Category Archives: personal views of Roger W. Smith

the absurdity of racial categorizations (a glaring example)

    In a previous blog post   “this isn’t racism?” https://rogersgleanings.com/2017/09/03/this-isnt-racism/   I wrote: … what is white, anyway, and what is black? When it comes to racial categories, that is. Whites are not really white and blacks are … Continue reading

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code words

              Advertisement Sunday Review section The New York Times November 26, 2017 pg. 6     Friends Academy Locust Valley, Long Island, NY Quaker, Co-Educational, Independent Day School For ages 3 through twelfth grade. … Continue reading

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Sic semper tyrannis

    Have you noticed? On cable news stations now, it’s all Trump, all the time. Trump and his administration should be covered closely and his actions, statements, and claims scrutinized. But, in my humble opinion, it’s way too much. … Continue reading

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heritage, and intimacy

    “A lot of people seem to think I started this business,” [Elvis] Presley told Jet magazine in 1957. “But rock ’n’ roll was here a long time before I came along. Nobody can sing that music like colored … Continue reading

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Nuts?

      I could not help but think of my recent post “After Racist Rage, Statues Fall”   https://rogersgleanings.com/2017/09/06/after-racist-rage-statues-fall/   when I read an op-ed piece by Gail Collins in today’s New York Times: “Dogs, Saints and Columbus Day” The … Continue reading

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is Trump mentally ill?

    re: “Is Trump mentally ill? Or is America? Psychiatrists weigh in” Review of “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump” by Bandy X. Lee (ed.), “Twilight of American Sanity” by Allen Frances, and “Fantasyland” by Kurt Andersen By Carlos … Continue reading

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lament for The Common Man

        “We are living in a volatile political environment. You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you … Continue reading

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