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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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Have the police gone rogue?
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Have the police gone rogue?
Blacks believe that racial animosity motivates the police to shoot blacks. Whites seem to grieve the loss of their family members as a result of police action, while still retaining the highest regard for the professional competence of law enforcement.
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A divisive name-change campaign
With so many issues of importance confronting Boston’s black community, it is embarrassing for residents to waste their time on whether the name of Dudley Square should be changed to Nubian Square.
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A plan for transparency
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A plan for transparency
Andrea Campbell, president of the Boston City Council, has proposed the establishment of the office of inspector general to audit and investigate city personnel and organizations receiving funds from the city.
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Roxbury Community College remains true to its mission
RCC will continue its objective to provide the affordable college education that is needed to enable residents to meet the qualifications in a changing employment
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White and black lives matter
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White and black lives matter
One’s rights can be summarily ignored in court, and there is a greater likelihood of being shot by a policeman or imprisoned than is the case for residents of European countries. It is time for whites in America to become aware that “white lives matter,” even for those who aren’t rich.
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A battle for a later date
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A battle for a later date
In order to join the Massachusetts Senate race, Joe Kennedy has to be willing to place at risk the great works he could possibly accomplish.
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High tech costs for health care
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High tech costs for health care
It seems that the great cost of quality medical care has tempered the enthusiasm of those in power to provide medical attention for all Americans.
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