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June 2020

Trump’s controversial rally

A lot to argue about!
By Dr. Larry Fedewa
(Washington, DC – June 21,2020) President Donald J. Trump held his first post-lock-down rally last evening in Tulsa, Oklahoma. There was controversy before, during and after the event. Criticism was not confined to the content of the speech as usual but spread over the unusual areas of the timing, location, venue, and attendance of the rally.
The earliest criticism concerned the timing of the event. A Trump rally, held in an indoor arena, was criticized as a blatant violation of the CDC current (and often changing) recommendations regarding safeguards against the “Chinese virus”, as Trump calls it. Among the most obvious violations were the lack of social distancing in the densely packed house, without compulsory masks, and held indoors (as opposed to outdoors).

Fathers are important after all!

Two generations without fathers have taught us a lot
By Dr. Larry Fedewa (Washington DC, June 15,2020)
Last year’s Fathers’ Day column traced the recent history of the breakdown of the traditional family, especially the trend toward fatherless families ( Above is a pictogram of some consequences for the children of fatherless families. (Source: National Fatherhood Initiative) Although the data are from 2017, the situation has remained critical.
Unfortunately, 2019 data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that there are currently nearly 25 million children living in fatherless homes. Equally distressing is the adult population which have fatherless family backgrounds. They constitute many of the crowds which today threaten our society, from impaired health to impaired lives – the homeless, the imprisoned, the rioters, the ill, the suicides.

“Institutional” racism: What does it mean?

What are they talking about?
By Dr. Larry Fedewa (Washington DC, June 8,2020) One issue has been lingering over the activities of the past few weeks which really has to be examined. “Institutional” racism is a term used with, it seems, little clear idea of what it means.
“Institutional” racism
America has had a problem with the treatment of minorities since the beginning. Most prominent among the persecuted minorities have been the African Americans who were held as slaves at the time of the writing of the Constitution. Other minorities have also faced discrimination at various times in our history, including American Indians, Hispanics, the Chinese, the Japanese, the Catholics, the Mormons, the Germans, the Irish, the Italians, the Polish, the Jews and others.

What the hell is going on?

Miami Florida  (May 31, 2020)
Stealing, burning, and shooting have nothing to do with the murder of a poor civilian!
By Dr. Larry Fedewa (Washington DC, May 31, 2020) There’s hardly a need for another rant about the need for law and order to fight the chaos America has seen the last few nights. So, I will ask another question,
Where were the police?
In city after city, the rioters are being allowed to ravage whole neighborhoods with not a cop in sight. Even though most cities have access to their National Guard, none were used even to limit, let alone stop the mayhem. Here in Washington DC, the Secret Service were out in force to protect the White House – which they did — so the crowd was moved on to wreak havoc elsewhere.