What a week, or more correctly, what a day. From the sadness of losing Ed Lee to the elation of the Alabama election. I spent most of Tuesday reluctant to listen to the news because I feared a repeat of last year’s election night when the unthinkable became real. I feared that my fellow Americans … Continue reading Sweet Home Alabama
Allow me to get irritated for a minute. The first article below (first link at the bottom) is an example of inciting unnecessary fear. The so-called “Bradley” (a.k.a., Wilder, a.k.a., Dinkins) effect, of which there is sparse evidence, has been assigned to Obama for one reason: because he’s an African American candidate (and race … Continue reading Bradley Effect? The Boogey Man is Under Your Bed
The continuing stream of articles dealing with race and the presidential campaign contrasts with the infrequent coverage we saw in the primary season. Just a sampling of articles in the past 24 hours: TIME's Peter Beinart in an article titled "Is He American Enough?": "With their incessant talk about who loves their country and who … Continue reading Is ‘That One’ American Enough?