Mandate COVID vaccinations for the military?

Mandate COVID vaccinations for the military?

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com To some of us looking on from the outside it seems that Defense Secretary Austin and the Joint Chiefs’ Milley are intent on degrading our military. Here is an incomplete list: the reversal of Trump’s transgender policy, the removal of sexual assault cases from the chain of command, the […]

Why the left prefers equity over equality

Why the left prefers equity over equality

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com The left is making clucking sounds about equity. The Biden administration has wholeheartedly embraced the concept with virtually every facet of government being charged with furthering equity. The pivoting to equity from equality is another embrace of Critical Race Theory, postulating that whites have rigged the American system in […]

Now hiring

Now hiring

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfoctus.com One morning I decided to count the “now hiring” signs to/fro an errand. There were 12 and two job fair signs. I can’t remember when it seemed like every business was hiring. My son who runs several popular 24/7 restaurants in Metro Atlanta said that “COVID relief is killing […]

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

By Dr. Harold A. Black In 2013 Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee labelled the naming of hurricanes as racist and wondered why the National Hurricane Center didn’t have black names for hurricanes. They have “white” names and Hispanic names but no black names.  Look at the names for future hurricanes (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.shtml). There is not a Lebron, […]

Should Racism be Tolerated?

Should Racism be Tolerated?

By Dr. Harold A. Black Should racism be tolerated? How do you define racism? When asked that question, the leading proponent of “antiracism” Ibram X. Kendi could not define it. His definition,  “A collection of racist policies that lead to racial inequity that are substantiated by racist ideas,” is not a definition. My mother taught […]

The Cuban Protests

The Cuban Protests

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com The recent protests by Cubans against their repressive government highlighted stark contrasts that have been largely ignored in the media. First, such protests are rare in dictatorial socialist governments because the people are afraid of their government. The penalties are imprisonment, torture, beatings and even death. No such fears […]

Woke math invades the schools

Woke math invades the schools

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com On May 3rd Steve Hunley had an excellent editorial on “racist” math. I want to add to the discussion. Growing up in Atlanta’s segregated schools, I knew there was a cultural divide although I never had a conversation with a white person until I went to the University of […]

The Dumbing Down of American Education

The Dumbing Down of American Education

By Dr. Harold A. Black I just celebrated my 76th birthday and as a lifelong academic I am appalled by the continuing dumbing down of academic standards. Princeton University’s announcement that Latin and Greek will no longer be required for a major in Classics has been seen by some a further evidence of the “wokeness” […]