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Opinion
The silent “white” in America
On a recent broadcast of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” viewers witnessed a classic example of the decoupling of people of color from notions of America.
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Opinion
‘The whole truth is Dr. King was a proud and unapologetic Black man’
We know Dr. King as a spiritual and moral leader, scholar and thought leader and early architect of the Civil Rights Movement, yet too often, and especially in January, his legacy is reduced to that of a peaceful protester with a dream.
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Editorial
Forgetting the constitution and their fellow Americans
Americans of an older generation were raised to respect the U.S. Constitution and support rules and regulations to protect and improve the health of American citizens. The Jan. 6 insurrection and the following resistance to Covid-19 vaccination has destroyed both of those basic beliefs.
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Opinion
Why do so many still say no to vaccinations?
Not a day passes without a headline that some noted personality tests positive for COVID. The danger of COVID infection still roars, taking a ravenous toll on thousands. Yet, one figure remains virtually unchanged: Nearly half of Americans still say no to vaccinations.
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Opinion
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: tireless champion for economic justice
On Monday, Jan. 17, the nation will pause to honor the life of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Many will recall the historic civil rights achievements of King, the only Black American to be honored with a national holiday.
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Opinion
LAPD hasn’t learned much about deadly force use
There have been countless reports, recommendations, rule changes, investigations, civilian checks and balances on the LAPD, and Black Live Matters protests. It’s as if none of these things ever happened or meant little-to-nothing. The LAPD’s wanton, reckless, outrageous slaying of 14-year-old Valentina Orellana Peralta is grim testimony to that.
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A solution that won’t help Boston’s housing crisis
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Editorial
A solution that won’t help Boston’s housing crisis
Unfortunately, the policy of cutting construction costs by reducing parking will damage the value of the property of homeowners in the area. Ironically, people with limited income might find it more difficult to solve their parking problem.
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Opinion
Support Nikole Hannah-Jones and The 1619 Project
The 1619 Project sought only to do one thing — start an honest conversation about how toxic attitudes about race have shaped this nation’s past and made America the country it is today.
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Opinion
There’s a method to the GOP’s assault on Harris
Vice President Kamala Harris has had to spend a lot of time lately defending the Biden administration, Democrats, and most importantly herself, from withering criticism.
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Roxbury has had more than it can take
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Opinion
Roxbury has had more than it can take
Mayor Wu’s decision to move people living in tents in the Mass and Cass area into housing is to be applauded; how exactly the city plans to achieve this goal is of great concern to many in Roxbury.
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Opinion
The apotheosis of whiteness
When the crazed insurrectionists surged through the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in an attempt to keep Donald Trump in the White House, high above them, painted on the ceiling of the Capitol’s dome, the slave-owning first president of the United States gazed down on them. This painting is titled “The Apotheosis of Washington.” Apotheosis means “becoming a god.”
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Opinion
Recent trials reflect white fragility
When a predominantly white jury found Gregory and Travis McMichael and William Bryan guilty of felony murder, among other charges in the Ahmaud Arbery case, many assumed justice was served, compared to the Rittenhouse verdict
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