The only thing ‘self-evident’ is we must get better at America-ing


I constantly hear, “This time feels different,” meaning this time of protest and civil unrest may actually lead to permanent policy changes and maybe even revised cultural perspectives. But on what basis are we so confident these changes will happen? We like to believe a dark pall will lift in January when, hopefully, Trump leaves Washington, D.C., but then what?

If you’re post racial and you know it, keep your mouth shut


Here's the thing about being post racial. If you have to announce to the world that you are no longer a racist, then you almost certainly still are. It brings to mind the essential catch in Joseph Heller's amazing novel about the insanity of military discipline in a time of war, Catch 22 (New York:… Continue reading If you’re post racial and you know it, keep your mouth shut