… Continue reading Forcing People Downtown is Racist
In the aftermath of New York City announcing cameras will be installed in every subway car, I have been thinking about the near-constant surveillance state that now defines America and how the idea that it deters crime is another lie.
Yesterday was the 21st anniversary of the September 11th attacks. On that day, as many know, more than 3,000 Americans died. Every year since, September 11 is marked with tributes to the dead, the heroes that risked and/or lost their lives, and to America itself. All of the tributes, somber, statements, and moments of silence… Continue reading Coronavirus Should Matter More Than September 11
The celebrations of Queen Elizabeth and her reign as queen highlight how many have been manipulated into supporting the systems that oppress them. I’m not saying people should celebrate a loss of life, as some are doing, but anyone interested in an equitable world should not be upset by the death of a queen. Queen… Continue reading Queen Elizabeth Shouldn’t be Loved or Respected
We regularly learn about the “Justice” department, the “environmental Protection Agency”, and the “Security and Exchange Commission” fining corporations for conduct amounting to fraud, intentional pollution, and a host of things rising to the level of criminal conduct. In all of these settlements, the corporation agrees to pay what sounds like a large fine and… Continue reading Corporate Fines Provide the Elusion of Punishment
In the aftermath of Democrats passing their dumpster fire of a bill that fails to address climate change and the bipartisan giveaway to chip makers, politicians and their media can’t stop talking about political wins. According to the media and the Democratic Party, the bill dedicating 46.1 percent of what the Pentagon will spend this… Continue reading Political Wins are Offensive
It has become acceptable to use words like underprivileged, underrepresented, and underserved. But as hard as corporations, politicians, and the media try to convince, there is no such thing as being underprivileged.
One of the reasons none of the governmental agencies or corporations that repeatedly profess their commitment to equity inclusion are neither equitable or inclusive is the reality that oppressed people can’t be honest about our truths. Whether people want to admit it or not, reality is that victims of oppression have no chance at additional… Continue reading Their Privilege Depends on Our Oppression
As the world waits to see how deadly the largest known human outbreak of monkeypox will become, we can’t forget how Western racism and the inequity of Western societies has once again led to suffering the scale of which cannot yet be determined.