No place for minorities on the Roberts Court


A majority of the Supreme Court of the United States thinks we are a post racial country, while at the same time, a traditionally prayerful one. In two decisions over the last three weeks, we have been told that religion and public prayer can be mutually exclusive, even as that prayer affirms a specific religious… Continue reading No place for minorities on the Roberts Court

SCOTUS arguments show ‘there is still work to do’ on voting rights


There are few words that cut through the perennial story of American pride in its exceptionality, like "racism." That one, ugly social system, propped up over our sordid history by institutional and ideological bulwarks of denial and ignorance, like Jim Crow, is part of the DNA of our country, away from which we are continually… Continue reading SCOTUS arguments show ‘there is still work to do’ on voting rights

For you and me – the fight to GIVE our country back


It's our country, and it's their country. It's my country and it's your country. It's a Christian country and a Jewish country and a Muslim country and a Hindu country and a Buddhist country and an atheist country. It's a country where Africans, Asians, Europeans, Latin Americans, Arabs and Persians are as American as the… Continue reading For you and me – the fight to GIVE our country back