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In Holocaust Education, Re-Emphasize Allied Apathy

(Tommy Raskin)– When teaching children about racism and genocide, educators often focus on individual biases as the source of systematic racism and anti-Semitism.  For example, at my synagogue, teachers often … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Prevalence of Corporal Punishment in US Schools

(Tommy Raskin)– If you thought that corporal punishment was a relic of our educational system’s distant past, think again. Some nineteen states, clinging tightly to the Supreme Court’s 1977 ruling in Ingraham … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

Neoconservatives Use Moral Relativism to Blame Progressivism for Islamic Misogyny

(Tommy Raskin)– The neoconservative camp, always eager to wrestle with imaginary positions of their opponents, is now bravely challenging another belief that no one holds, which is that “all cultures … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Is the Value of Courtesy and Dignity in the Workplace?

(Tommy Raskin)– Nice words—obviously—don’t pay the bills. Complimenting underpaid Americans doesn’t raise their wages, and common courtesy doesn’t give people the tools they need to self-actualize. But that doesn’t make civility … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Creation of ‘Black Crime’

(Tommy Raskin)– The laziest pundits in this country would have us believe that there are two types of crime: crime and black crime. Odious media outlets’ coverage of the recent “knockout” phenomenon … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Explaining Reparations to the Anti-Tax Crowd

(Tommy Raskin)– Some people believe that it is morally wrong—in fact, “theft”—for the government to tax an estate passed down from one generation to the next. The “death tax” takes … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

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