This Is Just My Opinion...
- New Haven, Connecticut, USA
- August 18
- Work in progress.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Ferguson: Was it ever thus?
November 25, 2014 08:17AM
- On the Results of the Mid-Term
November 05, 2014 04:09PM
- White Folks of the Bible
April 22, 2014 06:01AM
- Racial and Racist Code Words,
Symbols, Stereotypes, & Myths
February 25, 2014 09:07AM
- Reform It or Lose It!
October 15, 2013 09:35AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “@M4; Video and photos of
Wilson in the police
November 25, 2014 07:29PM
- “@Rw; Speak of
prosecutorial misconduct re
November 25, 2014 06:33PM
- “@FM; The police have
become a paramilitary buffer
haves and the
November 25, 2014 04:02PM
- “Thanks all, for your
comments and support”
November 25, 2014 03:13PM
Ron Powell's Links
- MY LINKS
One hundred and fifty-seven years ago, the Supreme Court rendered it's decision in Dred Scott v. Sanford The decision in the case has long since been overturned by a variety of subsequent rulings, Constitutional Amendments and remedial legislation at the federal and state levels....… Read full post »
"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."----Martin Luther King, Jr.… Read full post »
As I read Lezlie's "Historical not Hysterical post, I couldn't help but wonder, again, why Hollywood continues to blow opportunity after opportunity to be honest and truthful re the visual representations of (heroic?) Biblical figures....
In her post she wrote: "Yesterday I watched yet another… Read full post »
Revised and reposted from the "Open Dialogue On Race" series posted here in 2009.......
Code words, symbols, stereotypes, & myths are the means by which institutions and individuals transmit, maintain and reinforce racial prejudice and racial discrimination between groups and… Read full post »
The following post is a comment inspired by Lezlie's recent post, U.S. Politics: Theater of the Absurd:
I believe that in light of the current rating that congress has been given by "we, the people", some reforms would seem to be in order:
1.) Term limits: 2 terms for senators and 4… Read full post »
Well, they've gone and done it... The Republican nut jobs have shown that they're willing to destroy the country before they'll let a black man appear to be effective or successful as President of the United States...
This entire debacle is a manifestation of race based politics at the highest possib… Read full post »
The Peace of Westphalia, which ended the Thirty Years War in 1648, is important in modern international relations theory, and is often defined as the beginning of the international system and the discipline by which International Relations theorists have identified several … Read full post »
The notion or concept of the "silent majority" was devised in order to provide the average white person a way to identify with the vast majority of white people who weren't actively and openly engaged in the protests and civil disobedience that occurred during the Civil Rights Movement...The idea bei… Read full post »
I'm certain that anyone who knew her will miss her...As I do...
I am asking that those of you, who are inclined to do so, say a little prayer for Sirenita Lake....
And those of you who are not so disposed, please stop what you're doing for a moment, pause and reflect on what you can do and say here that… Read full post »
"...He had exquisite foresight as to how music would evolve in the future. He was an astounding piano improvisateur, which moved Mozart to prophesy, “He will give the world something worth listening to.” The last movement of the “Waldstei… Read full post »
Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1857), was a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court held that African Americans, whether slave or free, could not be American citizens and therefore had no standing to sue in federal court....
Writing for the (7-2) majority, C… Read full post »
Rather than exercise a modicum of independent thought and expression, Thomas chooses to be the shadow and
The current Paula Deen racism debacle/scandal gives rise to a question or two:
Should racists be publicly excoriated and ostracized for their racist behavior and beliefs?
Is termination of employment and banishment from public life enough to discourage and bring an expeditious end to racism?
I'm sure… Read full post »
This is a bushmaster .223
It isn't just a gun, it's an assault rifle....
To put it another way, it's a weapon of mass destruction....
It's the weapon that was used to slaughter children in their school in Newtown, CT.
As many as 90% of the voting population believe that… Read full post »
House Negro (also House Nigger) is a pejorative term for a black person, used to compare someone to a house slave of a slave owner from the historic period of legal slavery in the US. The term comes from a 1963 speech, "Message to the Grass Roots", given by African American… Read full post »
On Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey,
This, (Sister Jean's Soup Kitchen), is directly across the street
One is open for one hour five days a week, the other is open twenty four/seven....
Care to guess which? Read full post »
My mother would tell folks at family gatherings, or house guests of one sort or another that, when I was in the toddler stages of life, all she need do, while shopping for groceries, was put me in front of the book rack, where I would sit quietly 'playing' with the… Read full post »
February is Black History Month.
Black History Month had its beginnings in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be "Negro History Week". This… Read full post »
I took lessons between the ages of five and thirteen.
However, I didn't really begin to learn until I began to learn to listen.....to everybody and everything.
&n… Read full post »
Atlantic City Weekly
Pianist Ron Powell Plays at
Capriccio Sunday Brunch
By Jeff Schwachter, Aug. 5, 2011
Ron Powell at Capriccio: Photo by Craig Billow