Category Archives: New Additions

Justice Harlan and Race

For years and in many different situations I have heard appeals to Justice Harlan’s one-person dissent in the Plessy vs. Ferguson decision of 1896, in which he articulated the idea that the Constitution, and therefore the law of the land is “color blind.” Continue reading

A Moral Rip-Off

Attacks on affirmative action citing its implementation as reverse racism, and claims that school desegregation orders have resulted in discrimination against whites have dominated much of our news in recent weeks. Continue reading

Executions and Personal Responsibility

I sat at a coffee table eating my evening meal, turned on the TV to see what was happening in the world outside my living room. What was happening, according to the newscaster was what he called the “Gulf War”, into which our nation had been so carefully manipulated. Continue reading