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Omar’s criticism can’t be confused with anti-semitism
During the Civil Rights Movement Jews and blacks were inseparable allies. Both groups wanted the same result — the elimination of legal support for racial and religious discrimination. With the approval of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, that objective was substantially achieved. However, because of the innate hostility to people of color in this country, African Americans had to continue their fight. It was natural for blacks to identify with Rep. Ilhan Omar in her conflict in the Congress over policies in Israel.
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A double standard for Ron Sullivan
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A double standard for Ron Sullivan
Americans have the right to a legal defense when they are charged with a crime. The defendant may engage a lawyer of his choice, or accept a lawyer provided by the jurisdiction if the accused is unable to afford one. This right is so fundamental, it is shocking that Harvard University would question Professor Ronald Sullivan’s willingness to represent Harvey Weinstein in a rape case brought against him.
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Toward a more enlightened health care policy
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Toward a more enlightened health care policy
Having enjoyed the availability of health coverage under Obama’s ACA, working class voters are expected to respond to a campaign by the liberals to improve their health coverage. But with so many working class voters supporting conservative issues, the political backing for improved ACA cannot be assured.
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An inexplicable fascination with blackness
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An inexplicable fascination with blackness
Why do whites want to imitate blacks? An easy answer is that they want to ridicule blacks, but what is really on their minds?
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Donald Callender beat the cheaters fair and square
In Boston, and undoubtedly elsewhere, blacks have been hampered from joining the police force. Even today there are only a few black members of the state police. It was not until the 1950s that Samuel M. Range became the first black trooper and he remained until retirement. At Range’s recent funeral, he was honored for his service in breaking down racial barriers.
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New York botches Amazon deal
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New York botches Amazon deal
What happened in New York? Shortly after Amazon named New York as the site of its new headquarters the company management rescinded the decision. What new circumstances caused the change?
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Words have power
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Words have power
Those pursuing abstract causes have to avoid the improper use of language lest they harm their objectives. That happened to some extent with “affirmative action,” and a careless usage of “socialism” seems to be developing.
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A technological challenge for low-income Americans
It is unreasonable to expect the average person to be ready for whatever change comes.
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The 19th Amendment failed to enfranchise all women
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The 19th Amendment failed to enfranchise all women
An article in the Sunday New York Times entitled “When the suffrage movement sold out” showed how the suffragettes had failed to secure the voting rights of their black sisters in the South. It will be of interest to note whether gender solidarity holds up as the 115th Congress presses forward on controversial issues.
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The primacy of the human bond
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The primacy of the human bond
Despite periodic conflicts, it is far better to reflect on the human commonality between blacks and the Irish rather than revert to the antagonistic mindset that prevailed on North Sentinel Island.
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Unmasking bigotry in the Republican Party
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Unmasking bigotry in the Republican Party
As might be expected, Republican leaders who are embarrassed by King’s outbursts now state that they were unaware of his commitment to white supremacy. But King was the national co-chairman of Ted Cruz’s 2016 presidential effort. When the tide turned the Republican Party essentially renounced an embarrassing congressman.
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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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