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Archive for December 2011

Future Course Correction

December 31, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary December 27, 2011 By Perry Redd   It would be conceivable that civilized societies have the capacity to change the course of history.  The United States boasts an exceptionalism that other nations dare to claim.  So why is it that the U.S. can identify problem […]

Words Matter for Our Progress

December 14, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary December 13, 2011 By Perry Redd   So the story goes: “we’ve made great strides in American race relations.  We’re in a post-racial society.”  I, of course, don’t go for that one.  As a matter of fact, I believe we’re rapidly digressing from the progress […]

Making Policy On the Fly

December 7, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary December 6, 2011 By Perry Redd   You wanna talk about improbable?  I was going back over my commentary from May of this year.  I am not going to eat my words, but they are a bit haunting right about now.  Do you remember what […]

Occupy

December 1, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEh6VOFJNrM

Occupy is the new song from Perry Redd and Reddland recordings from the upcoming “Strange Revolution” CD…The movement to “Occupy Wall Street” (in 1,574 cities as of today) has been crticized, maligned, demeaned and demonized by the status quo…but it contiues–to gain momemtum and credibility–as the rats that brought America’s economic system to a place of irrevocable redemption. Government-sanctioned wars, corporate greed and legislative irresponsibility has caused harm and hardship on poor and working-class Americans–black, white and otherwise–that aren’t felt by the top income brackets of this country. We “occupy” to voice disdain and disapproval of this unjust system, demolish the current injustices and make way for a re-structure of the corrupted socio-economic American system.

It’s Racism, By God

December 1, 2011

November 29, 2011 By Perry Redd  You know, I’ve been thinking about a story that cropped up in the news over the weekend and it’s been in my craw today. Yes, it’s about race and politics-the two things that can wake me from a dead sleep. I read that Israel is recruiting American Blacks to […]