Tag: George Floyd death

Police Brutality: It’s About More Than Defunding

Police Brutality: It’s About More Than Defunding

Every democratic society takes pride in having open discussion and debate, even when their governments prefer to keep certain subjects off the table if not out of sight. Freedom of thought and expression stands as a fundamental precondition to keep people involved in the business of government. In...

America Faces Its Past With Eyes Wide Open

America Faces Its Past With Eyes Wide Open

There seemed to be a lot more bright stars in the sky in recent weeks, even over Washington, DC. Then suddenly, as national “leaders” slept wrapped in a bubble of delusion while disease was taking its ghastly toll, a black man in Minneapolis, Minnesota, pleaded for another breath to the...

The Tyranny of Algorithmic Order in Times of Revolutionary Change

The Tyranny of Algorithmic Order in Times of Revolutionary Change

Who needs reporters to cover the drama that takes place in the streets of the United States? People with cameras on their cellphones have conveniently replaced traditional news teams. The news media merely selects the videos shot by ordinary people that it will broadcast. The star journalists and...

What Is Different About George Floyd’s Death?

What Is Different About George Floyd’s Death?

“If you had to choose a time to be, in the words of Lorraine Hansberry, young, gifted, and black in America, you would choose right now,” Barack Obama told a graduating class at Howard University in Washington DC four years ago, drawing attention to Hansberry’s 1996 collection of plays,...

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