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He didn’t ‘act alone’
A recent study found that 1 in 3 Americans, presumably white Americans, are convinced that there is a move afoot by unnamed conspirators to replace them.
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Opinion
BPS needs real accountability, not state intervention
Several weeks of reports about the Mission Hill School were followed by a bag of bullets found outside of a school, then a bullet found in a different school bathroom in what seemed like a movie scene. What has been most evident over the past few weeks is the Boston Public Schools’ central office leadership has failed to create a comprehensive crisis response plan and it continues to be needed more than ever.
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The right candidate for the job?
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The right candidate for the job?
There is one office that requires special qualifications, and the voters alone have to determine which of the candidates is most likely to serve the public interests the best. That post is district attorney.
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Opinion
Our country, founded on cheap labor
There are those among the wealthy who want to buy our labor as cheaply as possible so that they can have as much as possible. And they do this by keeping cheap laborers believing we are one another’s enemies.
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My school was rightly convicted, but the sentence is wrong
I am a Mission Hill School parent. My family loves the school, and my daughter has thrived in her four years there. Yet our community must now face a cognitive dissonance — loving and devoted educational leaders failed to prioritize the safety of vulnerable children.
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An overdue improvement to American democracy
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An overdue improvement to American democracy
Former President Trump appointed three conservative justices to the Supreme Court, tilting the balance of the body. Trump would not have been seated as president were it not for the Electoral College, which put him in office despite losing the popular vote by more than 3 million votes.
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Massachusetts needs free college for all
The most important event in the modern history of higher education was largely ignored last week when the state of New Mexico passed a law making college free for all of its residents.  With support from Republicans and Democrats, this state of about 2 million residents became the first in America to extend the promise of public education beyond K-12.
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With Austin in charge, Biden defends democracy
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With Austin in charge, Biden defends democracy
While the Democrats presently have margin in the House of Representatives (221-209), the U.S. Senate is already equally divided, but two Democratic senators, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, can already not be relied upon to vote for issues supported by President Biden. Consequently, Blacks should expect the president to have difficulty implementing “Build Back Better” programs that are opposed by Republicans.
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Opinion
The LA riots, 30 years after the flames
It’s a ritual with me. On the 10th, 20th, 25th, and now the 30th anniversary of the L.A. riots, I visit several of the same burned-out empty lots in South L.A. I ask: “Why, years after the riots, are these empty lots where thriving businesses once stood still empty today?”
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Editorial
It’s a time of cruel war
Blacks have been protesting against racial abuse in America for centuries. White discrimination against Blacks is considered to be endemic. Only recently have Blacks become aware that violence by whites is even more extensive. Some of those supporting the Black Lives Matter campaign were surprised to learn that the police also kill a substantially greater number of unarmed whites than Blacks.
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Develop models for success
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Develop models for success
A common attribute of human beings everywhere is the desire to be respected by members of one’s family and have a place within the tribal structure. Rejection can provoke a violent reaction. Youngsters involved in violence are often known to assert that they are responding to being disrespected. It has been difficult for Blacks to be able to maintain respectful treatment in America.
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A potential divide in the Black community
The Black population in the United States is substantial, but its significance has diminished somewhat over the years with the growth of the Hispanic and Asian populations. Nonetheless Blacks have retained their political clout by voting as a united bloc for liberal candidates.
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