racism

The quest for Black’s civil rights was not like the quest for same sex marriages

Summary:  A follow-up to Another American judge weakens the Republic’s foundation, responding to comments that display serious amnesia about our history. I’ve received dozens of comments saying that Judge Walker’s decision overturning California’s Proposition 8 (the opinion) was equivalent to one of the decisions overturning segregation, from Brown v. Board of Education (1954) through Loving v. Virginia (1967, …

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An opportunity to look in the mirror, to more clearly see America

Two of the most valuable magazines I read are the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books.  They give me a breath of view that I’d never have otherwise, with analysis of books I’d love to read but never will find the time to do so. Here’s an example, important information …

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R.I.P., G.O.P. – a well-deserved end

Summary:  This post describes one long-standing weakness which has helped bring the party crashing down (this is a forecast, assuming that the next few elections further diminish its role on the national, state, and local levels). Note:  The title is an exaggeration, a long tradition on the FM site.  The GOP’s time as the dominant party are …

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