Trumpists hateful over highways

Once upon a time, not so very long ago, the U.S. Congress was expected to pass bills and make laws that served the citizens by, for example, improving health care, cleaning rivers and streams or bolstering the national defense. If Republicans and Democrats disagreed on the means or methods to … Click here to continue --->

Haitians face a familiar racism

Having grown up in the Deep South under the cruel lash of Jim Crow, I was jolted back to my childhood by the images of dark-skinned Haitians driven back by mounted Border Patrol agents — terrified black people helpless before light-skinned men on horseback. I remember the television footage of … Click here to continue --->

Jobless? GOP calls you lazy

MOBILE, Al. — In March 2014, Shanesha Taylor, a black single mother, was arrested after police found her two young children, aged 6 months and two years, in her parked car while she went inside for a job interview with a State Farm Insurance agency in Scottsdale, Ariz. In the immediate aftermath, … Click here to continue --->

They don’t want us voting

You may have been taught in middle school that a fundamental tenet of democracy is that every citizen has the right to vote. That right is the foundation of every Westernized democratic state. You may have learned that the Founding Fathers didn’t believe in universal suffrage but that the United … Click here to continue --->

GOP blocks black voters

In January, Georgia’s Democratic voters pulled off an astonishing feat: In a state that had been reliably red for generations, they sent two Democrats to the U.S. Senate. Georgia is now represented by its first black Senator, the Rev. Raphael Warnock, and its first Jewish Senator, Jon Ossoff. … Click here to continue --->