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A usurpation of Fourth Amendment rights
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A usurpation of Fourth Amendment rights
Bloomberg’s apology is an admission that stop-and-frisk has failed. Black leaders who oppose the practice should present their protest from the perspective of an excessive violation of the Fourth Amendment rights to privacy.
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The Founding Fathers’ unfinished business
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The Founding Fathers’ unfinished business
So in November of 2019, Americans are still debating which immigrants shall be permitted to become citizens, what democratic privileges will be available to all, and how the economic might of the nation will contribute to the American lifestyle.
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Defending American democracy
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Defending American democracy
The American democratic system has come under assault at both ends — from the ballot box to the three-branch system of government.
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Only a regal usage allowed
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Only a regal usage allowed
The history of Nubia is so sacrosanct that its name should not be sullied by applying it to inappropriate places. While there has been considerable improvement in the development of Dudley Square, it is still a work in progress.
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John Conyers: a champion for civil rights
While a congressional leader for the Democratic Party, Conyers was always aware of the prominent role he played for blacks everywhere in America.
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Violent suppression of equality in Mississippi
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Violent suppression of equality in Mississippi
The concept of “freedom and justice for all” is too lofty a principal for many Americans to embrace. Evidence of this incapacity is the continued vandalism of the memorial to Emmett Till, even though it has been established that he was innocent of the alleged misconduct that provoked his lynching.
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Baker should set higher standards for police professionalism
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Baker should set higher standards for police professionalism
Every legislative session, politicians discuss and debate proposed changes to the many policies that govern the nation’s institutions. Taxes, health insurance, education, criminal justice, child care, Social Security adjustments and farm benefits are some of the issues often on the agenda. Notoriously absent, however, is any real discussion on altering the culture of the municipal or state police.
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A universal ‘us versus them’ mentality
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A universal ‘us versus them’ mentality
One wonders what induces some whites to assault blacks violently even though there is not apparent provocation. Why would whites turn out for a lynching party? The simple assertion of racism does not answer the question. Conflicts stretching back centuries in the past have influenced the status of the Kurds in the Middle East, but there is little history of black violence against whites in America.
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Vote ‘no’ on Nubian Square
Now we have a committee foolishly insisting that “it is time to rename Dudley Square, Nubian Square.” Many longtime Roxbury residents are unwilling to support the change. They will vote “NO” on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
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No easy answers in Dallas cop conviction
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No easy answers in Dallas cop conviction
One important lesson to be learned is that blacks ought not damage the effort to reduce criminal sentences to more reasonable levels by imposing racial considerations to the sentencing levels.
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Affirmative action: safe for now
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Affirmative action: safe for now
There was an enormous sigh of relief across the country when Federal District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs issued her ruling in the case brought to end affirmative action admissions at Harvard University.
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Voluntary powerlessness
Only 11 percent of Boston’s registered voters went to the polls for the recent preliminary election. And only 9.97 percent of Ward 12 voters, a predominantly black district, deigned to show up. Apparently the community did not get the memo requiring inveterate participation in order to develop political power.
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