Yet another police murder: Thurman Blevins should not die in vain

Here we go again, or so it seems. Another human being, 31 year old Thurman Blevins has lost his life at the hands of the police, in this instance the Minneapolis police.  In the last two weeks, Seventeen year old Antwon Rose, was shot in the back and killed while running from Pittsburgh police and…

Moral CIA, Moral USA and moral revival?

The terms “morals” and “morality” have been tossed about quite frequently in US news stories about the appointment of the CIA’s new chief and well- meaning Reverend William Barber is seeking to lead a moral revival of the US, but morality has little to do with  US actions, whether simply spying or governing its people…

Roseanne Barr ape slur far from harmless, it has a profoundly racist history

The racist Roseanne Barr tweet implying that Valerie Jarrett is an ape revisits the hard to die trope of Africans as apes. But underneath the slur is something profoundly diabolical, it not only suggests that Blacks are inherently inferior to Whites, but also implies that since they are animals, unlike regular human beings,they have no…