Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton – Alittle Advice for Second Debate.
(Akiit.com) Donald Trump scored a gentleman’s “C” in his first debate with Hillary Clinton. She was programmed, like one of those androids from the film “Westworld,” spewing out well-rehearsed sound bites, smiling (sometimes condescendingly), and even tossing in a few wiggles. It was all designed to make her look warm and wonderful.
As the saying goes, if you can fake... [Read more of this review]
America – A Tale of Two Cities.
(Akiit.com) I find it rather interesting, no hypocritical, that when it comes to what can only be described as a domestic Islamic terrorist/jihadist attack we are admonished to not rush to judgement or be impetuous. We are directed to never make any general statements and comparisons of Islam to terrorist activity, or be castigated as an Islamophobe. We are chastised as inciting Islamic jihadist recruitment... [Read more of this review]
North Carolina Transgender Law & Sports.
(Akiit.com) North Carolina’s legislative body passed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, which mandates a statewide policy banning individuals from using public bathrooms that do not correspond to their biological sex, as opposed to their opinion of their sex. That means people must use bathrooms and other public facilities where occupants can be in various stages of undress according... [Read more of this review]
NFL QB Cam Newton and Being Colorblind Amidst Racism.
(Akiit.com) A post racial society is a grand aspiration for Mr. Cam Newton to have, but the present-day reality is one where racism runs amuck.
Underneath our skin, we’re all the same color, said Mr. Cam Newton, the 28 year-old Black quarterback for the Carolina Panthers when weighing in on the controversy surrounding Mr. Colin Kaepernick, the bi-racial quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers who’s... [Read more of this review]
Shop ’til you drop mentality.
(Akiit.com) “Shop ’til you drop,” might be a clever slogan for advertisers, but it’s also a literal description of what happens when you shop in an attempt to feel happier. A study released this month reveals something that any emotional spender can already tell you: Feeling down can make you go shopping … then shopping ends up leaving you sad again. It’s a vicious... [Read more of this review]
College Politics: Are Separate Dorms a Good or Bad Thing for Black Students?
(Akiit.com) The announcement that California State University, Los Angeles agreed to the demands of black student groups at the school to establish separate dorm housing for blacks ignited the predictable furor. The critics say it’s wrong, dangerous, and sends the horrible message that segregation is OK and, even more appalling, paid for at a California public university on the taxpayer dime. After... [Read more of this review]
Black Republican Surrogates Like Reverend Mark Burns Need a Permanent Timeout.
(Akiit.com) I am really getting fed up with the constant drumbeat of criticism of Donald Trump’s campaign, especially the criticism coming from Black Republicans. They seem to be willing to give President Obama, Hillary Clinton and our party’s leadership a pass, but when it comes to Trump, all of a sudden, they seem to have found an untapped reservoir of righteous indignation.
Yes, Donald Trump... [Read more of this review]
2016, Airbnb Is Making Real Progress for Travelers of Color.
(Akiit.com) When I was asked by Airbnb to lead their effort to fight discrimination and bias, I was skeptical. After spending decades fighting for the protection and advancement civil rights and civil liberties, I’ve seen many companies merely pay lip service to addressing these issues.
I also wondered how one single company could have a real impact on racial discrimination. The sad truth is that... [Read more of this review]
How “White Guilt” Ultimately Gave us Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
(Akiit.com) Now that we know “anti-establishment” Republicans aren’t necessarily pro-Constitutionalists, the question many are still asking is “how did we get here?” The answer can be summed up in two words: “white guilt.”
So what is “white guilt?” It’s a false sense of shame imposed upon white Americans by left-wing radicals like president Barack Obama and the late Saul Alinsky... [Read more of this review]
This Is Why We Have to Invest in Effective Teachers.
(Akiit.com) While millions of children (and teachers) welcome the call to go back to school in August and early September, all is not well in classrooms and school districts around the country. Even though every school district is not facing challenges, many urban school districts – where the majority of African American and Hispanic students are enrolled – face challenges that may either disrupt... [Read more of this review]
Waking Up From Ol Minimum Wage Fairy Tales.
(ThyBlackMan.com) The minimum wage persists as a fixture in public policy discussions because the idea remains popular with the general public.
In a survey done by Pew Research in 2014, 73 percent favored increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10.
Bernie Sanders became a surprisingly popular presidential candidate, promising a federal minimum wage of $15. And now several left-wing organizations... [Read more of this review]
2016, If We Hadn’t Surrendered the Reins of Government.
(Akiit.com) I suppose that in a perfect world, Americans would not be consigned to a choice between P.T. Barnum and the villain Ursula from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” when they went to the ballots this November. Then again, in a perfect world, Americans would have retained the reins of government rather than abdicating their civic responsibilities and allowing the nation to descend into oligarchical... [Read more of this review]
The Antonin Scalia Dividend.
(Akiit.com) “I don’t think there is anything to be gained by any Senator to vote against continuation of this act. And I am fairly confident it will be reenacted in perpetuity unless — unless a court can say it does not comport with the Constitution. “This was the late SCOTUS judge Antonin Scalia’s sharply and very pointed rejoinder during oral arguments before the high court back in February,... [Read more of this review]
Please Don’t Make a Federal Case Out of It.
(Akiit.com) The Democrats are now playing the Russia card. As Donald Trump rises in the polls against an increasingly unpopular Hillary Clinton, Democrats are raising the specter of the nefarious Vladimir Putin. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s famous reset of relations was a bust, but we are supposed to trust her to handle Putin in the future. More important, the Democrats are sowing grounds... [Read more of this review]
Statistics don’t always tell the whole story.
(Akiit.com) Mark Twain famously said that there were three kinds of lies — “lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Since this is an election year, we can expect to hear plenty of all three kinds.
Even if the statistics themselves are absolutely accurate, the words that describe what they are measuring can be grossly misleading.
Household income statistics are an obvious example. When... [Read more of this review]
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