Some thoughts on the racist bigotry being waged against Muslim Americans by Donald Trump as well as Ted Cruz and the religious right. The discussions of closing borders to all Islamic citizens of the world and creating databases is dangerous, and reminiscent of Nazi policies of dehumanization and eventual genocide. We cannot allow this rhetoric to become part of our national fiber.

The Washington Redskins need to rebrand. The mounting pressure makes it clear, from mainstream media to federal lawsuit, people want Dan Snyder to change the name of his team, often viewed as a racial slur against Native Americans. To me, the issue has come to a fore. I can not buy any gear, purchase any tickets, or support this team […]

Last week I received two off-color remarks about Jews. It didn’t surprise me, I’ve experienced periodic antisemitism throughout my life in the United States. Perhaps last week’s remarks were spawned by my beard, a salty rabbinical looking thing that I usually shave. Maybe they had nothing to do with me at all. It really doesn’t matter what spawned them, they […]

Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. day as an official U.S. federal holiday. It is during this holiday that MLK’s famous “I Had a Dream” speech plays on TV stations, radios and is discussed on the Internet. Perhaps the greatest aspect of the dream was hope for a meritocracy where his children, “not be judged by […]