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.
I love it here. My family legacy is here in Roxbury. No matter where you live, you can always come home to Roxbury. — Randall Tatum, Utility Worker, Mansfield
America is suffering from a substantial wealth gap. A small number of residents control a disproportionate amount of the nation’s wealth. With the publication of “The Color of Wealth in Boston” report, the issue of wealth disparity took a shocking ...
Little attention has been given to the role of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in exposing the egregious discrimination in the voting rights of blacks.
The popularly-held view of police as protectors and servants doesn’t ring true for blacks
None of this has slowed down the rate of police shootings. There are a lot of sick police officers. Some real deranged dudes. — Craig Campbell, Clinician, Dorchester
A recent Australian experiment documented preferential treatment whites receive, a rare glimpse at the seldom studied but pervasive privileges afforded whites.
This winter the media’s been ablaze with stories about racist, homophobic and sexist slurs being hurled this way and that by college students and other adults. Revealingly, those that have captured the most attention all involve black Americans as the ...
More opportunities and better-paying jobs for the people who live in the community. — Jerome Walker, Barber, Roxbury
Americans should begin to talk diplomatically with one another to discover a way to end this debilitating racial conflict for the good of the country.