Mark Racho

Mark Racho writes from New York City.

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  • The New Bowdler's
    June 1997

    The New Bowdler's

    So there is a new Fowler, or rather a Burchfield. It joins the list of beloved reference works corrupted or destroyed to placate our ignorance and our political sensibilities. Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable had many of its supposedly dated items excised to make room for television trivia.

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  • February 1997

    Paying the Dane-Geld at Texaco

    In 1994, two employees filed a lawsuit against the oil company Texaco, claiming that they had been denied promotion because of their race. Such suits are common now, and this one garnered little media attention until, in late 1996, the New York Times broke the news of the Texaco tapes.

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  • October 1996

    Boxing at the Garden

    Imagine this scenario: at the end of a boxing match between two fighters— one white, the other, a visiting African black—the black boxer, clearly winning the fight, is disqualified on dubious technical grounds.

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  • July 1996

    McCarthyism in Manhattan

    Last August I wrote an article in these pages, "Radio Days," in which I described WABC talk radio as the only conservative voice to be heard in New York City and the tri-state area. That voice is now gone; although WABC remains on the air, the station has lost its teeth.

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  • August 1995

    Radio Days

    For those who love radio, spinning the dial in search of intelligent life in the American ether can be a disheartening experience.

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  • Where Have the Women All Gone?
    May 1995

    Where Have the Women All Gone?

    It is difficult to tell precisely when the corruption set in; a misogynist might reply sardonically "the Garden of Eden," but I love the ladies too well to join the crabby ranks of woman-haters through the ages, so my judgment must be more considered, though romantic, and I am forced to choose a time before I was born—the 1960's . . .

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  • April 1995

    Generation X

    Generation X, to which I belong, is a pious generation. You can easily become alienated from it unless you adopt the correct attitudes. Without the sociopolitical skills that today masquerade as good manners, it is quite possible to talk one's way into trouble.

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