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America betrayed!
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America betrayed!
This conflict demonstrates a fundamental flaw in the political structure of the country. The Founding Fathers expected that affluent white men would run the country’s affairs. Judging from the pedestrian level of some of those Republicans protesting on Jan. 6, that arrangement is satisfactory to them, as long as Blacks are omitted.
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Personal commitment required to fight COVID-19 and race bias
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Personal commitment required to fight COVID-19 and race bias
Those who have so far survived Covid-19 unscathed might well consider on their own how to adjust their discriminatory attitudes toward those of another religion or so-called race.
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A winning attitude
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A winning attitude
Winning in business is similar to winning in sports. You have to develop a well-conceived strategy and you have to have the most talented team.
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Bridging America’s race divide
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Bridging America’s race divide
Trying to achieve collegiality between Blacks and the whites who voted for Trump is complicated. While the members of both groups are American citizens, their differences seem to make them culturally irreconcilable.
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A compendium of ideas for the new administration
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A compendium of ideas for the new administration
With America ravaged by COVID-19 because of Donald Trump’s incompetence, Joe Biden is forced as a new president to focus primarily on developing a strategy to mitigate the pandemic’s damage.
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A turning point for policing in America
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A turning point for policing in America
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts likes to be the national leader of social change. Just setting police standards would be a breakthrough.
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It’s time for Biden’s appeal to ‘build back better’
It is time for Americans to get rid of provincialism and understand that the nation is urbanized, with multiple cultures living side by side in metropolitan areas.
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Democrats: A logical choice for Blacks
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Democrats: A logical choice for Blacks
It is insulting for Trump to suggest that Black voters fail to consider which candidates will provide the greatest advantage to Blacks and are therefore deserving of the Black vote. Such an assertion can be more reasonably directed to white working class voters who support Trump’s Republican Party.
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Roxbury has been home to many ethnic groups
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Roxbury has been home to many ethnic groups
Thanksgiving is a special holiday when families gather to celebrate their good fortune. This practice acknowledges the safe arrival of the Pilgrims in Plymouth in 1620. But this year will be different. The Covid-19 pandemic prevents groups of people, even relatives, from assembling too closely.
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An effort to divide the Black voting bloc?
The Black voter turnout dropped in the 2016 presidential election to 59.6%. This was 7 points lower than the rate of 66.6% four years earlier in 2012. Analysts have concluded that this drop enabled Trump to win four years ago. Some have also concluded that the drop resulted from the loss of Black male voters who had been tricked by digital ads that caused them to lose support for Hillary Clinton.
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Black patriotism is not blind loyalty
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Black patriotism is not blind loyalty
Disparate views on patriotism will continue to divide Blacks and Trumpites, even while a sense of patriotism increases the relationship between Blacks and President Biden. In an earlier statement Biden said “I think about what it takes for a Black person to love America. That is a deep love for this country that has for far too long never been recognized.”
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It’s the Electoral College that hinders the democratic process
This was an unfortunate year to propose the change because Trump had been suggesting irregularities in the election system. Many voters were understandably skittish.
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