Fire in Ferguson

Ferguson, Missouri is on fire. Once again, a city is in chaos because of an “injustice” inflicted upon a black person at the hands of a (racist) white person. In this case, that white person happens to be- as of…
Derryck Green
August 14, 2014

July’s Job Numbers

Poor jobs numbers from July continue to reflect a slow-moving economy.   The first quarter’s economic contraction has been revised a final time. A previous revision showed that the economy contracted 2.9%. The latest revision, released this week by the…
Derryck Green
August 1, 2014

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

Frederick Douglass on 5 July 1852 Occasion: Meeting sponsored by the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society, Rochester Hall, Rochester, N.Y. To illustrate the full shame of slavery, Douglass delivered a speech that took aim at the pieties of the nation --…
Derryck Green
July 4, 2014

Sanctimonious Whiteskins vs The Washington Redskins

This past week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (specifically, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board) rescinded the trademark registration and protection of the Washington Redskins because it decided the name 'Redskins' was, or is, “disparaging to Native Americans.”  Clearly,…
Derryck Green
June 23, 2014

Anemic Economic Recovery, Year Six

The bad news from the Veterans Affairs scandal, the tepid commencement speech at West Point- which was coldly received, and the extremely questionable decision to trade five high-level terrorists from Gitmo for “missing” soldier Bowe Bergdahl, in addition to several…
Derryck Green
June 6, 2014