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Are We Literate Yet?

Originally published in 1994 in The Times of Trenton as “African Americans in the year 2000: then is now.” At that time we were all looking ahead to the new millennium with some trepidation. now that we have surpassed 2020, has anything changed? It broke my heart a few weeks ago to get a letterContinue reading “Are We Literate Yet?”

Enough

Of all the words that might unite us across the political spectrum, the one I have heard most often over the past few days is “Enough!” Enough dividing and conquering Enough violence Enough cruelty Enough isolation due to COVID-19 Enough meddling from foreign powers Enough lying Enough fear Enough loss Enough immobility Enough being takenContinue reading “Enough”

The Great American Fears

Being SecondBeing DefiledBeing SeenBeing VulnerableBeing JudgedBeing PunishedBeing MortalBeing ImmortalBeing Annihilated Here they are, right up front. The fears of: Being Second Being Defiled Being Seen Being Vulnerable Being Judged Being Punished Being Mortal Being Immortal Being Annihilated The Roots of The Great American Fears My earliest notes on the subject of what I call “TheContinue reading “The Great American Fears”

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