Paul Kendrick

Paul Kendrick: Crashing at the Capitol

The Oscar-winning film “Crash” illustrated how everyday interactions can escalate into conflict due to misunderstandings and resentment rooted in cultural differences. A black congresswoman hitting a U.S. Capitol police officer who stopped her would have fit in perfectly in the fictional movie, had it not happened in real life. I am speaking, of course, of […]

Column: Responsibility over expediency

For years Americans have been told it is Republicans who they want to trust the government’s money with, while Democrats destroy the economy with money management akin to Paris Hilton on her birthday. But now the secret is out on this administration’s disregard for our future economic welfare, and George W. Bush is looking more […]

Column: Affirming affirmative action

In his book “Recruiting and Hiring Minority Employees” Richard Young writes, “Government neutrality in the area of (black America) is the moral equivalent of approving past racist crimes.” Affirmative action means taking positive steps to end discrimination, to prevent its recurrence and to create new opportunities that were previously denied to qualified minorities and women. […]