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  • Our Nation Of Immigrants Forgets Its Past

    Lady Liberty's lamp has been lowered. Its light flickering. The huddled masses are no longer wanted — be they tired or poor, be they homeless or hungry, be they adults or children threatened and yearning to breathe free. The welcome light has...
  • New Mantra For The NBA — Sportsmanship

    Crisp passing, an international roster, teamwork and a story line of redemption for last year's crushing defeat — these were, for many, the most impressive features of the recent NBA Finals in which the San Antonio Spurs dismantled the Miami Heat....
  • Fireworks Release A Shower Of Memories

    They lifted their heads as the first round of fireworks kissed the night sky. A year ago, my two youngest daughters, 6 and 4, stood in the Hamden Plaza parking lot, along with one of their two older sisters. Though we were a mile away from where the...
  • Put Bieber Joke In Context ... Yep, That Was Racist

    Put Bieber Joke In Context ... Yep, That Was Racist
    Dear Justin Bieber: The policy of the paper I write for is to never use that word you used in that god-awful joke you told about why black people are afraid of chain saws. But sometimes when teaching about fire, and this is a word I am studying...
  • The Times Have Caught Up With Racists

    More than a century ago, then-Mississippi Gov. James K. Vardaman, in a speech in Poplarville, Miss., said: "If it is necessary, every Negro in the state will be lynched." His words in 1907 sparked no public storm of condemnation from the state's white...
  • Michael Hawley, Iraq Veteran, Co-founded Loose Collective Of Artists

    Michael Hawley, Iraq Veteran, Co-founded Loose Collective Of Artists
    Michael Hawley's father was in the Coast Guard, his uncles served in Vietnam, and his grandfather served in World War II. His great-grandfather was a major general, a top-ranked Army surgeon during World War II. In fact, Hawley can trace his ancestors'...
  • Did Michael Sam's Kiss Cause Colorblindness?

    Did Michael Sam's Kiss Cause Colorblindness?
    I heard them behind me. "Eehehh!" they said quietly. I glanced over my shoulder and saw two white girls responding to an interracial kiss on the screen. I presumed in the darkness of the movie theater, they did not notice my color. Or perhaps what...
  • Certify Work Skills Of Returning Veterans

    Veterans returning to Connecticut face significant obstacles getting the licenses and educational credit they need to transition back to civilian life. These barriers have devastating consequences for returning service members, their households and our...
  • Getting Everyone To Talk About The N-Word

    "That's why I know no son or daughter of mine will ever be a nigger." — Ned (Thalmus Rasulala), from "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" You know how once you start to focus on something, it seems to pop up everywhere? So it was before I...
  • NFL Right To Blow Whistle On Vile Word

    I am standing on the field of the surreal. I am waiting to see how many brothers will not line up alongside Richard Sherman in a goal line defense of black NFL players' right to call their brothers — niggas. Sherman is the cornerback of the...
  • In Barry Bonds' Defense, There's Viagra

    It struck me as presumptuous and self-righteous that columnist Bill O'Reilly blasted the San Francisco Giants earlier this month for allowing Barry Bonds to return as a hitting coach for a week. In O'Reilly's view, Bonds is an unrepentant cheater who...