Sticky Wicket Questions: American Culture & Immigration News Today

Questions submitted by readers that reflect the concerns, confusion, discomfort, and misperceptions we all have about people whose race, ethnicity, cultural and religious traditions are different from our own. Responses to submitted questions will come from sociologists, psychologists, educators, anthropologists, authors, researchers, and even other readers. This department will not typically represent an opportunity for freelancers.
February 9th, 2012
Written by Alonzo Weston in Latest News, "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
Dear Sticky Wicket,Why do politicians, particularly Republicans, continue to overtly, or covertly perpetuate the impression that more blacks are on welfare and receive food stamps than whites?~Irate In Sonoma.Dear Irate, Racial stereotyping has replaced kissing babies in some Republican campaigns. Politicians like former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former Speaker of the House Newt...
January 3rd, 2012
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Dear Sticky Wicket:Is it true that more and more Jews are becoming Christians and celebrating Christmas?~Curious In TexasDear Curious,Jews in California have celebrated Christmas since the 1850s according to Frances Dinkelspiel in a Jewish New Weekly article. But they never regarded the holiday as a celebration of Christ’s birth. Instead they saw it more as a winter festival where they even...
November 3rd, 2011
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Dear Sticky Wicket,Is there a pervasive perception among many white Americans that most black Americans are liberals and only want government entitlement programs? Isn't it more accurate to say that many blacks were forced into a position of having to accept the government programs because of the long-standing system of poor educational opportunities and other discriminatory practices?~Facing the...
October 28th, 2011
Written by Amy OLoughlin in "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 1 Comment
Dear Sticky Wicket,Why is there such a close relationship between Cuba and Venezuela? Is it because they are both under the rule of communist dictators?~Geopolitical Watcher from GeorgiaDear Geopolitical Watcher,Before answering, we must clarify the question. Cuba has been a totalitarian communist state since 1959 when Fidel Castro took power from Dictator Fulgencio Batista. Venezuela is a not a...
September 2nd, 2011
Written by Alonzo Weston in "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
Dear Sticky Wicket,With President Obama’s announcement that our soldiers are coming home from Afghanistan, and America’s ongoing high unemployment rates; how difficult will it be for these men and women of all races and ethnicities to find work? Will and/or has this upsurge of returning heroes resulted in something similar to the Vietnam veterans of today many of whom are homeless and have no...


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