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Detroit Free PressIt's a commercial hawking breakfast cereal. That's all. And yet with a simple flourish, the presence of an interracial family, the latest Cheerios ad has incited both remarkable hatred and inspiring support. General Mills had to disable comments on...
The recent findings by the ACLU that cannabis prohibition disproportionally affects black communities is one more reason to end this failed policy. Cannabis prohibition was enacted on racist fear mongering, but that fact is usually not taught in history...
The Hartford CourantSuperior Court Judge E. Curtissa Cofield, suspended for eight months in a drunken-driving incident in 2009, faces a new disciplinary hearing June 19 for allegedly allowing child-protection cases involving 10 foster children to languish. Disciplinary...
As the trial of George Zimmerman plays out in a Sanford courtroom starting Monday, Pastor Sharon Patterson, who founded a small black church in the city, will play an important, and uncommon, role. She will sit a few rows from the jury, watching and...
The Hartford CourantA board of education member has been summoned to a hearing to answer allegations that he made racist comments at three public meetings. School board chairman Chris Pattacini sent a certified letter dated Monday to board member Michael Crockett...
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VarietyKwame Kwei-Armah's play "Beneatha's Place" has turned legit industry heads as part of an ambitious project at Baltimore's Center Stage, which is presenting the new title, inspired by "A Raisin in the Sun," in rep with "Clybourne Park," the Tony and...
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Leonard Pitts"I know this sounds racist, but ..." So goes the subject line on last week's email from Bill, a reader. It seems Bill has an idea. Given that "all of the radical terrorists have been Muslims," he wants the government to mount a program to surveil every...
As a 5-year-old boy in 1950, I looked outside my bedroom window in Yonkers, N.Y., to see my father's image hanging from a tree with people picketing around the tree. My dad was the coach of the New York Knicks and had just signed Nat "Sweetwater"...
The Eastern Shore's civil rights history is not a happy one. From the lynchings of the 1930s to the Cambridge riots of the 1960s, the Shore has struggled with race relations. Much of that is in the past — although perhaps not entirely. In the late...
News crews from other countries will descend upon Sanford, Fla. next week for the opening of the George Zimmerman trial, because the rest of the world is fascinated by America’s preoccupation with race. “Preoccupation” is the...
Thank you Steve Chapman for pointing out the glaring double standard in politics in "Bobby Rush's Racial Slur,” (Column, June 2). What if it had been Sen. Mark Kirk making such a statement? He would right now be fighting for his political life....
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