The Appearance of Diversity

The Appearance of Diversity

There are two types of diversity, and only one of them is real… America has promoted increased racial diversity in business and academic environments since the 1980s. Despite this, there has been little change in the representation of African-Americans as CEOs and...
Calling off the Search for Peace in the Middle East

Calling off the Search for Peace in the Middle East

America may still want peace in the Middle East, but it no longer needs it. Since the 1970s the Middle East has been the linchpin of US foreign policy. The region was an essential source of oil and increasingly represented the primary source of international terrorism...
Return of the Socialist Bogeyman!

Return of the Socialist Bogeyman!

An American saga continues… Like all cultures throughout history, America has produced political narratives to solidify essential principles within our society. These values are the reason for our existence and the rationalization of our actions. The idea of the...
The Hard Truths of White Privilege

The Hard Truths of White Privilege

The myths and realities of America’s continuing struggle with race and class privilege Photo by The Daily Beast The white privilege debate is about each American’s slice of the pie and the color of the baker who cut the slices. The mistake is assuming that the baker...

Trump, Smollett, and the Decay of American Justice

I always thought I had a good grasp on the idea of justice. I knew for instance that it had different meanings from legal, moral, and social perspectives. I knew there were philosophies of justice (distributive, procedural, etc.) which combined with those perspectives...