… is an attribute of blackness.
That is to say, in any given setting, if perhaps 20% of white people would display willful defiance, perhaps 30% of blacks would. The actual differences in proportion are probably much greater.
We will examine first the evidence that this is so, and then consider the ramifications for black prosperity.
I do intend the evidence to be exhausting.
Continue reading Willful defiance
I don’t like Elder Conrad.
At the shelter, they compel us to attend chapel every night. A different group presents each night, following a monthly rotation. Elder Conrad and his group come the second Sunday of each month. In nigh on four years, he’s never said a single thing I felt merited attention.
There is one exception.
Continue reading “Son”
Garner was middle-aged, as we are. He had not just robbed a cigar store, rough-handling the clerk; he was selling “loose ones,” as we all do. We all buy and sell them all the time. There’s some risk to it, as in Baltimore this activity in public can get you a $150 ticket (and you must appear for trial).
Death, however, isn’t normally in the scenario.
Continue reading My white friends are upset about Eric Garner
Elephants are so much like people.
Well, I don’t expect much from state legislators.
… about homelessness, addiction and crime.
It’s a very long article.
I read the whole thing, and it was worth it for me, given that this individual sounds like any of so many of my homeless neighbors. Like half of all drug addicts, the woman is a psychopath; and it sounds like her daughter may be one as well; there is a genetic link. Continue reading A good article from “The Atlantic” …
One of the few situations in current American life
where race makes all the difference.