My brother-in-law, a volunteer constable in a small Arkansas town, once said that the answer to the tensions and violence between motorists of color and the police was for law enforcement to treat those they are sworn to protect with respect and politeness.
When “The Bell Curve” by Charles A. Murray and Richard Herrnstein was published in 1994, I was a junior in college and didn’t know anything about the book except that it had my white literature professors in an uproar. A few of them inveighed against the book’s premise -- the very notion of intelligence as something people possess in varying degrees -- and then the whole controversy eventually died out.
Here are some “offenses” that can get you killed by a hate crime these days in America the Broken:
While hate seems to rise up across the world, the border town Ajo fights for hope through art
Donald Trump lanzó su atrevida pero finalmente exitosa campaña para la presidencia de Estados Unidos en junio del 2015 con un discurso intolerante contra los mexicanos, en particular, y contra los latinos en general.
Donald Trump launched his long shot but ultimately successful campaign for the U.S. presidency in June 2015 with a clearly bigoted barrage against Mexicans in particular and Latinos in general.
Bernardo Cuero Bravo, a prosecutor of the National Association of Afro Descendants (Afrodes), was murdered in Malambo, a city in the northern province of Atlantico. He was an activist who defended victims of the armed conflict.
Dear white America, have you ever wondered what people of color think of you?
By “people of color,” I mean those of us non-white Americans who used to be called “minorities.” But that was before we started to become a plurality, and eventually a majority, of the U.S. population.
Es posible entender la progresión de las estrategias racistas en el estado de Texas tan sólo revisando la historia del trato hacia los inmigrantes mexicanos.
It is said that your perception is your reality. This truth is more important to understand than ever since some of us are living in a time when reality is skewed by perceptions shaped by falsehoods from people in power.