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Third Parties, Republicans and White People

Third Parties, Republicans and White People

All politics is local. That political bromide, made popular by Thomas P. (Tip) O’Neill, contains an important kernel of truth. Congressman Tip O’Neill from Massachusetts once bragged he never forgot the name of a constituent, or even the names of the constituent’s...
Strom Thurmond and the Lies of Segregation

Strom Thurmond and the Lies of Segregation

The career of Strom Thurmond necessarily carries the noun attachment of hypocrisy. But somehow the word is too weak to describe what happened with Strom Thurmond, his vicious racism and the rape of Carrie Butler. Hypocrisy is defined as: the practice of professing...
Serena, Venus and Aretha

Serena, Venus and Aretha

Sometimes, even the simplest pleasure becomes a burden when the ever-present commercial market imposes its will. I was settling in for a night of entertainment watching the match between Serena and Venus on September 7th, 2002. All I wanted to do was watch this match...
Ronald Reagan and Capitalist Racism

Ronald Reagan and Capitalist Racism

The death of Ronald Reagan and the anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education are two events seemingly unrelated but tied together by a history of race in this country: Tied together tragically, intricately and necessarily. Brown vs. Board of Education released...
Privitization, Police Brutality and Deregulation

Privitization, Police Brutality and Deregulation

On August 14, 2003, at approximately 4:10 p.m., the power went out in Detroit, and the entire northeast United States. Our secretary was trapped in the elevator. The Greyhound bus driver’s union is on the same floor and their secretary heard her shouting. She gathered...

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