I am reminded many times in my research that women are invisible throughout history. While preparing a recent presentation for the women's auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus, I discovered two American women Roman Catholic saints of whom I was not aware.
It didn't have to end this way for Lou Dobbs. He could have been a contender. But Dobbs, a supremely self-confident man who often mentions his Harvard education in private conversation, just wouldn't listen.
We've decided to launch an award to call attention to mainstream figures who make utterly false or statements that have the effect of denigrating an entire group of people. We're calling it the Dobbsy, in honor of Lou Dobbs.