The Color of Character

Archive for March 2017

Self Esteem The Easy Way

Self Esteem on a Platter In The Color of Character, I write about the difficulties of integrating a junior high school in 1970. One of the observations of the story’s protagonist was that his black classmates were being handed a random collection of reasons as to why they “should have self esteem.” As if you…

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Delicate Dance: Race and Police

Desperate Times – Restrained Measures On March 1st, Bill Daley, the former White House Chief of Staff for President Obama, and brother/son to Chicago’s Mayors Daley, wrote an editorial that appeared in the Chicago Tribune. He titled it: Enough! Chicago cannot keep tolerating gun violence. Mr. Daley came up with several suggestions, most of which…

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