Race Relations Have Worsened Under Obama

Obama’s election was an apparent milestone in American race relations. Less than one hundred and fifty years after most black people in the U.S. had been enslaved, a “black man” became president. I know many black and white people voted for him largely because of the opportunity to contribute to something of great historic significance. I didn’t and wouldn’t have voted for Obama. It doesn’t matter much to me what his color is. His political views are diametrically opposed to mine in Read more […]

Zimmerman May Not Be Racist, But America Is

In the most recent yearly accounting, there were 16,259 homicides in the U.S.1 That comes out to more than 44 homicides a day. Even if George Zimmerman had been found guilty of murder for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, that homicide would have been just one among very many. Most homicides barely make the local news. Why should this one be a national tragedy? Why has this case become an icon of American Read more […]2010 was the most recent year I could find for which exhaustive statistics were released. [↩]