The Republican Party doesn’t have a lunatic fringe. It has a lunatic center: a core bloc of white voters and officeholders whose extreme conservatism leads them to repeatedly indulge in outlandish conspiracy theories and, more seriously, propose and enact legislation ...
Definitely computer skills, language skills and business skills, regardless of what field you go into. — Sherea McLaughlin, Child Care, Dorchester
The economy has improved so the unemployment rate for young college graduates has declined, but unemployment is still too high for black graduates.
The neo-liberal Washington consensus, from the International Monetary Fund to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, has concluded that the pressing challenge today is rising inequality in income and wealth. And, as all students of inequality understand, the United ...
A lack of opportunity. You look at education, and they don’t have the resources that are afforded to students in more affluent areas. — William Watkins, Project Manager, Roxbury
With high profile police killings of unarmed blacks increasingly publicized through cell phone videos, the public may no longer be willing to support the exorbitant salaries many officers earn.
The institutional and political resources devoted to creating and maintaining a sizeable class of poor black people whether in populous urban centers like Baltimore or small cities and towns like Ferguson become obvious at moments like this.
Black people need to stop abusing each other. Black people ain’t got no respect for themselves. That’s why they refer to each other using the n-word. — William Speight, Retired, Roxbury
The Baltimore protests, and the violent police incidents that precipitated them, raise important questions about racially discriminatory policing.
The exonerations of death row inmates underscore how widespread are the terrible flaws of America’s criminal justice system, and especially its ultimate evil: the death penalty.
I don’t like the way the cops treated that guy. They should react. If a riot is the only way they get recognition, so be it. — Fred Lee, Retired, Dorchester
For some time the nation has been concerned about police violence against black men. Since the police officers involved were the white minions of a white government, it was assumed that the incidents were simply racial oppression. Then came the ...
During the civil rights era, outstanding black athletes were often called upon to use their celebrity for the cause of racial equality. For various reasons, some failed to answer the call, but those who did attained heroic stature. The consequences ...
At a time when men of their vintage would be seeking greater leisure, Cecil and Kenneth Guscott have just launched a major real estate development project for Dudley Square.
It's getting so predictable you can mail the script in. A young, or not so young, unarmed African-American is gunned down by a cop. It makes brief news -- except the news is not really news but the script.