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Harvard makes scapegoat of Sullivan
The Harvard University administration presented a damaging example to the students by terminating the faculty dean Ronald S. Sullivan Jr.
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America’s dangerous gullibility
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America’s dangerous gullibility
Over the years Donald Trump has created the appearance that he is a successful business man. While he always seemed to have sufficient funds to afford an expensive standard of living, a recent report by the New York Times caused the collapse of that grandiose image.
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Impeachment — an involved process
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Impeachment — an involved process
The ultimate device to remove a flawed president is the next election, but four years between elections can be a long time to wait. The Founding Fathers anticipated earlier removal, but impeachment is wisely not so simple that it can become a normal strategy for reversing an unfortunate election result.
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Medicare for All: A shared benefit
Medicare for All is a primary issue for Sen. Bernie Sanders. At the very least, Americans should learn more about the problem as he campaigns.
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A mean-spirited slap at immigrants
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A mean-spirited slap at immigrants
Many view the Trump administration’s policy as little more than another mean spirited attack on undocumented immigrants. Public services for them would be less.
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Notre Dame cathedral and world history
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Notre Dame cathedral and world history
Sophisticated people from around the world were shocked by the specter of the Cathedral of Notre Dame engulfed in flames. For centuries the cathedral has stood along Paris’ Seine River as one of the guardians of the achievements of Western civilization. Although it was on French territory, it has always been significant to all of European culture.
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A renewed resolution for success
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A renewed resolution for success
There must be an organized effort to encourage the most promising black students to prepare for the exam school test. Academic success will inspire the young to begin the arduous search for their purpose in life.
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NAACP comes home to Boston
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NAACP comes home to Boston
The NAACP was established in 1910 with Moorefield Storey as president. He was a Harvard educated constitutional lawyer from Roxbury, and a descendant of the early immigrants to America. Also, the NAACP’s first local branch was established in Boston, a strategic choice because Boston had been the center of national efforts to end slavery. It is appropriate for the NAACP to schedule its 2020 national convention in Boston as America confronts a pivotal presidential election.
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A losing attitude
Commentary on the failure of a reasonable number of black students to be admitted to Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan has not yet reached the point of declaring that there is a deficiency in black culture that fails to motivate youth to pursue academic excellence.
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Poor whites are being conned out of health care
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Poor whites are being conned out of health care
The Republicans now threaten to eliminate the Affordable Care Act. This is contrary to what Trump has promised, but it is certainly what conservatives would want. However, the availability of health insurance under the ACA induced many to ignore that this boon came from Barack Obama.
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Elusive remedies for historical grievances
Those expecting reparations to uplift the spirit and creativity of African Americans are probably underestimating the cumulative damage to the human psyche from sustained oppression.
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Cheating, not diversity, is unfair
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Cheating, not diversity, is unfair
African American parents often advise their children that they will have to work much harder than whites in order to achieve. That is the older generation’s way of preparing their progeny for the unfair treatment they will encounter in society. Consequently, the scandal of bribery admissions to select universities came as no surprise to blacks, but the brazenly fraudulent strategies to enter colleges has shocked many middle class whites.
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