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The Restoration of African Americans’ Stolen Property

Every so often, the call for African-American reparations re-emerges in full force. The Atlantic author Ta-Nehisi Coates is perhaps the most prominent pundit to issue the call in recent years, pointing to America’s shameful history of slavery and segregation as

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Posted in Criminal Justice

Violence at Spring Valley High School

I invite people to listen to the attached recording in which I share several of my thoughts regarding the recent attack at Spring Valley High School. Spring Valley High School

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Posted in Criminal Justice, Education, Juvenile Justice, Peace

The Dinesh D’Souza I Knew Was No Tutor

After receiving a five-year probationary sentence in federal court for using straw donors to circumvent campaign finance limits in a US Senate race, conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D’Souza sat down with Megyn Kelly on Fox News to share his

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Posted in The Media

Holocaust Education: When Acting as Individuals Isn’t Enough

When teaching children about racism and genocide, educators often focus on individual biases as the source of systematic racism and anti-Semitism.  For example, at my synagogue, teachers often ask their students to put themselves in the shoes of Christian German civilians during the

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Posted in Humanism

My Slam at the Progressive Neighbors’ Annapolis Send-Off

I shared my newest poem with the Progressive Neighbors last night.  Enjoy!

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Posted in Humanism

The Creation of ‘Black Crime’

The laziest pundits in this country would have us believe that there are two types of crime: crime and black crime. Odious media outlets’ coverage of the recent “knockout” phenomenon is evidence of this faulty distinction’s widespread promulgation. Reporters have started covering

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Posted in Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, The Media