Are You a Racial Profiler?

  I confess, when I read that some guy named Anthony Scaramucci was suspected of shady business with the Russians, I thought the worst. Yes, I am a racial profiler. I wonder whether the same instinct might have betrayed those three journalists who had to resign from CNN after producing a flawed story about the Trump transition advisor (with […]
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A Beacon of Hope

  As I watched Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber compete in the finals at Wimbledon this morning, I was thrilled not only by their athleticism and skill but perhaps even more by the powerful symbolism of the event. In a world where racial animosity seems to be at its historic peak, the two women presented a stark contrast in […]
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As Tata Nears the End, What Would he Tell America?

I wonder what Nelson Mandela would tell Americans – black and white – in the wake of the Zimmerman verdict? The architect of integrated South Africa, “Tata” (Father) to his loving people, lies in a hospital bed, 95 years old on Thursday, possibly on the brink of eternity. His was an amazing life, and his […]
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