Posted in December 2015

Are Terrorists Really Muslim?


Every religion can be read as promoting peace or violence. This is my latest Psychology Today blog: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/am-i-right/201512/violence-in-the-name-god Advertisements

My School District Is In Crisis: A Legacy of Racism


My school district is in trouble. Newsday reported that “[t]he cafeteria at Westbury Middle School is so crowded that students avoid it. They try for space in guidance counselors’ offices or other rooms in the 91-year-old school. To accommodate everyone, lunch is often, and early, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Some of the school’s classrooms are … Continue reading

The Paradox of Forgiveness


From my Psychology Today blog: After the shooting deaths of nine parishioners during a church service in Charleston, some survivors and relatives of the victims expressed the Christian virtue of mercy: they forgave Dylann Roof, the murderer. Were they right to forgive him? Or are there some actions that are beyond the pale of civilized … Continue reading