At this point, I guess I really shouldn't be shocked that a person holding high government office, like Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, would be capable of such casually ignorant racism. That he would direct it at Rep. Colleen Hanabusa while she was questioning him about funding for the preservation of the history of Japanese American internment during World War II—and do it with a smirky smile (see the video)—has me banging my head against my desk in frustration.
Silence isn't just minding your own business.
At times it feels like it's one step forward, two steps back.
I am student teaching in two U.S. Government classes. That makes politics, at least in the abstract, tough to avoid.