Mary Sanchez

NFL needs to consult black women to get abuse policy right

Race is a material factor in the NFL’s domestic violence problems, no matter how reluctant some might be to steer the discussion in that direction. Not to acknowledge the disproportionate danger that domestic violence poses to the lives of black women is to show sexism and racial bias in one fell swoop. That’s what prompted the Black Women’s Roundtable to write a letter to Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Mary Sanchez

NFL must play lead role to end the abuse of women

Despite all of the angst in the NFL right now, when it comes to domestic violence, the discussion is lame and frustrating. We can create all the shelters and women-be-smart programs we want, but we wouldn’t really be addressing the root of the problem: men. We wouldn’t be asking the people to step up who could really make a difference but aren’t: men.

Mary Sanchez

The ill effects of politics on health care

With the November midterm elections approaching, health care is one issue that voters ought to weigh heavily. Is your choice for office trying to make political points for his or her ideology, or are they really looking out for the health care of you and your loved ones?

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