Racism certainly isn’t dead

Racism certainly isn’t dead

ShareAt around the time Ralph Northam and other Virginia Democrats were wearing blackface, a fraternity at UNC-CH hosted annual “Southern Parties” that, in 1979, featured a mock lynching of a brother in blackface by two other brothers in KKK robes and hoods. Another...
Medicaid expansion is coming

Medicaid expansion is coming

ShareHere’s my prediction for the legislative session: North Carolina will expand Medicaid this year. Roy Cooper is set on it and Republican opposition is concentrated most fervently in the leadership, not the rank and file. It has broad support among the voters and...
Yearbooks and purity tests

Yearbooks and purity tests

ShareWhen I was kid, National Lampoon released its parody of high school yearbooks. It was a send up that was irreverent, bawdy, and hilarious. I was ten years old when it came out and, along with Mad Magazine, Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Saturday Night Live...
Dear GOP, listen to Senator Scott

Dear GOP, listen to Senator Scott

ShareDear GOP, When the most one of the most prominent African-Americans in your party tells you that a guy has a disturbing racial history, you ought to listen, not rebuke him. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) understands the strategy used by Jesse Helms and the Republican...

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