What the TSA has succeeded at over the past almost decade and a half is stripping American citizens of their dignity and their birthright of liberty. Travelers now expect to be fondled, strip-searched, naked-scanned, stolen from, and otherwise harassed, frustrated, embarrassed, and angered. They have accepted it as part of "preventing another 9/11."
Discussions of racial problems almost invariably bring out the cliche of "a legacy of slavery." But anyone who is being serious, as distinguished from being political, would surely want to know if whatever he is talking about — whether fatherless children, crime or whatever — is in fact a legacy of slavery or of some of the many other things that have been done in the century and a half since slavery ended.