Monthly Archives: July 2010

EQUITY IN SENTENCING: IT’S ABOUT TIME!

Certainly, the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 is a step in the right direction!  The crackdown on crack cocaine that eventuated in the maltreatment and disparate sentencing of persons of color compared with users of powder cocaine was prima facie … Continue reading

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Afghanization

Some folks seem to be under the impression that the Taliban and al-Qaeda are synonymous.  That cannot be further from the truth!  The Taliban are Afghan natives, and the members of al-Qaeda are insurgents of various national or cultural stripes.  … Continue reading

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Vilsack, Jealous, Obama: Leaders?

When the Secretary of Agriculture, Thomas Vilsack, was Governor of Iowa, he supported making English the official language of the state.  He was not adept at addressing issues of race with sensitivity and sophistication, and this inadequacy has reared its … Continue reading

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Arrogant Delays

No vaunted or pompous discussion about fiscal responsibility can substitute for the necessity of the country’s attending to the emergent needs of its citizens. Continue reading

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CORRELATIONS: UNEMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL GRACES

Black youth between the ages of sixteen and nineteen have been experiencing massive unemployment to the tune of forty-five percent. What type of nation are we that permits pernicious poverty to permeate the core of tomorrow’s adults? Continue reading

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