Like many, my people came to America fleeing famine and religious persecution, and faced bigotry when they got here. Their lives were difficult and my great-grandparents, grandparents and parents all worked hard to make things easier for their children, which they did. But none of my ancestors were brought here in chains or put in internment camps or threatened with deportation. The color of their skin and the fact that they spoke English made assimilation easier, and though Catholicism was definitely suspect, it was still Christianity. Nowadays, it’s hard to imagine anyone being denied a job because they are Irish and no Catholic child is regularly asked if she really has horns (as my mother was). … [Read more...] about Column: Despite what you may have heard, no one’s trying to make white men feel guilty for being white men
He’s a really talented chaser who bowls along and jumps like a dream, so this step into open company shouldn’t be too much of a problem and I reckon he can notch a fourth win of the season. … [Read more...] about Chris Hughes talks all things Cheltenham in his brand new Sun Racing column
One of my favorite novels is “Sophie’s Choice” by William Styron, a white Southerner who had the audacity to tell the story of the Holocaust through the eyes of a Polish survivor of Auschwitz. Styron was criticized for making his protagonist a Catholic, but the novel fully embraced the enormity of the Holocaust and haunted me for years. … [Read more...] about Column: ‘American Dirt’s’ white author had the audacity to write about the migrant experience. Guess what, that’s OK
You also can deduct the cost of purchasing and cleaning a uniform related to volunteer work — but only if the clothes are unsuitable for everyday use. Surgical scrubs, yes; an ordinary T-shirt, not so much. … [Read more...] about Column: You can deduct charitable donations. Why no tax benefit for volunteering?
CHRIS ME QUICK! Chris Hughes is raring to go for Cheltenham in his new Sun Racing column … [Read more...] about When does 2020 Cheltenham Festival start? TV schedule, race times, live stream and all you need for the Festival