Category Archives: political correctness (PC)

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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the punishment of Anthony Weiner

    Roger W. Smith email to Anthony Weiner September 27, 2017     Dear Mr. Weiner, I feel terribly sorry for you. YOU are a victim. Of malicious prosecutors and an inhuman judge. Who refuse to acknowledge your contrition … 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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now the graveyards?

      [T]he crowd approached; they were bawling and hissing round a dingy hearse and dingy mourning coach, in which mourning coach there was only one mourner, dressed in the dingy trappings that were considered essential to the dignity … Continue reading

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“After Racist Rage, Statues Fall”

    “For more than a year, members of the Baltimore City Council, like officials in many communities across the nation, had drifted indecisively about the fate of the city’s increasingly controversial Confederate monuments. Then, last weekend, white supremacists in Charlottesville, … Continue reading

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a pregnant thought

      conveyed to me by a long time friend in a phone conversation this morning he was quoting a statement made by a philosophy professor in a college class he was enrolled in many years ago the statement, … Continue reading

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Racism Rears Its Ugly Head

      The 2017 Biennial exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan features a painting by the American artist Dana Schutz based upon photographs of the mutilated body of Emmett Till, the black teenager who was … Continue reading

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