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.
PDF 📄It is doubtless a fact that most Northerners, including the writer, think that slavery in America was a Southern problem. In the North slavery was an occasional institution, or so we think. A week --->> read more -->>
PDF 📄The case of the Federal Communications Commission v. AT&T now being heard before the US Supreme Court raises anew the craziness of the thinking that has position corporations to be “persons” in the first --->> read more -->>
America’s Longest War – a socio-political-military disaster – indicted by Global Commission on Drug Policy
PDF 📄 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 --->> read more -->>