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Remember America is the Land of the Free (Minded)

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“What the hell kind of country is this if I could only hate a man if he was white?”

Hank Hill

It’s a funny line that cracks me up still even today, months after I first heard it on King of the Hill.  But more than just making me split my sides, it’s a rather profound statement, especially when you realize it’s coming from a cartoon character.  It’s thoughtful because it relays, in comedic fashion, what freedom in America means, from the standpoint of both the good and the not so good.  Continue reading

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Donald Sterling’s Amateur Apologia

New battle lines have been drawn in the war between Donald Sterling and the LA Clippers; the saga that I’ve dubbed “Love on the Parquet Floor”.  I call it that because after reading a full transcript of the interview and hearing Magic take the high road I can’t help but wonder if there’s more there than meets the eye when it comes to the relationship that exists between him, Sterling and V. Stiviano. Continue reading

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Race debate in America must start from a fair-minded foundation

There’s not a lot in the news anymore about Donald Sterling; everyone being seemingly pleased with themselves and the outcome of the drama as it stands right now. That’s a good thing because now, as tempers are no longer on that slow boil, things can be reconsidered, if for no other reason than to affirm clearly that the decision made was the correct one.  Besides that, there’s supposed to be a big discussion going on now about race in America, at least that’s what I thought we were driving towards.  With that in mind, I’ve been thinking about some things. Continue reading

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The Return of the Black-Skinned Storm Troopers

“We had to be seen because we couldn’t be heard.”

Tommie Smith

I always get Marv Albert and Brent Musburger mixed up. It’s the voice, you see, they sound somewhat similar.  Listening to the color commentary as Washington and Chicago played tonight, I was again reminded of Musburger but this time it was alongside commentary concerning today’s banishment for life handed down by Commissioner Silver against LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling.  And the two combined-the exile and the memories of Brent-have their own significance.   Continue reading

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More Hurt than Hate

 

The human condition is a unique one, evident mainly in our duality of nature.  Having the capacity for both good and evil, we celebrate a strident individuality while at the same time exalting our conformity with societal ideals and notions.  We like to run with the pack but want to reserve the option of disengaging and embarking on our own agenda, with its own inherent thoughts, as we see fit.  It’s because of this dichotomy that one should never quickly judge his fellowman.  And if judgment is to be rendered then actions should take precedence over words as the main criteria for such verdicts.

Take LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling as an example. Continue reading

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