Post-Racial America Still Just a Dream

As this is a milestone blog for me, I was hoping to write about any number of things.  I thought maybe since NFL training camps are underway another blog about the chances of my beloved Raiders was in order. Or … Continued


Ninety-Seven Years of Progress – Happy Birthday Grandma

Going home is always wonderful.  But going home for special occasions is great.  Today, July 13th, is my grandmother’s 97th birthday. She will not make it into any history books, but she is the history of our nation.  While her … Continued


Arizona Laws Dismantle a Century of American Progress

Not since Back to the Future III has history been rolled back as much as we have seen done by the Arizona State Legislature this year. In just one legislative session the Arizona has brought back into fashion second class … Continued


The History of Juneteenth and Mexico

Saturday, June 19, is the 145th anniversary of Juneteenth. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 that Major General Gordon Granger read General Order #3 in Galveston, Texas, which informed former slaves that President Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation. The … Continued


Legislative Creep(iness)

Arizona’s SB 1070 is not the first anti-immigrant legislation to be passed.  It does however continue the legislative creep that we’ve seen over the last few years.  This is also not the first time that legislative creep has restricted or … Continued


Tanton Network’s New Front Group Exploits Veterans

The anti-immigrant movement in America is much like the legend of Medusa – for every snakehead that is cut off another grows in its place. In 2007, a group calling itself Vietnamese for Fair Immigration (now defunct) was exposed as … Continued


Arizona Law is Threat to Justice Everywhere

“Any law that uplifts the human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King wrote in a letter from a Birmingham jail. In his Huffington Post article, Clarence B. Jones did not just … Continued


Blackface and the Far Right

Why is putting on blackface such the rage on the far right? The mighty pale Tea Party movement is not the first to try this tactic. The nearly all white anti-immigrant movement has been trying on blackface over the last … Continued