Maybe Women Really Aren’t Good at Math After All

One of the most pervasive examples of gender profiling is the notion that “women aren’t good at math.” I have valiantly resisted this idea as I watched my daughters struggle with math while shining in other subjects, and I have tried to brush away the doubts that invade my mind as I witness my wife’s […]
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Yes, I Believe in Conspiracies. Here’s Why

I am one of those “nuts” derided by level-headed friends and relatives: I believe in conspiracies. I believe: – John F. Kennedy’s assassination was not the random act of a lone madman. – Ditto for Robert Kennedy. – Ditto for Martin Luther King Jr. I simply do not accept the likelihood of a coincidence in […]
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The Panama Connection

The last time I heard the phrase from Wacky kill Phillup, I wasn’t in Jamaica or even around Jamaicans–I was in Panama. Many Jamaicans and other Caribbeanites went to Panama to work in the building of the canal in the early part of the last century. The descendants of those workers have kept alive many […]
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