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Posts Tagged ‘Jr.

Just Don’t Call Us Racists

January 23, 2010

Denial, as they say in Twelve Step programs, ain’t just a river in Egypt. And there is an adage in religious circles that Dutch Baptists choke on their pipes when they see Spanish Baptists drinking red wine. Everyone else has a problem, except “us.” And certainly we are not racists. To say, as was common […]

Mad About Race Again

August 8, 2009

The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. episode in the heart of Massachusetts’ liberal intellectualism revived latent feelings in people of all races nationwide. A spark set off a conflagration in the “Republic of Cambridge,” Massachusets and has all the nation up in arms, except in countries where people subjected to real race riots and even genocide […]

Just Do the Right Thing

January 25, 2009

The election of a black president is not to say we have vanquished American racism Beware of thinking this is a new day in race relations. It is and it isn’t. For many young people, black and white, the civil rights movement is ancient history; the rest of us remember vividly segregated schools and separate […]