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Extending King’s economic agenda
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Extending King’s economic agenda
Soon after attending to the implementation of the civil rights legislative gains, King turned to the Poor People’s campaign.
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Opinion
An apology for racial profiling is not enough
This is the Trump era. That means that there are legions of managers and employees of big and little firms who see absolutely nothing wrong in eyeing black patrons in businesses as interlopers and even potential criminals.
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The loss of common courtesy
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The loss of common courtesy
Everyone benefits from thoughtful behavior. Being a good neighbor inspires others to do likewise, then everybody wins. A good New Year’s resolution is to be thoughtful and considerate of others in the neighborhood.
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Opinion
Why Change to an Elected School Committee Can’t Wait
Democracy isn’t perfect, but disenfranchisement is far worse. It’s past time for Boston to return to an elected school committee.
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Opinion
Making a case against ‘Individual-1’ stick
Federal prosecutors in New York brand Trump “Individual-1.” They say he made illegal hush money payments and had illegal dealings with Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential campaign through his indicted attorney, Michael Cohen. In a client-attorney contract and relationship, attorneys are strictly prohibited from taking any action on their client’s behalf without their permission, agreement and direction. Yet, Trump’s legal mouthpiece so far is the one who has taken the fall for Trump’s crimes.
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Opinion
‘Green Book’ underscores history of segregation
Now archived in libraries and stored as memorabilia of a time past, the Green Book has passed into history, but structural racism has not. A persistent, truth-seeking set of questions will manifest the evidence of its existence today time and time again.
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Police changes confront new commissioner
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Police changes confront new commissioner
Mayor Marty Walsh’s appointment of William Gross as Boston’s police commissioner was well received by those residents who are eager for racial diversity in the city administration. However, it is good to remember that change often brings conflict. There are presently a number of changes confronting Boston’s police force.
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Why the ACLU is suing the Boston Police over its gang database
Violence has been a common strategy of whites to impede black economic progress. In addition to economic attacks on black towns, racial discrimination against individual black entrepreneurs has made it difficult for blacks to prosper in private enterprise.
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U.S. history of opposition to black business growth
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U.S. history of opposition to black business growth
Violence has been a common strategy of whites to impede black economic progress. In addition to economic attacks on black towns, racial discrimination against individual black entrepreneurs has made it difficult for blacks to prosper in private enterprise.
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Opinion
A heterogeneous community
Social acceptance of racial diversity has been retarded by the mistaken belief that so-called African Americans belong to one coherent racial group. In fact, black opinions are heterogeneous.
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Editorial
GOP voter suppression poses grave danger to Democrats in 2020
New Jersey Democratic Senator Corey Booker flatly called the Georgia gubernatorial election a theft for GOP winner Brian Kemp. This was not partisan hyperbole. Thousands of eligible votes weren’t registered, were tossed, discounted, or ignored. The process was only slightly less muddled and outrageous in Florida where there were also widespread reports of irregularities, incompetence, fraud and manipulation.
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One human family
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One human family
All human beings belong to one species. We might look different and have different color hair and eyes, but we nonetheless all belong to one family. That’s too many for Thanksgiving dinner but not too many for human love.
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