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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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Opinion
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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Opinion
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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Editorial
Exam schools demand academic excellence
Fellow alumni of Boston Latin School used to greet one another as survivors of an intense academic barrage. In the old days, students admitted to the sixth class were told at the welcoming assembly, “Look to the left and to the right. Only one of you will make it to the graduation ceremony.”
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Opinion
Living within a lie
White supremacists are now attacking critical race theory, hoping to destroy the truth and force all of us to continue to live within a lie.
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Rank economic oppression
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Editorial
Rank economic oppression
According to the New York Times, there are presently no Blacks among the 128 members of the Jockey Club, and there are only five Black staff among their 286 employees. The Jockey Club demonstrates how to curtail Blacks from expanding in an industry in which whites believe they should have exclusive ownership.
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It’s time to curb America’s Wild West mentality
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Editorial
It’s time to curb America’s Wild West mentality
The U.S. Supreme Court now has a case before it to determine whether a state law restricting the right to carry a gun violates an individual’s privileges under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
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Opinion
A Chauvin conviction still won’t prove the system works
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin got his day in court. He was able to put on a plausible defense that George’s Floyd’s death did not come at his hands (or knee) but because of Floyd’s prior severe medical conditions.
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Opinion
Blacks face an unequal recovery
After more than a year of COVID-19, the nation’s collective ability to cope with dual public health and economic crises has diminished many consumers’ ability to remain financially stable.
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Editorial
It pays to keep property values up
Not everyone can afford the cost of living in a high-rent area, but it is good to acquire the practice and etiquette of doing so in order to be ready to buy your dream house when the opportunity arises.
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