Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling is no aberration. On an audio recording that allegedly captures Sterling telling a girlfriend that he doesnâ€™t want African-Americans at â€œmy gamesâ€ and it ignited a furor. But itâ€™s part and parcel of an increasingly rotten and ugly saga that has become all too familiar in recent days.
In quick succession, GOP rocker and pitchman Ted Nugent maligned President Obama as a â€œsubhuman mongrel,â€ GOP House representative Paul Ryan, chair of the House Budget Committee, virtually called blacks and Hispanics lazy as the cause of their chronic high joblessness, and South Dakota GOP state representative Phil Jensen publicly said it was OK for businesses to exclude blacks from service.
"We see the support of the Sandals Foundation as demonstrative of the Caribbean's growing global prowess as a sustainable tourism destination.
Through this support we plan to enhance our Caribbean tourism management strategy through two important pillars: stronger relations with our large Diaspora and by honing the creative skills of the next generation of Caribbean tourism leaders." - Sylma Brown, Director, Caribbean Tourism Organization - USA
For Prerna Lal, how deportation data is parsed and explained is personal. She was once an undocumented immigrant herself, and for her, the deportation statistics represent peopleâ€™s lives.
â€œThereâ€™s political motivations behind the numbers game,â€ says Lal. â€œWe can cut the numbers either way, but the fact remains that the actual number of deportations is 2 million. These are people who are hard-working members of our community â€” mothers, brothers, members of our family.â€
By Robert Morrison
I was a last-minute substitute for an international conference on euthanasia, in London! The year was 1998 and I had never been to Britain before. I was so excited I could not sleep. What to see? Where to go?
The conference obviously took first priority. But I wanted to spend every spare moment taking in the sights. "When a man is tired of London," said the great Samuel Johnson, "he is tired of life." I planned to walk everywhere. Under my own feet, I wanted to feel the streets where history happened.