Tag: narrative

Trayvon Martin – Eugene Robinson’s take

One of my life-long friends is very confused as to why I’m talking about Trayvon Martin. I would argue that Trayvon reflects something about Black America and how it relates to America itself. From Eugene Robinson (one of the consistently brightest minds): Justice failed Trayvon Martin the night he was killed. We should be appalled and outraged, but perhaps not surprised, that it failed him again Saturday night, with a verdict setting his killer free. Our society considers young black men to be dangerous, interchangeable, expendable, guilty until proven innocent. This is the conversation about race that we desperately need to

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Minute Physics: In the rain is it better to walk or run?

I love this guy. He does Minute Physics. The combination of thoughtfully presented narrative and his drawing animation means that he can present complex ideas on You Tube in just a couple of minutes. So, if you are in the rain, is it better to walk or to run if you don’t want to get wet? I had to watch this a couple of times. The answer is cool.

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Critical Race Theory and Derrick Bell

Over the last several days, I have tried to present what I believe is overwhelming evidence of systematic racism or suppression of minorities and the United States. We have looked at a broad number of categories in which minorities fall short of their white counterparts. If you’re going to assume that at birth everyone has approximately the same intelligence and mental capabilities, why is it that blacks and other minorities continue to underachieve? Could it possibly be that somehow the system is rigged? Could it possibly be that somehow there’s a conscious or subconscious effort to promote one race or class

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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A Letter to America

The Thirteeneth Juror

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