racism

Dis United States of Dystopia

By Barbara Levine In dis United States, lies trump truth. Fear trumps reason. Laws are optional–applied in draconian measures on some and not at all on others. Money talks, everyone else walks. Self trumps community. Those who balk at masks… Read More ›

State Treatment of Black–and Other–Children

Editors’ Note: This is Chapter 1 of a six-chapter expose by ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit “newsroom” that produces investigative journalism “with moral force.” The treatment of children in Tennessee reported in this article–of whatever race–by state officials is almost unimaginable…. Read More ›

The Wall of Silence

By Barbara Baum Levine With respect and gratitude to Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, whose lyrical poetry and music continues to enlighten our perspectives. Hello, black folks, my dear friends, I’ve come to shoot you down again So racism keeps… Read More ›

Zero Tolerance in Virginia Equals No Winners

Editors’ Note: This article reflects changing circumstances and some changed thinking from the lead article published in last week’s VoxFairfax. As of this writing (February 10), the almost unbelievable brouhaha in Virginia state government has cascaded discussions of racism, #MeToo,… Read More ›