Minority Report

The Boston Globe’s Derrick Z. Jackson examines the continuing disparity between black and white home ownership and household wealth, which then segues into a good general discussion of the ever-increasing gap between the haves and the have-nots.

Aside from insisting on policies that disenfranchise African- and Hispanic-Americans, we also know that Furious George seems to know next to nothing about Native Americans and isn’t too keen on women and gays.

Additionally, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that No Child Left Behind actually hurts many children (not to mention educators), the weapons ban expired thereby endangering the lives of countless police officers, and recently we’ve heard plenty about the poor treatment of the troops.

It must be nice to be a rich, white, straight old man. Of course, I wouldn’t know. I wonder if our president has any idea what it means to be any one of us.

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