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Bullies of the Mind and Body

December 2, 2014

There’s a reason why I just can’t kumbaya with police. They’re bullies. No, I can’t speak for any one police officer, but law enforcement, as an institution, give me reason—time after time—to dislike, distrust and disdain them. The Michael Brown shooting has simply exposed many of the elements of that disdain that most of us […]

Gentrifier Beware

May 13, 2014

Just imagine: someone walks into your house—uninvited. That alone is enough to make you go off…but then they push you out of your easy chair, smack your wife on the behind and tell her to go get you a beer out of your refrigerator, tell your dog to fetch your slippers for him. Then grabs […]

Denying Fear Is Fateful

February 12, 2014

We’re at another epoch in American history.  It’s not one that will be well-documented nor will it rest in the bosom of museums in future decades.  This era will be forever entrenched in the hearts and minds of mothers, black mothers who have had to bury their black sons because white males lived in fear. […]

Lose Until You Change

November 26, 2013

Some people never change; those people never win.  If history is any indicator human truths, the “moral arc of the universe” is severely crooked, because some people are not trying to change.  What I know is that though America’s moral arc is crooked as hell, it will change.  It’s just that those who refuse to, […]

The Golden Arch of the Universe Bends Toward Injustice

November 6, 2013

The Other Side of the Tracks commentary from Socially Speaking  by Perry Redd I’ve spent time talking and educating extensively on my radio Socially Speaking, about Walmart and its low wages, it’s resistance to cover its employees with health benefits and a host of other dishonorable workplace practices, but here I want focus on another […]

Flee Florida

July 19, 2013

The Other Side of the Tracks commentary by Perry Redd   Whether or not you’re among the surprised, facts on the ground are abundantly clear that the state of Florida is intentionally hostile—at the least—to the American Black man.  Women are targets in Florida too.  I am wholly convinced that no good thing can come […]

Never A Right Time For the Other Battle

June 5, 2013

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary by Perry Redd Is there any such thing as a right time for justice?  It appears that in America, everyone is clamoring for their piece of the justice pie…and rightfully so.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice […]

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 […]

Just A Bump In the Road

October 25, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary October 25, 2011 By Perry Redd   This should end the war in Libya.  A war reported as “civil” for it was between the rebels opposing the infamous, longtime leader of Libya, now-deceased Moammar Gadhafi.  Gadhafi was brutally killed last week by those pursuing him […]