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Why Black Students Aren’t Prepared, part 2

Published on April 24, 2016 By sirrahc

“I have no desire to get rid of safety nets for people who need them. I have a strong desire to get rid of programs that create dependency in able-bodied people.”  — Dr. Ben Carson Continuing excerpts from Jason L. Riley’s enlightening and insightful book, Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for […]

Why Black Students Aren’t Prepared

Published on April 17, 2016 By sirrahc

“We know that there are many things wrong in the white world, but there are many things wrong in the black world, too. We can’t keep on blaming the white man. There are things we must do for ourselves.”  — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A few weeks ago, I cited from Jason Riley’s book, […]

Why Blacks Typically Support Obama

Published on March 13, 2016 By sirrahc

Yeah, yeah, I know. I should be writing about the current primaries and crop of presidential candidates, not the disappointment-in-chief now in office. But, hey, he’s still in office, and the issues are still relevant. Plus, it’s always good to learn from history. Others of you may be thinking that I, a white man, have […]

Could You Pass the AP Exam on U.S. Government and Politics?

Published on January 4, 2015 By sirrahc

Have you ever taken an Advanced Placement (AP) exam for anything? I haven’t. But, a few weeks ago I came across a book in the library titled 5 Steps to a 5: 500 AP U.S. Government and Politics Questions to Know by Test Day by William Madden (pub. by McGraw-Hill). Given the topics of many […]

D’Souza on Slavery

Published on May 7, 2011 By sirrahc

The issue of slavery, in particular that which existed in early America, is a sore subject. A shameful shadow is cast over American history because of its part in continuing this abominable practice. The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s/60s was made necessary because of the nation’s failure to fully integrate non-whites into society even […]

Rights Are Right, Right?

Published on April 3, 2011 By sirrahc

Everybody’s got “rights”. Just ask ’em! Rights to freedom of _________. Natural rights. Human rights. Civil rights. Property rights. Privacy rights. Abortion rights. Women’s rights. Gay rights. Marriage rights. Workers’ rights. The right to a minimum wage. The right to free healthcare. The right to clean air. You name it, and somebody’s gonna claim it. […]

Is “The Man” Keepin’ You Down?

Published on October 17, 2010 By sirrahc

Who is “The Man,” anyway? I don’t know if the term is really used that much, anymore. But, my understanding was that it usually referred to groups & individuals of authority — those in power and influence. It could be the government, some big corporation, “the Law” (i.e., cops, courts, the legal system in general). […]

A Small Price to Pay

Published on September 17, 2010 By sirrahc

In the preceding post, some of the final comments by Larry Sternberg were about the potential loss of certain civil liberties under the Patriot Act. In that vein, I just had to post this additional bit I also read recently. It’s by another Jew, writer/journalist/commentator Bernard Goldberg, who was remarking on this point in regards […]

NAACP Is Hearing Things

Published on June 25, 2010 By sirrahc

This story broke at the beginning of this month, but I didn’t hear or see much about it. Not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. But, I thought it worth noting, so here goes…. You know those expensive greeting cards you can get these days with the sound chip that plays […]

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