| Jan 11, 2015
| 7:31 PM
Marcus Faella first shaved his head in the early 1990s.
Then 18, Faella and his buddies would pack into their cars and travel to punk-rock concerts and clubs. Usually thrown out after slam-dancing in front of the stage, Faella said that's where skinheads...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:17 PM
Recent events from Ferguson, Mo., to Staten Island, N.Y., might prompt an observer to infer that American cops are racist and that a bigoted white populace tolerates unnecessary lethal force against minorities.
One might also conclude that America has a...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Defending law officers
Friday's side-by-side commentaries on body cams for police should have been from opposing viewpoints, and yet it was as if both guest columnists were members of the same anti-police cabal.
Eric Smaw writes that police "who...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:20 AM
As Cuba prepares to enter its fifth year of economic reforms to jump-start its lumbering economy, many say the changes have had an unintended affect: drawing attention to the sensitive subject of race.
For decades, Cuban officials resisted talk about...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 1:10 PM
A man who tucked a revolver into his waistband before fleeing police claims an Allentown officer used excessive force by continuously shocking him with a Taser, according to a federal lawsuit.
Brian Morgan Jr. also alleges that officer David M. Howells...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:08 PM
A former white supremacist was convicted of murder Thursday in the beating and stabbing death of a black man in the Antelope Valley desert.
A Los Angeles jury deliberated for five hours before finding Richard Phillip Ritchie, 39, guilty of first-degree...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 6:25 PM
As a white person who attended a protest that recently shut down traffic in downtown Fort Lauderdale, I would like to say that Mr. Stein is completely missing the point of these protests.
This country has violently oppressed minorities since its...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:29 AM
A winter of discontent is brewing in America.
Over the last fortnight, large parts of the country have seethed with anger, first at the decision of a grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 8:05 AM
A hush fell over parts of downtown New Haven shortly after noon on Friday as several hundred protesters marched hand-in-hand and in silence to the court house to protest incidents in Ferguson and Staten Island, where police killed black men, and Cleveland...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:30 PM
It's one of the best-known lines of any English-language poet -- Robert Burns' reflection on the upper-class church lady who doesn't realize there's a louse crawling around on her bonnet. "O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us, To see oursels as ithers see...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 2:37 PM
With relations between Jews and Arabs increasingly strained by the recent chain of violence and contentious legislation, the latest victims of hostility are the few trying to coexist in Jerusalem, where vandals set fire to a Jewish-Arab school in the city...