Why Do We Need to Call Ourselves Racist?

Ok, let’s do a quick check. This guy is president of the United States, right? That guy, right there? I’m pretty sure he is. And, as I’m given to understand, he’s black, right? Let’s check again. Yep, given the visual evidence and the corroborating reports (Morgan Freeman’s opinion notwithstanding), I feel pretty safe in saying … Read more

Taking Our Lives for Granted

Jennifer Fulwiler wonders, why don’t people dress up anymore? It finally clicked one day when I was sitting on an airplane, watching everyone board, and remembered a picture I’d seen of my grandparents getting ready to board a flight in the 1940s. I and the other passengers were dressed about five degrees more casually than … Read more