All Kinds of Crazy: The Ballad of Byron Thomas

Many Americans, including myself, sat transfixed on Friday watching the bond hearing of Dylann Roof, the accused shooter of last week’s massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. As family members of the victims stood up and said they forgave Roof, who appeared via video-conference from jail, they emphasized that…

Supreme Court and Uncle Thomas’ Wrong Way Decision Supports Inequality; Makes Racism Clock Fall Back

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Michigan’s Proposal 2 is Constitutional WASHINGTON – In a 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court overturned a lower court and ruled that Michigan’s Proposal 2 is constitutional. Proposal 2 is a 2006 ballot initiative that led to a state constitutional ban on race-conscious college admissions policies in Michigan. It specifically barred students…