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Ketanji Brown Jackson faces bigots

In 1851, Sojourner Truth, who had been born into slavery, gave a remarkable speech at a convention organized by suffragists. She brilliantly noted perceptions of her womanhood as contrasted […] Continue Reading…

More Big Lies

Recently, the governor of Mississippi reaffirmed his campaign against the teaching of history with a blizzard of falsehoods and flagrant nonsense recited on camera. It’s too bad there was no […] Continue Reading…

Driving the price of gas

MOBILE, Al. — Americans, especially those of us in the Sunbelt, have been spoiled by relatively cheap and easily-available gasoline. We drive long distances not only for the things […] Continue Reading…

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 […] Continue Reading…

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 […] Continue Reading…