Hillel the Elder famously and somewhat enigmatically posed the question “if I am not for myself, then who is for me?” And while on its surface, and being read with a modern eye, this question might appear to be a simple prod for pushovers everywhere to show some backbone and stand up for themselves, the next part of the quote invites a more subtle reading. Continue reading “The True Seat of Mischief”
Last Saturday, April 4th, a man named Walter L. Scott was shot and killed in North Charleston, South Carolina. He was shot from behind as he fled.
The perpetrator happens to be a white police officer and the victim—once again—happens to be an unarmed black man. Continue reading “Poor, Black and Talking Back”