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New Year Doesn’t Mean New Attitudes

January 10, 2014

A new year brings a false sense of “newness” that we’ve grown accustomed to in American culture.  That’s something shared, whether Black or white.  It’s one of the few culture-centric values that has no division.  Then there’s criminal justice; the divide is wide and partially weighted in terms of pro and con.  If you’re white, […]

Race Made It’s Own Place

May 1, 2013

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary By Perry Redd So, the drama has ended. They got their man…they always do. It’s the “American Way.” The question is, how do they get him? No, I didn’t bring race up again, it just happened. You hear events and then think. You just do. […]

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 […]

Depiction of Contradiction

October 4, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary October 4, 2011 By Perry Redd This past week, the news cycle has been fast and furious.  If you’ve blinked, then you’ve missed something.  Not necessarily the stories, but the truth.  The actors have said one thing, then have done another.  They’ve stood on principle—or […]

How to Honor King

August 31, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary August 30, 2011 By Perry Redd The latest rift in America isn’t the proper amount to cut from the nation’s budget, nor is it the Tea Party’s attack on anyone who isn’t them.  The latest rift is between the very people who need not be […]

Thieves In the Temple

July 12, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary July 12, 2011 By Perry Redd There’s a constituency of Americans who are not being served by their elected leaders with the degree of integrity vowed to by those leaders. I’d like to think that I can pin this occurrence down to my hometown, but unfortunately, […]

Not Unbelievable

June 21, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary June 21, 2011 By Perry Redd My country is corrupt.  I posit that it is complicit in the murder and annihilation of my race of people.  I believe they have been inventing ngenious, covert ways to undermine population growth of people of color who may […]

The Tale of One City

June 8, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary June 7, 2011 By Perry Redd   I am witnessing an ethnic cleansing as sure as I am alive.  I’ve read about the native American, the Jews of eastern Europe and apartheid South Africa.    I’ve seen Kosovo, Myanmar and Tibet in my lifetime.  I see […]

Do You Feel American?

February 16, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary February 15, 2010 By Perry Redd I have to ask myself, like any other American, do I feel American?  One thing I know, is that if I voice that I don’t, I may get attacked by the Right as not being so.  So I better […]

No Comparing Apples to Oranges

February 8, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary February 8, 2010 By Perry Redd This commentary will do one of two things: it will either open robust and earnest dialogue on matters of great import to Americans or it will draw the ire of self-important people who discount the experiences of others.  Of […]