Tag Archives: race relations

SAY HELLO (Gentrification)

  I live in Hamilton Heights. That’s in Harlem, on 152nd Street. My wife and I have lived here for two years, we just signed our third lease, and our rent was bumped up another $75 a month. It could … Continue reading

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PRIVILEGE

When Sean Penn announced the best picture Oscar by saying, “Who gave this son-of-a-bitch his green card,” my instant reaction was one of revulsion. But of course, it had more to do with the things I have heard directed at … Continue reading

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Not Guilty

  I’ve been watching all of this Paula Deen business on TV for the past couple of days, and I wonder what all the hubbub is all about. After all, she is a white Southern woman, and when she was … Continue reading

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