Archive for August, 1999

The Kids are All White: Riots, Pathology and the Real Meaning of Color-Blindness

Published as a ZNet Commentary, August 26, 1999 O.K., so let me get this straight: If people of color respond to an unjust verdict in a police brutality trial, not to mention years of racial and economic oppression, by taking to the streets, burning stuff, looting stores and engaging in assorted violence, it’s called a [...]

Of Hate Crimes Big and Small

Published as a ZNet Commentary, August 12, 1999 There is no question so irrelevant as the one to which most all can respond in like fashion. Thus, to ask folks their views on child molestation, or whether they’d like better schools would be absurd: like asking if they’d rather be happy than sad. So too, [...]