Tag Archives: Commentary

Infernal

“In thinking of America, I sometimes find myself admiring her bright blue sky—her grand old woods—her fertile fields—her beautiful rivers— her mighty lakes, and star-crowned mountains. But my rapture is soon checked, my joy is soon turned to mourning. When … Continue reading

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…and the American way

“It would be advisable to think of progress in the crudest, most basic terms: that no one should go hungry anymore, that there should be no more torture, no more Auschwitz. Only then will the idea of progress be free … Continue reading

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Longform: A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA

Once in a while I come across an article that, in my not-so-humble opinion, is so outstanding, I want to share it with anyone who will listen. I especially enjoy long-form articles which can provide a venue for deep dives into … Continue reading

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‘There Are No Victories That Will Bring Us Peace’

Originally posted on Longreads Blog:
It is good and right that we hound the state into giving us justice, but blacks cannot delude themselves into thinking that the state will ever become justice. There are no laws that can be…

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Same as it ever was

“The oppressors do not favor promoting the community as a whole, but rather selected leaders.” -Paulo Freire It’s hard to believe that it is already November in the land of milk and (cancelled) Honey Boo Boo. This is a surreal … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards #37

This is the next installment of an ongoing series at Deconstructing Myths…the Jeffster Awards! This award will be given on an ongoing basis to five outstanding blog posts that caught my wandering eye. There are no strings attached or requirements … Continue reading

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Ebola is the new black

“I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allen Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie extoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids—and I … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards #36

This is the next installment of an ongoing series at Deconstructing Myths…the Jeffster Awards! This award will be given on an ongoing basis to five outstanding blog posts that caught my wandering eye. There are no strings attached or requirements … Continue reading

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It’s just war

#97341689 / gettyimages.com   “If you conduct a war, you shouldn’t be in charge of narrating it.” -Thomas Hayden I recently came across a moving post at Wolfessblog that brought to my attention a homage already underway for the 50th … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards #35

This is the next installment of an ongoing series at Deconstructing Myths…the Jeffster Awards! This award will be given on an ongoing basis to five outstanding blog posts that caught my wandering eye. There are no strings attached or requirements … Continue reading

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