Passive Radicals: The Manufactured Myth

With the annual and somewhat functional recognition of certain versions of the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. behind us in 2013, let me ask this: What do Jesus, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, and King have in common? I admit the answers could be many: Significant historical voices and lives, shared messages of peace […]

Armstrong and Woods: Capitalism's Poster Boys

Between parts I and II of Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Lance Armstrong, an ad ran on OWN that included a clip of Armstrong acknowledging losing 75 million dollars in one day due to sponsors abandoning him followed by Armstrong noting his lowest moment. The sequence suggests that Armstrong was saying his loss of millions was […]

The MLK Imperative in an Era of "No Excuses"

My father was a hard-ass, €”a Southern version of the Red Forman-type made popular in That 70’s Show. I grew up, then, in a “no excuses” environment rooted in the 1950s work ethic my father personified. [1] Mine was a working-class background: My paternal grandfather (for whom I was named) ran the small-town gas station […]

The struggle for Workers’ Rights Heats up at The University of Maryland: Impatient for worker rights

Picture of the persident’s mansion that is undergoing a $5,000,000 renoovation as workers struggle to meet the necessities of daily life while putting up with harsh abuse at the site of exploitation — work. Monday, March 26, 2012 Solomon Comissiong, author of this piece,  is a frequent  contributor to Dailycensored.  Readers can use the search engine […]

Poverty and Testing in Education: “The Present Scientifico-legal Complex”

[Part I: Poverty] Jim Taylor has entered the poverty and education debate by asking U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and billionaire/education entrepreneur Bill Gates a direct question: “I really don’t understand you two, the U.S. Secretary of Education and the world’s second richest man and noted philanthropist. How can you possibly say that public […]