I've heard no shortage of stereotypes in my life. I've heard stereotypes about Men, Women, Whites, Blacks, Mexicans, Indians, Chinese, Arabs, Italians, French, Israelis, Canadians, Brits, Americans, Engineers, Lawyers, Bankers, Cops and even Postal workers. You name it, I've heard it. Every now and then, I come across a positive stereotype. "Japanese people have so … Continue reading Is It Okay to Stereotype?
The month of April brought to national attention two bigots, one more sympathetic than the other, and the need for a soul searching discussion over what Freedom of Speech really means to us. First came Brendan Eich: the hapless CEO who lost his job within months, because of his political opinions. Immediately after being crowned … Continue reading A Tale of Two Bigots
The Trayvon Martin - George Zimmerman trial has just ended, and the righteous outpouring of outrage is dismaying. Every armchair lawyer in the country has somehow come to the foregone conclusion that the verdict is hopelessly wrong, that Zimmerman is truly guilty, that Zimmerman was some racist who was patrolling the streets looking for a black … Continue reading Acknowledging Our Ignorance