Tagged: Race

For the fun of it?

It goes almost without saying that if three white adolescents killed a young black man and cited “boredom” and “the fun of it” as justification, the outcry from the media, left-leaning pundits and the professional race industry would be deafening.

True hypocrite or just another hack playing the race card?

French author and Nobel laureate André Gid said; “The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception; the one who lies with sincerity.” That quote comes to mind in the wake of the just-completed NAACP convention at which organization president Benjamin Jealous successfully pushed a resolution calling upon the Tea Party to, in his words, “…repudiate racist acts and bigotry in their ranks or accept responsibility.” Just to be clear. There is...

How is her experience more rich than yours?

President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court said in a speech in 2001 the following: “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.” Hasn’t lived what life? Do you have to be female and Hispanic in 2009 in order to be authentic? Does that mean that male and black no longer...

Obama’s chance at lasting change.

As we speak this morning (Fri, Jan 16, 2008, 7:53 a.m.), in just 4,987 minutes we will have a new president. And not just any new president. As we have been reminded almost constantly since late in the evening of Nov. 4, we will have the first African-American president. It is a signal moment in American history. On Nov. 6, just after the election, I spoke in this space on one very significant aspect of...

He earned it.

The first presidential election of which I have any recollection was the 1960 Kennedy election. I was six going on seven years old. In those days I was living in Amarillo, Texas and my dad and I used to go watch minor league baseball. In Kennedy’s first year in office, the 1961 Amarillo Gold Sox were affiliated with the New York Yankees and played in Potter County Stadium. That 1961 team featured future Yankees pitcher...

Rev. Jeremiah Wright should re-listen to Rev. Martin Luther King.

Author’s note: This piece makes little sense absent the audio clips that are a part of it. To get the entire meaning of this post, either click on the “Listen here” links when they appear in the text, or listen to the spoken broadcast of this post on Newstalk 600 KTBB as it aired on Friday, Apr. 4, 2008. The link to that broadcast is immediately below. Click here to listen to the broadcast of...

Michelle Obama’s America vs. mine.

Listen to the broadcast of You Tell Me on Newstalk 600 KTBB, Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 Here’s a quote that has been bugging me. “For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country, because it feels like hope is making a comeback.” If you haven’t heard, the speaker was Michelle Obama to a campaign crowd in Wisconsin week before last. Well, Paul, give her a break. She didn’t really mean...

Obamacare is only a symptom.

Oh, look! Barack Obama is black.

Listen to the broadcast of You Tell Me on KTBB AM 600 Friday, Feb. 15, 2008. Barack Obama is well on his way to not only becoming the Democratic nominee for president, but, in my opinion, to becoming the President of the United States. Why I think he can beat John McCain is a topic for another session and believe me, we’ll get to that. But right now, let’s go ahead and deal with one...