The office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at the U of M refuses to answer these questions: How many of the 1000 rapes reported over the past six years were reviewed (their office does not review and investigate every rape allegation), and reviewed in the same aggressive manner as the case with the 10 Black Gopher players? What is the racial breakdown of the … [Read more...]
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“The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian Novelist, The House of the Dead, 1862 Twenty-four hours after the election of Donald Trump as this nation’s 45th president, the stock prices of privately run prisons in this country soared. And this reversal of fortune came as no surprise to private prison … [Read more...]
It’s about time. The meeting of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority’s Board on Friday, February 24, ushered in a new regime change, as Former Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz was announced to be the Authority’s new Chair. This change came as no surprise to any who have followed our coverage of the Authority (see list below of 28 columns, 2005-2015). The February 24 Star … [Read more...]
As the saying goes, “When someone, or something, shows you who they are, believe them.” The rejection of U.S. Representative Keith Ellison’s bid to head the Democratic National Committee (DNC) reveals that the DNC is what they have always been, the other branch of a two-branch tree (Democrats and Republicans) that exist to represent the rich, while pretending to have an … [Read more...]
…Whatever thoughts we have about God, who he is, or even if God exists, most would agree that God has a special place for the poor. The poor are where God lives. God is in the slums, in the cardboard boxes where the poor play house. God is where the opportunity is lost and lives are shattered. God is with the mother who has infected her child with a virus that will take both … [Read more...]