A pattern of income inequality is destroying the middle class and the American way of life, and it is afflicting whites as well as blacks.
The cases of Marlene Pinnock, beaten by a California Highway Patrol officer and Eric Garner, killed by a New York City Police officer, illustrate the intractability of police violence against blacks.
For working class people, employers don’t want to pay you what your job is worth. You can’t live off the wages they pay. It’s greed. The less they pay, the more they make. — Anthony Raines, Baggage Agent, Roxbury
A majority of small business owners recognize the importance of good-paying jobs in supporting local economies
Law enforcement turned a blind eye on the criminal conduct of bankers and financiers whose misdeeds precipitated the financial collapse of 2008, yet overzealous prosecution of non-violent offenders in the U.S. has given the country the dubious distinction of having ...
Lack of education and employment opportunities. People are frustrated and they commit crimes. — Doreen Warfield, Customer Service, Roxbury
Republicans speak in favor of immigration reform while opposing Obama administration measures
Banner endorses Steve Grossman’s campaign for governor
Getting these young people jobs. Somebody needs to help them. —Lenny Mitchell, Retired, Dorchester
The belief held by many whites that poverty is a black problem diverts attention from the widening gap between the nation’s wealthy and the middle class
The US Supreme Court has undermined Obama administration policy in multiple decisions
It’s been going on for years. It’s a question that’s never been answered. —Alicia Reeves-Cobb, Retired, Dorchester
NAACP official outlines threats to black voting rights
While many in the U.S. media have criticized President Barak Obama for his decision to withdraw troops from Iraq, the president made sound policy decisions to protect U.S. troops
Black voters in Mississippi crossed party lines to block a Tea Party candidate from winning the Republican primary