Pride Parade officials reversing the decision to limit cops from the parade shows how "Blacks have no rights [the SYSTEM] is bound to respect" The reversal of Pride Parade leadership from its earlier decision to “limit” (not exclude) the participation of local cops in this year’s Pride Parade and Festival, makes it clear that disrespect for Black folks is the order of the … [Read more...]
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It is our moral failure that we still tolerate poverty. —Ela Bhatt Something more fundamental than household economics may be reshaping journalistic attitudes toward public issues. Today's top-drawer Washington news people are part of a highly educated, upper-middle-class elite; they belong to the culture for which the American political system works exceedingly well… Their … [Read more...]
Our nation’s budget should reflect our nation’s professed values, but President Trump’s 2018 Federal Budget, “A New Foundation for America’s Greatness,” radically does the opposite. This immoral budget declares war on America’s children, our most vulnerable group, and the foundation of our nation’s current and future economic, military and leadership … [Read more...]
In this political climate hate speech is becoming common use. And there has been an uptick of the use of the N-word, even from the mouths of people one would not expect. While it came as no surprise to most people of color in Boston when last month Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said Fenway fans hurled the N-word at him, much of America, however, was shocked to learn … [Read more...]
The May 21 Sunday Star Tribune has John LaDue posing for a Tribune photographer on the front page. There is no mug shots of LaDue in his orange jumpsuit, but a photo of him in street clothes posing as he looks off into the distance. The Tribune never treated the nine Somali American men who are guilty of lesser crimes than LaDue in this manner. LaDue, a White male, was … [Read more...]