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  • State Board Finalizing Report On Racial Profiling By Police

    HARTFORD — Connecticut is poised to release a comprehensive statewide report on racial profiling by police early next month. Members of the Racial Profiling Advisory Board have been meeting for more than two years to devise a fair and accurate way...
  • Like an old soldier maybe the Redskins mascot will slowly fade away

    Neil Cavuto, a broadcaster with the Fox Business Network, can't be blamed for looking askance at the decision by the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office for cancelling the Washington professional football team's ownership of the name "Redskins" and the...
  • Raising a black son

    Raising a black son
    With the fatal shooting of Michael Brown and the ensuing unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and the shooting of Ezell Ford here in Los Angeles, I cried remembering the three words that challenged me three years ago. “It’s a boy!” As those...
  • Racial prejudice and militarized cops are a bad mix [Commentary]

    Racial prejudice and militarized cops are a bad mix [Commentary]
    The killing of a young black man by a police officer inĀ Ferguson, Mo., and the subsequent military-style police response to protests has illuminated two very disturbing phenomena. One is older than our republic -- racial prejudice -- and the other is...
  • Ask Amy: Man wants to reinvent his dating life

    Ask Amy: Man wants to reinvent his dating life
    Dear Amy: I am a 32-year-old male. I have been in a string of monogamous relationships for the past 18 years, the shortest of which was one year and the longest, ending in divorce two years ago, was 81/2 years. All of my relationships (5 in total) were...
  • A necessary conversation [Commentary]

    A necessary conversation [Commentary]
    I would like to write my sons a love letter about peace and post-racial living, of a wonderful time when all people move freely, of a place where black bodies are not endangered and black life is not criminalized. But that is not my story, and it is not...
  • Surprising Primary Guests: Race And Class

    Midterm elections as a rule do not inspire much interest or excitement. The majority of the recent party primary contests in Connecticut adhered to this rule, but two were noticeable exceptions. In both, race or class unexpectedly showed up. Race was an...
  • Ferguson and our stubborn racial divide

     Ferguson and our stubborn racial divide
    Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Back then, it was reasonable to expect that by 2014, America would be a fully integrated nation in which equality prevailed. But as the events in Ferguson,...
  • Obama's other role: An uncommon scold

    Obama's other role: An uncommon scold
    Riots in Ferguson, Mo., draw President Barack Obama into a familiar, although unwritten, part of his job description: a blend of national healer and scold-in-chief. It's always risky for a president to get involved in local disputes. But everybody looks...
  • Group removes tweet comparing Michigan official to George Wallace

    A Twitter post made by a pro-charter lobbying group comparing Michigan schools Superintendent Mike Flanagan to iconic racist George Wallace has been removed after harsh criticism from social media users. On Thursday, the Great Lakes Education Project,...
  • Ferguson unrest reflects decades of racial tension in St. Louis area

    The roots of the racial unrest that has racked Ferguson, Mo., this week go back more than a century in a region that has had one foot planted in the Midwest and another in the South, historians and sociologists say. "The St. Louis metropolitan area...