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In defense of diversity
A coalition of Asian organizations have joined the lawsuit against Harvard University for alleged racial discrimination in admissions. They charge that less qualified applicants of other races have received acceptance letters denied to Asians only because of bigotry against Asians.
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Inequality and luxury high-rises
It is an open secret that multi-millionaires and billionaires, many of them foreign buyers, are purchasing luxury condos across Boston. Some are inhabiting these properties, but the majority are being deployed as global “wealth storage units,” a place to park assets that will hopefully hold their value in volatile economic times.
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The pursuit of one’s rights is justified
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The pursuit of one’s rights is justified
Those who are angered by Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem would have to conclude that the extensive pattern of police assaults against unarmed black men do not justify such protest.
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The tormenting questions about the slaying of Botham Jean
Dallas police chief Renee Hall looked perplexed at her news conference, fielding questions about the slaying of Botham Jean in his own apartment by then unnamed and unidentified Dallas police officer. That was the first problem. Just who was the cop who killed Jean?
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Looks like times have changed
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Looks like times have changed
Now is the best time for activists to increase efforts to change the culture of the police. Last week a jury in Dallas County Texas convicted a police officer for killing a 15-year-old unarmed black boy, and they sentenced former officer Roy Oliver to 15 years in prison.
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Willing victims of the great con
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Willing victims of the great con
How realistic was it for anyone to believe that a man who arrived in his personal Boeing 757, with his name emblazoned on the fuselage, was committed to the effort of improving the economic status of working class Americans?
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When John McCain got it right and wrong on race
John McCain had the rare distinction of doing something politicians almost never do. He admitted that he was wrong, terribly wrong. He also did something that politicians also rarely don’t do and that’s candidly discuss an issue that he was wrong on.
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Vote Tuesday, Sept. 4!
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Vote Tuesday, Sept. 4!
The oft-repeated message about the importance of the black vote seems to be finally taking hold. Analysis of the past two elections for president indicates that blacks vote in presidential elections at a rate equivalent to whites. However, in off-year elections and in primaries, the vote by blacks often declines.
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Cheers to Omarosa for coming in out of the Trump cold
The real reason Omarosa deserves a bit of a back pat is her book. In between the non-stop vilification of it and her from many corners, it does confirm that Trump is a ruthless, take-no-prisoner racial provocateur.
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Boston’s unusual history
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Boston’s unusual history
Boston’s tradition of a multiracial affiliation for full equality continues. It’s a Boston thing that survives despite persistent vestiges of racial discrimination.
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Time to take action on campus
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Time to take action on campus
Kanoute’s experience, like those of Lolade Siyonbola (an African-American student at Yale who was reported for napping in a common room) and Kanewakeron and Skanahwati Gray (Native American brothers who were questioned by police during a college tour in Colorado), is part of a deeply troubling pattern of suspicious neighbors, classmates and passersby calling the police on people of color for going about their everyday lives.
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Voters in 7th Congressional District must choose wisely
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Voters in 7th Congressional District must choose wisely
The sophisticated voter must treat the September election as decisive. Since the candidates hold similar positions on the political issues, voters must decide whether the fact that Pressley is a woman and is black is sufficient to outweigh Capuano’s record of achievement.
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