Encompassing a set of assumptions about the organization and structure of the material world; the nature of human existence; or what is good and valuable to pursue in life, a scientific theory is a description of the way things are in the natural world. …


I am entitled to reparations because I am a product of two historical events that document the theft of my forebears’ land, labor, and livelihoods: the European conquest of the "New World" and the African Slave Trade. If not for these two historical events, I (an African European Native American)…


I am puzzled that your well-conceived article discusses racism but does not actually define it. Was this intentional or merely an oversight?

Sharing a "racism" experience indicates that racism is performing some function, which must be something more than ensuring that black folks have racism stories to tell.

With racism undefined, your article might as well be about ghost; most black folks have ghost stories, but beyond the stories, no one has ever produced evidence for the existence of ghosts. Is there a ghost industry? The answer is yes; there is a ghost industry.

My suggestion for you to improve your well-conceived article is to define your terms. What is racism; what are its defining characteristics; and how do we recognize racist behavior independent of our experience of it, i.e., objectively?


Copyright Mike Fouque

“Black Lives Matter!” we chanted as we marched along! “Power to the People!” I spontaneously chanted, not only surprising myself but also turning the heads of my much younger, multiethnic compatriot protesters. Two 65 to 70 something Women-of-Color, my sister Baby Boomers, marching behind me, picked up the chant: “Power…


On the 2020–2021 NFL Season and Super Bowl LV

From Couch Coach to Prognosticator

I started the 2020–2021 NFL season by dropping my subscription to NFL Sunday Ticket, thinking to myself “Why spend the money to watch when so many of my favorite players on my favorite teams have opted out due to the COVID19 pandemic?” I usually couch…


Monotheism’s Three Thousand Year Battle to Possess Jerusalem: An Ongoing Drama

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The capital of monotheism, its founding archaeologically dated between 4,000 and 5,000 years ago, Jerusalem was a city-state before King David conquered and claimed it as the capital of Israel about 1,000 BCE. Jerusalem’s 3,000-year-old written…


A Gift that Keeps on Giving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it is an indigenous American holiday that all Americans can celebrate regardless of our ethnic background. …


Joe Biden, a “Liberal-Centrist” Democrat, represents the Democrat Party’s platform which assumes that social inequality is a problem and thus its planks focus on social equality, including policies and programs that benefit historically, culturally, and socially marginalized groups. Donald Trump, arguably a “Conservative-Right” Republican, represents the Republican Party’s agenda which…


Anthony G. Baxter, PhD

The fact that in human life we make more commitments than we keep will not surprise most adults, but the reason for the discrepancy is not widely understood. As a psychologist with a scholarly focus on personal commitment, a form of self-directed behavior, I can tell you that the reason…


I wrote these articles seven years ago, when I lived on Okinawa, Japan, residing outside the captivity of my primary discourse universe, racially hierarchical U.S. society. I reread them both from today’s perspective of the events surrounding George Floyd’s murder as well as those of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor…

Anthony G. Baxter

I critique our society’s dominant discourses (e.g., racism, sexism, elitism, nativism) to guard against tyranny and protect free thinking!

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