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White supremacy’s culture war
For more than 1,500 years, Europeans and their cultural descendants have been defining reality for the people they have subjugated around the world.
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Why Newsom drew the fire
Just why did California Governor Gavin Newsom draw voter fire? The short answer is two-fold. One, the GOP cannot, bar a miracle, win a statewide office in a state, California, where they are seen by some as seemingly on the verge of extinction. They make up barely a quarter of the state’s voters.
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Boston’s next mayor must follow through and abolish the BPDA
The BPDA (Boston Planning and Development Agency) is an outdated, unaccountable entity that prevents us from building a more just and climate-ready city. It’s time to abolish the BPDA, transfer its land to city control, and create a real Planning department that answers to the people of Boston.
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America’s growing diversity a threat to white supremacy
The shrinking of the white majority in America has agitated a certain portion of the population that sees a threat in the rising tide of black and brown people.
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The GOP watchword on Harris: attack, attack, attack
It started almost the instant that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announced that California senator Kamala Harris was his VP pick in 2020. The “it” was the sniping, rumor-mongering, and flat-out attacks on Harris.
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Opinion
The GOP plot to take back the White House and more
The GOP’s relentless war on alleged rampant voter fraud targets not thousands, as many critics have noted, but millions of eligible voters.
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After Juneteenth, what does this 4th of July mean?
This July 4th, America will celebrate 245 years of independence from British rule. However, when President Joe Biden signed into law Juneteenth as a  federal holiday, it forces Americans to take a sterner look at what this July 4th means.
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Support Boston’s small businesses
Small businesses are what make Boston the city we know and love, and my administration is working tirelessly to make sure they are front and center in our economic recovery.
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One year later, the George Floyds continue to mount up
Cops are sending a deadly message that Chauvin will in no way change things. Their message: Police will continue to police in mostly minority communities the same way, up to and including the use of force.
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Editorial
High standards of conduct apply to everyone in public life
Major employees for big companies are now required to comply with high standards of racial equality. Past misconduct can be disqualifying regardless of the race of the applicant.
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Stop funding Israeli war crimes
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Opinion
Stop funding Israeli war crimes
As of May 18, 212 Palestinians have been killed by Israel’s latest air raids. More than 58 of those killed were children. This blood is on American hands. The US finances the Israeli military with a colossal $3.8 billion annually — and that’s just direct funding.
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Despite Chauvin verdict Blacks remain unsafe
Following the unanimous triple-guilty pronouncement that a Minneapolis jury handed former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, President Joe Biden spoke to the country. “Such a verdict is,” he said earnestly and with empathy, “much too rare.” Biden’s assessment contains a crucial detail about why racism is so persistently intractable.
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