<![CDATA[ So I see a question posed in the RSS reader of my Gmail, the headline of a CNN story on transracial adoption. This being such a complicated issue, fraught with nuance and complexity… I will answer it with short, pithy phrases: Do Whites need training before parenting Black children? In one word? YES. In…

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<![CDATA[It’s not like I need anymore reasons. The truth is, I’ve been wanting to return to Japan for about 18 years, which is how long it’s been since I went as a high school exchange student in the summer of ’94. (Thank you, Jim Scott and Catlin Gabel.) That trip was very enlightening, full of…

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<![CDATA[Meet my new favorite columnist. That’s the title I confer on anyone who manages to articulate my thoughts so clearly without me knowing them personally. I’m talking about his latest piece in today’s Washington Post, entitled Where Wright Went Wrong. By now, if you’ve been following the national news, Dr. Jeremiah Wright has spoken publicly…

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<![CDATA[Like any responsible journalist or blogger, I feel that it is my duty to call your attention to the fact that 40 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed on a hotel balcony in Memphis. There are countless columns, editorials and news stories reflecting this truth. I’m not even going…

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<![CDATA[DISCLAIMER — he does use some R-rated language. This is an excerpt from the HBO series Def Poetry, a spinoff of Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam. As such, you’re prone to hear a few four-letter words spill, as you would on any HBO original program. And while I definitely don’t agree with everything he says,…

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<![CDATA[ “On the other end, we’ve heard my former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, use incendiary language to express views that have the potential not only to widen the racial divide, but views that denigrate both the greatness and the goodness of our nation; that rightly offend white and black alike.” Senator Obama, from his speech…

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<![CDATA[ An Open Letter to Barack Obama, Thanks for writing your recent tome, The Audacity of Hope. I must confess, I haven’t read it yet — or even purchased it, for that matter. But I came perilously close to doing both during my layover at Chicago’s Midway airport during the return leg of my Thanksgiving…

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