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They Hate Us

September 24, 2014

I hate to be fatalistic here, but this will likely be the last social commentary I deliver to the general public. This not because I am dying from some horrid terminal illness, nor is it because I am choosing to take my own life, but because I am herein making the grandest accusation of negativity […]

You’re Guilty

September 16, 2014

So it is written, there are two categories of sin: sin by omission and sin by commission. They’re both deplorable. You can debate it until the end of time which is worse, but in the end, sin is still sin. I call it a sin that Americans—especially those born and raised in Washington, DC—the nation’s […]

The Jewish Rule of Exception

June 26, 2014

This battle for respect is nothing new. Washington’s professional football team said as much. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled that the Washington Redskins’ name is “disparaging of Native Americans” and should be stripped of trademark protection — a decision that puts powerful new financial and political pressure on the NFL team to rename […]

Never Failing to Find Failure

February 5, 2014

I’ve been admonishing the “public” in National Public Radio for a long time.  As a national vehicle, the premise of a straight-forward news reporting entity for the entire nation is a grand idea.  Being supported by public dollars is also icing on the cake.  Unfortunately, both premises are a fallacy when it comes to NPR.  […]

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 Richie Incognito Apology Tour

November 17, 2013

I opined on the issue of Richie Incognito’s suspension from the NFL’s Miami Dolphins on yesterday’s show. Incognito went on Fox Sports to give a rationale for his untoward conduct toward at least one particular teammate.  The issue of racism fell at the center of the rift.  Incognito blamed the culture, the object of his […]

Devilish Disrespect

October 9, 2013

“The Other Side of the Tracks” A Socially Speaking commentary  by Perry Redd With all of the social injustice embedded within the stalemate in the government shutdown, I am greatly compelled to elevate the discussion on the change of Washington’s National Football League team.  I’ll only write it once in this commentary for the sake […]

Dreams of A Reason to Commit Treason

February 6, 2013

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary February 5, 2013         By Perry Redd It’s time for a party again…even if it‘s a tea party.  The patriots are back, but this time, they’re anything but patriotic.  The gun lobby has sicked its dogs on America. Richard Mack, a gun rights advocate and former […]