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  • Counting Americans of Middle Eastern, North African descent

    WASHINGTON For many Americans, checking the right box on the U.S. Census form is a reflexive gesture, whether it's marking "black," "white," "Hispanic," "Asian," "American Indian" or all of the above. But for Americans of Middle Eastern and North African...
  • 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...
  • Funeral planned for Missouri teen shot by police as clashes persist

    Funeral planned for Missouri teen shot by police as clashes persist
    Police said early on Tuesday they came under heavy gunfire and arrested 31 people during another night of racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago. Funeral...
  • Consequences in Ferguson, Mo.

    We in America have always fought to preserve freedom and the rights granted under our Constitution. The Constitution grants the right of assembly, demonstration and protest. We are have been inundated with the news of rioting, looting and arson in...
  • In response to Ferguson, Obama orders review of police use of military hardware

    In response to Ferguson, Obama orders review of police use of military hardware
    President Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern at how such equipment has been used during racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. The president ordered the examination of federal...
  • Redskins name controversy heralds another season of discontent

    Redskins name controversy heralds another season of discontent
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amanda Blackhorse decided one afternoon to attend a rally outside a game between the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins. Being a member of the Navajo nation, she felt it was her duty to protest the use of Native...
  • 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...
  • Can Americans confront their fear of blackness?

    To the editor: Erin Aubry Kaplan poses a very serious question, a question we all need to ask ourselves. ("Seeing Michael Brown," Op-Ed, Aug. 18) After the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a handful of my fellow high school students, an equal mix...
  • Shock and awe in Ferguson

    For those of us who lived through the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, and for all of us who remember the Trayvon Martin murder, just two years ago, events surrounding the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown look all too familiar. As Yogi...
  • Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Mo., rooted in his civil rights pledge

    Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Mo., rooted in his civil rights pledge
    Eric H. Holder Jr.'s planned trip Wednesday to the center of riot-torn Ferguson, Mo., in many ways began 5 1/2 years ago, when he became the nation's first African American attorney general and pledged to make federal civil rights enforcement a hallmark...
  • Newport News police chief consulted on defusing Ferguson tensions

    Newport News police chief consulted on defusing Ferguson tensions
    Newport News Police Chief Richard Myers was one of several police chiefs from around the nation asked to share advice with a team of Missouri state police on how to defuse the tensions in Ferguson, Mo. Myers has experience with tense community...