The desperation of white privilege

The past several days have offered a kaleidoscope of a Trump-addled America, a telling, if depressing, pastiche: Amy Cooper’s bigoted entitlement, the homicidal tactics of Minneapolis police officers, the knowing encouragement of the president, who has mounted his second campaign on the same foundation of rank prejudices and crude stereotypes on which he built his […]

The deadly summer

MOBILE, AL. —— Though Gov. Kay Ivey has mostly re-opened the state — restaurants, hair and nail salons and gyms included — cases of COVID-19 are increasing here, not declining. And Mobile County, home to a sleepy Gulf Coast port city, has led the state in confirmed cases for weeks now, though it has a […]

The ugliest election

The bully-in-chief keeps issuing taunts on Twitter that accuse former President Barack Obama of some unspecified grand conspiracy. In what may be more evidence of a deteriorating mental state, President Donald J. Trump has made up “Obamagate,” apparently to account for the incompetence and malfeasance of his own administration. On Thursday (May 14), Trump tweeted […]

If there were no video . . .

The video clip is a mere 36 seconds, but it is shocking, explicit, sickening. And because it has gone viral — prompting national outrage — two white men have finally been arrested and charged in the death of a black jogger in southeast Georgia in February. That hardly means that the family of Ahmaud Arbery […]