Star Buck$, an Expression, a Piñata and Police

Today it’s Starbucks’ turn for caustic opprobrium. It’s their turn to be piñata of the day, because there were more decent customers than others, in the coffeehouse, and a woman was adroit enough to use the most feared weapon in America -a cellphone. I’m not worried about the two Black men victimized. They are smart […]

The Big White Ghetto: America’s Useful Secret

Today, while preparing some notes on another subject, it occurred to me that the state of Kentucky, U.S ranks near the bottom of human well-being scales on every measure: adult literacy, higher education, household income and others. Thirty-two percent of the families live below the federal poverty level thus qualifying for federal assistance.  Welfare. http://theweek.com/articles/452321/appalachia-big-white-ghetto How could this be, […]

Power is Never up for Negotiation

  It was Sojourner Truth (1787-1883) who, her patience worn thin, famously said “If women want any rights more than they’s got, why don’t they just take them and not be talking about it”. This is usually the place where the debaters, soi disant theorists  and the attention starved, step in to impress us with demands […]