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Racist

“There should be no bitterness or hate where the sole thought is the welfare of the United States of America. No man can occupy the office of President without realizing that he is President of all the people.” –Franklin D. … Continue reading

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On the Jussie Smollett Case

One of the things about our society in this era of instant electronic communications is that all of us tend to jump to conclusions about stories in the news. We hear that an actor like Jussie Smollett has been attacked … Continue reading

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On Trump and Racism

  Donald Trump is a racist. That is it. Period. Donald Trump is a racist. There should be no further discussion. It is a fact. But in this day and age there apparently are no “facts,” only “fake news,” lies, … Continue reading

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The Political Pendulum

Back in 2003 Wisconsin’s former governor, Lee Sherman Dreyfus, won the first-ever Courage Award from OutReach, Madison’s lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) community center. It was a long overdue recognition for his signing of the nation’s first gay rights law in 1982. In … Continue reading

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On the Milwaukee Riot

Anyone who has known me for a long time knows that I have been a pacifist since I was a child. I have stopped fights, marched for peace, and have done what little I can to make this a more … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Tony Robinson

Last night I stood in the middle of a street and cried for a young man I never knew. The tears were for Tony Robinson, a 19-year old unarmed African-American who was shot and killed by police officer Matt Kenny … Continue reading

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Ferguson

It was with deep sorrow that I awakened to morning in America today. Fires burned on the streets of Ferguson overnight and there is fire in my soul this morning. I am angry, I am saddened, I am moved. It … Continue reading

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As Michael Brown is Laid to Rest . . .

As Michael Brown is laid to rest the unrest stops for a moment. It appears that people are honoring his father’s plea for a day of silence and peace. As Michael Brown is laid to rest my mind does not. … Continue reading

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I Am White

I am white. It is the circumstance of my birth. It is who I am and who I have always been. It is what it is. But it brings certain advantages for no reason other than the fact that my … Continue reading

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Bobby

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Candlelight

When I arrived at the candlelight vigil for Trayvon Martin there was one other person there, a young African-American male who asked my name and then introduced himself as Ibraham, the Muslim variation of the Judeo-Christian prophet Abraham. Shortly two … Continue reading

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Coulter than Hell

When Americans for Prosperity announced that their latest bus tour, the “Obama’s Failing Agenda Tour”, would make a stop in Madison with special guest star Ann Coulter I knew I had to go.  I thought it was interesting that they would … Continue reading

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