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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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A betrayal of GOP values
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A betrayal of GOP values
Republican leaders who tolerate Donald Trump’s obsession with building a border wall thereby impugn the integrity of the party’s basic philosophy. They are also responsible for inspiring Trump to consider violating the sacrosanct constitutional distinction between the authority of the president and the Congress.
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Clearly, Trump doesn’t have our backs
Blacks have always expected that political leaders, while tolerating bigotry, would nonetheless protect the interests of the nation throughout the world. The disorganization and incompetence of the Trump administration has generated considerable anxiety among some blacks about our nation’s security.
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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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A Trump trick that backfired
Michael Flynn’s lawyers accepted Judge Sullivan’s offer to postpone the sentencing hearing for 90 days. Everyone knows that the judge in a courtroom has extraordinary power, but some critics have criticized the demeanor of Judge Sullivan. However, Flynn’s attack on the FBI is what created a judicial controversy. One wonders whether racial hostility is implicit in the criticism of Judge Sullivan.
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Racial discrimination a threat to Boston’s economic prosperity
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Racial discrimination a threat to Boston’s economic prosperity
Boston residents cannot afford to lose talented workers because of someone’s bigotry. Innocent citizens should not have to bear the brunt of others’ illegal racial discrimination.
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Paucity of skilled workers presents an opportunity
According to a recent report by Deloitte, there will be as many as 2.4 million skilled jobs that will not be filled by 2028.
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No deception in Warren’s Indian ancestry claim
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No deception in Warren’s Indian ancestry claim
These days, more and more prominent people are acknowledging their multiracial roots. Sen. Elizabeth Warren should certainly suffer no disadvantage because she was one of those willing to do so.
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Technology compromises personal privacy rights
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Technology compromises personal privacy rights
American citizens usually protest vehemently against any conduct that they believe curtails their civil rights granted by the U.S. Constitution. But strangely enough, the people seem to be willing to surrender passively the Fourth Amendment rights to be secure in one’s person. There has been no protest against the invasion of individual privacy by digital technology.
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Prison reform a work in progress
For decades the U.S. has imprisoned a higher percentage of its residents than any other country. It has always seemed inconsistent for the nation of “liberty and justice for all” to have so many people in jail.
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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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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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