Archive for February, 2003

States are People Too?: Some Thoughts on Self-Determination and Israel’s “Right” to Exist

Published on DissidentVoice.org, February 14, 2003 For approximately a century, the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution has been applied to corporations. In other words, companies are — in the eyes of the law — just like people, granted rights of “citizenship” by the Supreme Court. That this arrangement has [...]

Sex, Lies and Stereotypes: Examining White Lies About Black Americans

Published as a ZNet Commentary, www.zmag.org, February 12, 2003 You wanna know what the real problem with black people is?” So read the opening line of the first e-mail message of my day. Not a good start. Whenever these words or their functional equivalent greet you before you’ve had the chance to rub the sleep [...]