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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 […]

Envy Is the Illusion

January 25, 2012

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary     January 24, 2012 By Perry Redd     Have you heard the latest buzzword?  It’s more akin to an allegation.  As we bear witness to the Republicans vying for the opportunity to face incumbent Barack Obama for the presidency, “The Politics of Envy” has become […]

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 […]

The New Kent State

November 23, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary November 22, 2011 By Perry Redd   You might find this extreme. You may strongly disagree with this statement, but you’ll eventually agree that suppression of free speech is a common theme in the police reactions to Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests nationwide and those […]

De-Mythicizing Occupation

October 12, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary October 11, 2011 By Perry Redd Enough of the lies—by both the American mainstream media and the conservative Republican Right!  There is nothing right in their attempts to equate the current groundswell of the Occupy Wall Street movement with the Tea Party movement of the […]

Taking the Wrong Class

September 20, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary September 20, 2011 By Perry Redd   You should be as sick of it as I am…Republicans twisting an issue of national importance into an impossible proposition.  This time, it’s taxes.  After the debt ceiling was raised last month, the issue was certain to re-surface […]

As A Condition of Your Freedom

September 6, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary September 6, 2011 By Perry Redd As the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 approaches, we are constantly reminded of two things: safety and freedom.  The narrative is that if we are kept safe, then we can enjoy freedom.  I venture […]

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 […]

A Dream Deterred: The False Lure of Capitalism

December 1, 2010

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary November 30, 2010 By Perry Redd The dream is still alive.  Not the American Dream…that died years ago with the attack on Affirmative Action movement.  Not Martin Luther King’s dream…that died with the re-invent of conservatism with the Republican Revolution of 1994.  I’m talking about […]