by | Jul 16, 2019

Beto O’Rourke divulges that a “paternal great-great-great-grandfather of mine” owned slaves and that a “maternal great-great-grandfather” likely owned slaves, as well (he adds that his wife’s line includes a slave owner and a man who fought for the Confederate army)….

by | Jul 5, 2019

Last week, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced that the league may begin requiring its teams to use a term other than “owner” to describe the majority shareholder due to what some consider racial insensitivity. The possibility has elicited a number…

by | Aug 30, 2017

I wonder how my old pal Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan would view racial relations today were he around. In 1970 he wrote a memo to his boss, President Richard Nixon, counseling a period of “benign neglect” for the discussion of racial issues. Of course the memo was leaked and poor Pat was inundated in obloquy. Aficionados on race relations such as the Rev. Jesse Jackson stepped forward to urge just the opposite approach, and across America for all these years we have been maintaining a “dialogue,” as it is called, on race — a dialogue that sounds suspiciously like a monologue.

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