The Bigotry of Low Expectations (and the Failure of the Systemic Racism Narrative)

This week I consider damning testimony provided me from a teacher friend at a local public school. I do not have extensive experience with public schools myself, but my wife and I researched as our kids reached school age and progressed through high school. We have been very selective because we believe our public educationContinue reading “The Bigotry of Low Expectations (and the Failure of the Systemic Racism Narrative)”

Rittenhouse Verdict: What it Means for Justice and Race in America

There are many sides to any story. In the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, we can look at the prosecution’s case, the defense’s case, the case of the lying media, and a few others. My initial take back in 2020, when the shooting incident became a story, was that it was a clear case of self-defense. IContinue reading “Rittenhouse Verdict: What it Means for Justice and Race in America”

Discussion: Systemic Racism and Education

This is a continued discussion in a multi-part series on systemic racism. My liberal friend contends it is alive and well in America, while I say it ended fifty years ago. We defined terms in our first discussion. I want to continue on this notion of “unconscious bias” which I believe is a made upContinue reading “Discussion: Systemic Racism and Education”

Discussion: Systemic Racism, Unconscious Bias, and Affirmative Action

A liberal friend of mine and I have engaged in off-an-on discussions of systemic racism in American institutions. I say it was eliminated in the 1960’s. He says it is a still a problem. Below, is the start of a formal discussion of this through this forum. He presents his case and then there isContinue reading “Discussion: Systemic Racism, Unconscious Bias, and Affirmative Action”

Who are the Real Racists?

A few weeks ago I addressed the question: is the orange man (Trump) the racist his opponents have continually claimed he is? https://seek-the-truth.com/2021/04/07/who-is-a-racist/. I start today from the premise that he is not. I don’t claim Trump never said a suspect thing (he has said many), and I don’t claim he has never said thingsContinue reading “Who are the Real Racists?”

Chauvin Verdict: What Next?

I said last summer and I say again that nobody condoned the actions of Officer Chauvin which led to the death of George Floyd. After this incident, there was actually a consensus as we’ve rarely had for any issue in America. It could have been a unifying moment for the country, but instead we gotContinue reading “Chauvin Verdict: What Next?”

Who are we vaccinating?

There is a lot of talk about systemic racism today.  I asked one of my liberal friends if this Virginia policy is an example of systemic racism.  Black, Latino Seniors in Virginia Get COVID-19 Vaccine Priority as White 85-Year-Olds Wait | Judicial Watch In the next few weeks, the state will give preference to blackContinue reading “Who are we vaccinating?”