Month: October 2010

October 29, 2010 Amy Oppenheimer No comments exist

I keep thinking of Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas. Nineteen years ago the nation was riveted to the type of drama that unfolds before me every day. How do I, and how does the public, decide about truth telling? So often I hear people say “it’s he said/she said and so you can never determine…

October 23, 2010 Amy Oppenheimer No comments exist

Should he have been fired?  Not if that was the only thing he said.  Was it problematic?  Yes and no.  It’s good to admit fear and bias.  But to blame it on someone’s “choice to identify” as a Muslim, is a problem.  The choice not to assimilate should not make someone suspect.

October 22, 2010 Amy Oppenheimer No comments exist

What I find disturbing about the media attention to the Kentucky senate race between Rand Paul and Jack Conway is the fact the criticism of Paul’s antics, while a college student at Baylor University, focuses on whether he trivialized religion by forcing a woman to worship a god called “Aqua Buddah.”  The fact that is…