Ira Katznelson (see my earlier post “Affirmative Action for Whites – began in the 1930s“) wrote a brief opinion piece in the 8/13/2017 NYTimes, “Making Affirmative Action White Again” (“Who Really Got Hand Outs” in the paper edition) that encapsulates the real history of affirmative action for whites. It reminds us of how Federal, state, and local government (not to mention private enterprises) have long favored white people – white affirmative action. The flip side is that African-Americans and Latinos were explicitly excluded from hundreds of $billions in government hand outs and programs starting in the New Deal 1930s and continuing into the late 1960s.
Trump has been widely criticized for his reaction to the white terrorism in Charlottesville last week. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides. On many sides. It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald --->> read more -->>
Segregation Didn’t Just Happen More evidence that today’s segregated America didn’t just happen out of individual choices and preferences. The 8/24/2017 NYTimes article, “How Redlining’s Racist Effects Lasted for Decades” by Emily Badger reviewed research by economists from the Chicago Federal Reserve that demonstrate the impact of the 1930s redlining --->> read more -->>
America’s Longest War – a socio-political-military disaster – indicted by Global Commission on Drug Policy
Report of the Global Commission on Drug Policy Last week this commission released its report, “War on Drugs“. This once again brings into focus our longest war, Nixon’s War on Drugs. Here are the first two paragraphs from the executive summary: The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating --->> read more -->>