Letter to Carolyn Bryant- I hope your conscience is clear

Dear Carolyn Bryant, I read an interesting story today in Vanity Fair that said you lied on the stand about Emmett Till.  You admitted to it in a new book called The Blood of Emmett Till, and I must say I’m glad you came out with the truth. The truth would’ve been nice the day your…

Normalizing bigotry-Donald Trump’s racism is an American tradition.

If Donald Trump’s victory proves anything, it’s that subjugating people of color is a time-honored tradition in American culture that maintains itself through normalization. It started off as chattel slavery, transitioned into convict leasing, manifested as Jim Crow and hid behind mass incarceration. When the N-word is no longer acceptable, racists rely on thug. When…

Ordinary People-by Cat Ross

This guest writer sent me an essay so powerful, no words need be said. Please just read. * It has been the head-shaking, finger-wagging, shame-laden motto of the left and the right since November 10, 2016: “Democrats are out of touch”. Major news op-eds, politicians, and scholars, have said it–Hell, I said it, head-in-hand, dappled…