My friend Moushumi has a piece up on how immigrants should enter the American discourse on race. I think it’s a good message for the first-generation, but my feeling is that if the second-plus generation doesn’t get it now, they aren’t going to.
Lifted from comments about teaching Geneva Conventions in US schools.
Jihad Against Islam | Southern Poverty Law Center. Rarely has the United States seen a more reckless and bare-knuckled campaign to vilify a distinct class of people and compromise their fundamental civil and human rights than the recent rhetoric against Muslims. It would also be hard to imagine a more successful campaign. In the span of the two years since the start of Barack Obama’s presidency in early 2009, an astonishing number of people have turned into a kind of political wolf pack, convinced that 0.6% of the U.S. population is on the verge of trampling the Constitution and imposing…
Old news, but apparently Joe Lieberman (More R than not – Conn.) is going to speak at John Hagee’s Christians United for Israel conference. Just so you know Hagee said “Jews have dead souls.” I suppose politics does really trump religion. At least the Israelis recognize the absurdity of Lieberman’s position. Judaism