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robert-earle's picture
Apr.10.2014
The Concience of a Liberal by Paul Krugman plays off the title of Barry Goldwater's The Conscience of a Conservative. Although Krugman's book was published in 2007 (Goldwater's back in the 1960s), it remains worth reading. In fact, it is prescient in two major ways. First, Krugman focuses hard on...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Jan.26.2014
In a recent New Yorker cartoon, a dog is shown lounging by a pool and saying to a pup: “Youtube’s one thing, but cats will never make it on the big screen.” A funny commentary, surely, but in America that statement could just as easily be applied to ethnic minorities, especially Asian Americans....
farzana-versey's picture
Sep.23.2013
Sunday mass. Two suicide bombers. 80 Christians killed. The Taliban strikes. Again. My friend B is a devout Christian. She chose her mother's faith; her father is a Muslim, her husband was a Catholic. They travelled to many countries and she has several options, but after his death she was...
allan-goldstein's picture
Jul.09.2013
            Last month, on consecutive days, the Supreme Court struck a blow for sexual equality and dealt a body blow to racial equality.  One is tempted to say they blew it.           ...
suellen-ocean's picture
Aug.23.2012
Talk about the "New Normal", I turned sixteen out west in 1968 surrounded by colorful fashions, music that stirred the highest emotions, confused young men in camouflage and fights for the rights of minority groups like Indians, African Americans, Farm Workers, Drug Users, Pimps and Prostitutes. No...
suellen-ocean's picture
Jul.26.2012
You might not think of a Caucasian as a minority but I often feel like one and today I understand why. When my mother's ancestors came to New Amsterdam they called themselves the "Low Dutch." They came from the lowlands of Holland and wanted to distinguish themselves from those of Germanic heritage...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Dec.21.2011
I exchanged emails this week with a musical friend. He’d been practicing for a performance, he told me: “The Jew leads the caroling, of course.” I haven’t actually sung one of them in decades, but I too, know the words and tunes, at least to the traditional Christmas songs of my youth: “Silent...
christopher-antony-meade's picture
Sep.20.2011
.One of the most besetting sins that seems to afflict our society is the prevalence of discrimination either through the law, or through ill informed antipathy from religiously inclined people, against those who have a minority sexual preference. In Christian societies the oppression that exists...
balthazar-rodrigue-nzomono-balenda's picture
Aug.10.2011
  The violence in London and the rest of the England is unbearable; I don't understand why many young people from different communities would make a choice to waste their energy in such negative things. The people who are paying are people who have lost their livelihoods, and the insurance firms...
farzana-versey's picture
Jul.30.2011
Is it typical expat behaviour that North Carolina’s governor made herself White? Play up your origins where it matters and then go all mainstream? Why did Nikki Haley register her race as “white” in her voter registeration form in 2001 and why has it got noticed only now?  The state’s Democratic...