Thoughts on the Anniversary of 9/11

On this day, 19 years ago, thousands of Americans lost their lives in an act of unimaginable violence. Today, we honor the loss of these Americans and remember the family and friends who still mourn their deaths. After almost two decades, many of our elected representatives are still scared of anyone who looks different, and they encourage [...]

Trump and Arrington’s Inconsistencies Expose Their Racism

In 2019, The New York Times Magazine published an article about the first Slave Ship to arrive in North America in 1619.  On the 400th year anniversary of this event the article talked about the contribution that slave labor, and underpaid black labor,  made to this country.  The article has been used in schools to start discussions about  the [...]

Confederate monuments are meant to intimidate and divide

On July 3rd, I heard a speech delivered by the President of the United States and have never been so embarrassed to be a citizen of this great country. Trump’s total denial of  our country's treatment of our Black citizens, his glorification of Confederate monuments, and his absurd claims that the removal of those monuments is rewriting [...]

Lack of transparency leads to dishonesty – Letter to the Editor from April 25th

Since their campaigns began, Jodey Arrington and Donald Trump have pushed for deregulation in the federal government. Recently, the Trump administration has shown what "deregulation" really means: a lack of transparency and oversight. On April 2nd, Navy Captain Brett Crozier was relieved of duty after requesting aid for crew members exposed to the coronavirus. On April 3rd, [...]