09 September 2010 ~ 1 Comment

The Case for Race-Based Jury Nullification

Should a juror be allowed to return a non-guilty verdict even if s/he is convinced that the defendant is guilty of the crime in question? Such a move is called jury nullification. It may be a misleading term for it implies a nullification of the law. Not quite. The Fourteenth Amendment guarantees all persons due […]

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07 September 2010 ~ 0 Comments

What if a Muslim Had Taken Hostages at Discovery Channel?

When white men like Joseph Stack run their plans into federal buildings, they are insane and suicidal. When Timothy McVeigh blew up a  federal building in Oklahoma City, no one dared to say that his actions reflected the collective thought and behavior of all Caucasians. But Allah forbid, a Muslim male takes over a building. […]

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01 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

February Food for Thought: On Fear, Race, Change and Borders

On fear: Focus on believing in yourself. Everything else falls into place. When you give people the power to set time-lines on your life, you lose. Fear isn’t a sign of defeat necessarily. But having that fear dictate your actions or inaction is certainly defeat. On race: Yay for Black History Month. Isn’t it so […]

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04 September 2008 ~ 0 Comments

TOI Article – 'Why Blacks outrace Whites'

This was supposed to be posted in the “Olympic season” but better late than never. I think any study that starts with the central assumption that there is some great tangible genetic difference between a “black” or “white” person is bound to leave out other possible socio-cultural, geographical or evolutionary biology explanations. I have friends […]

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