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Fostering a Hostile Environment

Jan 12, 2011   //   Tolerance  //  5 Comments

It has been said that our government should be run as a business. Let’s begin with the leadership addressing the issue of ‘hostile environment’.

Let The Tea Party Denounce the Rhetoric of Limbaugh and Beck

Sep 7, 2010   //   Politics, Tolerance  //  Comments Off on Let The Tea Party Denounce the Rhetoric of Limbaugh and Beck

Face The Nation (CBS) featured dialog between Benjamin Jealous (NAACP President) and David Webb (Co-founder Tea Party 365). Mr. Webb claimed that the NAACP was engaged in ‘selective racism’; the NAACP had passed a resolution at their annual convention for the Tea Party to “repudiate those in their ranks who use racist language in their signs and speeches.” Mr. Webb’s position was that the NAACP was condemning figures who are not part of the Tea Party movement. I issued the following comment to the show.

The Mosque Conflict: Putting the Shoe on the Other Foot

Sep 5, 2010   //   Politics, Tolerance  //  Comments Off on The Mosque Conflict: Putting the Shoe on the Other Foot

I issued the following e-mail to MSNBC’s Hardball that was providing debate on the building of a Mosque/Muslim Community Center near Ground Zero in Southern Manhattan. ┬áIt must be understood […]

Have Dick Armey Denounce the Rhetoric of Limbaugh and Beck

Sep 5, 2010   //   Tolerance  //  Comments Off on Have Dick Armey Denounce the Rhetoric of Limbaugh and Beck

An e-mail sent to CNBC’s Squawk Box where Dick Armey, a Tea Party proponent, was being interviewed.

Intolerant Behavior and the Media – Published Letter

Oct 12, 2009   //   Healthcare, Tolerance  //  Comments Off on Intolerant Behavior and the Media – Published Letter

The following was published on-line by the Raleigh News & Observer: I wrote the piece after attending a town hall meeting on healthcare reform in Durham, NC in August […]

One Human Race with Diversity

Oct 9, 2009   //   Politics, Tolerance  //  Comments Off on One Human Race with Diversity

The presidency of Barack Obama has intensified the vexing issue of race in America. The concept of different human races has been scientifically discredited. Mankind is but one human race with diversity that originated in Africa. Racist behavior is reinforced by conservative media because it can be manipulated for political and financial gain.


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The Cruelty of NCs House Bill 2

North Carolina’s House Bill 2 is fundamentally flawed. Quite the opposite of legislators bogus claims that public facility non-discrimination laws create safety concerns from sexual predators, the law actually increases the risk of abuse, both verbal and physical, to the already vulnerable transgender population. Further, in the state of NC that houses the Research Triangle Park and multiple world class medical institutions, legislators have pandered to religious factions and organizations that have stigmatized, ostracized and even demonized transgenders, some of whom suffer from a recognized medical diagnosis. The situation for transgendered youth is particularly grave, a population that already suffers a high rate of both abuse and suicide attempts. The law is cruel and untenable from both business and civil/human rights perspectives, and should be repealed.

NC’s Anti-LGBT Law and the Legislature: Little Business Sense

In this published Letter to the Editor (Raleigh N&O), powerful members of the North Carolina legislature have demonstrated little understanding of the importance of customer retention in building the business base of the state.

North Carolina’s LGBT Discrimination Law HB2: Its Folly and Motivation

By using sex on a birth certificate to define sexual identity, NC’s legislature and governor have shown much ignorance about the complexities of biologic diversity. But it is the pandering to LGBT hate groups by ranking members of the GOP at both the national and state level that reveals the underlying discrimination that motivated the law.

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The Year the GOPs Con Game was Exposed

The GOP’s decision to reinstate tax cut policy in 2001 exposed their hand. It was not about deficit reduction, growing the economy, or job creation. It was about ideology and, no doubt, special interests. It was a backdoor approach where government revenue was cut in an attempt to curtail spending on popular programs they otherwise could not take head-on. This while obstructing the work of Congress, spinning a web of deceit about the benefits of their policy, and weakening our country’s financial standing. It’s time to play hardball during ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations and force them to be specific about what spending cuts they are talking about to offset the tax benefits they wish to preserve for the wealthiest. They wouldn’t have the nerve.