Racism Really Is Infiltrating Our Communities

By Justin Katz | April 23, 2021 |

While the default assumption around white supremacist recruitment drives in New England should be that they are hoaxes, a demeaning, racist obsession with race is being pushed throughout our institutions.

Do Not Get Raped sign

Teen Homelessness, Drugs, and Rape in South Kingstown

By Justin Katz | April 21, 2021 |

The story of a drug-fueled sexual encounter among a young woman from South Kingstown, Rhode Island, and four young men of a different race is raising the question of blame. If you want to know which side to blame in South Kingstown’s juxtaposition of BLM against #MeToo, the answer is us.

United Way RI tweet on Chauvin case

Justice is supposed to be about the facts of the case.

By Justin Katz | April 21, 2021 |

We agree on the rules and the process, in light of inalienable rights, and justice is the result.  If the system manifestly is not producing justice, then we adjust the rules and the process.  But the process cannot simply be a show we put on to give the impression of rules. That is the context…

Monkey hear no, see no, speak no evil statues

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Many Ways to Ignore Core Problems

By Justin Katz | April 19, 2021 |

For their weekly conversation, John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss Governor Daniel McKee avoiding the underlying problems at Zambarano, the media ignoring the underlying violence of BLM rallies, Providence ignoring the underlying issues with public safety, and the implications of fundraising results from Congressmen James Langevin and David Cicilline.

Photo of a raised fist with BLM on the wrist.

Is It Mostly-Peaceful Season, Again?

By Justin Katz | April 18, 2021 |

For the past year or more, John DePetro has been deliberately striving to report Rhode Island goings on in a way that many journalists refuse to do, from an angle that many of them probably consider simply illegitimate (which says something unflattering about them). On his website, he highlights an apparent rift in RI’s Black…

Photo of a racially segregated bus.

Another “antiracist” racist tell.

By Justin Katz | April 18, 2021 |

The other day, I couldn’t help but overhear part of a class from a mandatory collegiate course on oppression. My reaction was probably that of any non-indoctrinated, thinking person of good will: “This professor is teaching racism, straight up.” Indeed, the illness is now metastasizing across our society. Writing in American Thinker, David Shimm highlights…

Things We Read Today (30), Monday

By Justin Katz | November 5, 2012 |

Pre-election restlessness; race, politics, and advancement; differing job estimates without optimism; situational social issue calculus; old media as the election’s big loser. Continue reading on the Ocean State Current…

Things We Read Today (21), Weekend

By Justin Katz | September 30, 2012 |

Bob Plain’s petit four of class warfare; CA’s bid for more pension fund dollars; a martial metaphor for regionalization; a downturn for the never-recovered; Coulter v. View mention of RI. Continue reading on the Ocean State Current…

Review: The Price of the Ticket by Frederick Harris

By Marc Comtois | June 17, 2012 |

Fredrick C. Harris is a Professor of Political Science and the Director of Columbia University’s Center on African-American Politics and Society. In the world of academia, his racial/political bona fides are beyond reproach. so when he proposes that our first African-American President hasn’t adequately addressed racial inequality, it’s worth a read. In his Price of…

The Value of Resembling the President

By Justin Katz | March 25, 2012 |

I wonder if Melissa’s Coon son looked like Pres. Obama. That’s the 13-year-old Kansas City boy who may have been set on fire because “You get what you deserve, white boy.” As Robert Wargas notes, the story appears not to rate national attention in the eyes of the national media. Wargas’s post, linked by Instapundit,…