New York Times on “medical gaslighting”

Bomb threats against HBCUs

Most House Republicans vote to keep Confederate statues in the Capitol

How can Republicans justify voting to keep the statues?

Phony right-wing outrage about Critical Race Theory (CRT)

Republican politicians and right-wing media can’t attack Biden because he is popular. Their supporters don’t hate him because he is a white man unlike Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. They don’t attack his policies because they are popular, too.

Instead, they stoke the culture wars – Dr. Seuss, Mr. Potato Head, and now CRT. CRT is not taught in K-12 schools. It’s an undergraduate/graduate school level subject. However, talking about it inflames the white nationalist Republican base.

Racism in house appraisals

There are numerous examples

Home appraisal increased by almost $100,000 after Black family hid their race

Black farmers only got 0.1% of Trump’s farm relief package

Racist Ron Johnson

He’s a Russian stooge, a liar and a racist.

Many right-wing supporters treat Rittenhouse like a hero

He should be treated like a criminal.

Henry Aaron

Henry Aaron, who died last week, is one of the all-time best baseball players. Aaron still has the lifetime record for RBIs and held the home run record before Barry Bonds tainted it. Think of that – two thirds of the lifetime triple crown. He’s third in hits all time, too. In addition to his great baseball achievements, he fought racism. Aaron’s career reminds me of Walter Payton. They were rarely regarded as the best in any season but they played at an extremely high level forever. In addition to his great baseball achievements, he fought racism.

I saw Aaron at a book signing in Washington for his 1991 autobiography I Had a Hammer. Many years after his playing career ended, he still drew a huge crowd.

Aaron in the minor leagues.