With the murder of George Floyd, the ensuing mass pro-tests, and fast-approaching elections, a discussion of systemic racism has gained traction like never before. This discussion is long overdue.
What we’re finally acknowledging—collectively, as a culture, and among whites in particular—is that Blacks and other people of color frequently encounter discrimination.
In the last installment we ended the tour in front of Carnegie Hall (Library). From Carnegie Hall proceed south on College Avenue to the corner of College and Fourth Street. Want to see more of Mr. Neiuber's walking tour columns? That easy, just search the website for "John Neiuber" from the COURIER homepage.
Many of us are making our homes as sustainable as possible. But are these homes sustainable? How can we regenerate? A significant change for a home is to use solar electricity—particularly with battery backup.
This provides energy production and storage—right where we need it. We can make better use of solar energy as well as avoid uninterrupted grid-power outages.
Sometimes, it’s the little things that count. Sometimes, the little things are what bring joy and pleasure.
That’s especially true during this pandemic and the recent uprising over police brutality and racial inequality, as overdue and as hope-inspiring as it is. (Did they have to happen at the same time, especially as protesting could be dangerous, even lethal, with COVID-19 in the air?)
There’s been an enormous amount of discussion throughout the country about whether states should enforce strict measures for wearing masks to slow the spread of COVID-19. Mask wearing enforcement can be so intense that some health officials quit their jobs after receiving threats from the public.
Americans clearly feel they have a right to say “no mask for me,” as we see people of all ages and political beliefs go maskless in social situations.