"All I have is sadness, at the depravity of what we do to one another and the gaping wound of the racism we pretend does not exist. I'm confident though that by acknowledging it, by staring into it, we still won't do jack shit. That's us. And that's the part that blows my mind. What blows my mind is the disparity of response, between when we think someone foreign is going to kill us and when we kill ourselves. "
Most people, including the police and the FBI, are calling 21-year-old suspected terrorist Dylann Roof's message to black people ("You rape our women, and you're taking over the country. And you have to go") pure racist hatred. But Fox News says what Roof really meant when he made that threat and then carried it out […]
Even as the world takes tentative steps toward reopening against the ebbs and flows of COVID-19, movie theaters remain in a netherworld limbo. High-profile film releases continue shuffling as theater chains, studios and filmgoers grapple with the fact that an enclosed theater may not be a safe place to be for some time to come. […]
The year 2020 has basically kicked down that door and dragged us all into the Zoom age, whether we like it or not. And now that we're basically inviting our boss, co-workers and other business associates into our homes via video, we've unwittingly stumbled into all kinds of new potential for embarrassment. Like when you're […]
One million Americans use American Sign Language as their primary means of communication. But as you'd expect, even though ASL is the sixth-most used language in the US, it isn't just any old language like English or Spanish or French. According to Communication Service for the Deaf, 98 percent of Deaf people don't receive education […]