The War on Rice

I work a day job at a major nationwide grocery chain. On a daily basis, I witness hundreds, if not thousands, of shoppers fill their carts with assorted varieties of boxed rice and canned beans, both items whose sales have sky-rocketed since the start of New York’s stay-at-home order four months ago. Until last week,Continue reading “The War on Rice”

Black Lives Matter

Black lives matter. The mere utterance of those three words should not at all be considered controversial. Yet here we are. The horrific murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed African American man, by white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, a week-and-a-half ago, has propelled racism to the forefront of American social and political discussion.Continue reading “Black Lives Matter”

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