A Case Study: Measuring the results-The Jena 6 Case

  blank[1] blank[1] My objective here is not to be an iconoclast, but sometimes advances in knowledge can only come when one discards those things that aren’t effective at addressing those things of direct relevance to real issues.  In the African-American community, there are a host of issues that are so pernicious that we really don’t have time and resources to devote to things not directly relevant to addressing them.  Back when I was in... Read More

Yelling Fire (Yelling Racism)

image I‘m sitting here relaxing after a enjoyable day with my family on Christmas.   I’ve written a number of things that I’ve put on the “shelf” for one reason or another and since it’s the day after Christmas and I’m feeling too lazy to read my blog and news feeds, I figure I’ll just grab one off the shelf for this particular blog entry. The classic example of the abuse of free speech is generally... Read More

Asian students accuse black students of racism at South Philadelphia High School

A story out of Philadelphia.  Asian students at South Philadelphia High have got the school board under pressure to do something about violence after being set upon by African-American students.  They’re currently boycotting by not attending classes until the board can assure their safety.  Apparently they’ve had to contend with racial epithets and attacks on their persons by unruly thugs. There comes a time when we as African-Americans... Read More

Which is it? Discrimination or a Bunch of Crybabies?

This in from the New York Times.  There’s a discrimination lawsuit that’s been filed by a black firefighters group in New York City claiming that the differences in the passing rates between white and minority candidates is prima facie evidence of racial bias in the test.   You may recall that the supreme court recently ruled in a reverse discrimination case in  favor of white firefighters in Connecticut saying that they were unfairly... Read More

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