Action Alert: Help mother jailed for trying to send her children to a better school (that grandfather payed taxes in)

Update: If I understand the latest news reports, I believe that this woman is presently out of jail. I think she served nine days now, and one day was forgiven for time served related to this case previously. That story (with apologies from and for the judge, which I am not clear are justified): here. […]

Newsday article: Wrong on diversity, wrong on standardized tests

KW writes: I was outraged by a recent Newsday article which put forth a possible theory for declining test scores. Link and excerpt from Newsday article first, my comments below: (excerpt from) Newsday Dip in statewide SAT scores blamed on student diversity by John Hildebrand /September 13, 2010 A report was released showing New York […]

Tough situation: John White verdict

John White is a black homeowner from Long Island who was dealing with a mob of white teens allegedly spewing racial epithets outside his home. An appeals court upheld his manslaughter conviction in the death of one of the teens.

Huffington Post helps create race-issue smokescreen

KW: This is a slightly modified version of a letter I sent to the Huffington Post.  You can see the Huffington Post article, “Sen. Kevin Parker’s Rant On Race Video”, with their ridiculous and off-topic poll: here. Re: Your article and poll about Kevin Parker Dear Huffington Post, I am surprised and upset that you […]

State Senator Kevin Parker calls out white privilege: Caught on video

In a scene from a committee meeting of the New York State Senate, racial issues create controversy. It all starts when a white State Senator compares his experience of being the first in his family to go to college to the black struggle in America. The characters in this scenario: Committee Chair Carl Krueger (white); State Senator DeFrancisco (white); appointee Mark O’Luck (African American); State Senator Kevin Parker (African American).

Top Five Reasons that Ted Rall (and other white people) should not question the Jena 6 Students

Sometimes I am shocked by what progressive, political cartoonist Ted Rall puts out. Though, I almost always agree with his underlying position. But, Ted Rall truly disappointed me with his article on the Jena 6 Students. Half of what he wrote was right on about racism, subtle racism, and white privilege. But, in the end, […]