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The erosion of public confidence in police

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.

No justice, no peace

The Baltimore protests, and the violent police incidents that precipitated them, raise important questions about racially discriminatory policing.

Police violence: A corruption of public service

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 ...

There are some who stood up

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 ...

Bringing back Dudley

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 time to build black wealth

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 ...

Forrest County: An early battle for voting rights

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.

Uncovering white privilege

A recent Australian experiment documented preferential treatment whites receive, a rare glimpse at the seldom studied but pervasive privileges afforded whites.

Race: A diversion from America’s real problems

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.

A hostile environment for black business success

Efforts by blacks to achieve economic success in the United States have historically been met with violence, underscoring a longstanding animosity toward black business

The beginning of a black business boom?

The racial wealth gap in America will never diminish significantly without a major increase in the growth of black ownership in businesses.

Systemic injustice

The recently published U.S. Department of Justice report on the Ferguson, Mo. police department was shocking even to tough law and order conservatives.

Disrespect for nation’s president is un-American

Rudy Giuliani’s criticism of President Barack Obama was so beyond the pale that it failed to provoke thoughtful comment. However, one could perceive in Giuliani’s attitude an impending social danger for the nation.

A silent assault on personal security

While news media have focused attention on the U.S. government surveillance uncovered by Edward Snowden, corporations have attained unprecedented access to personal data in recent years.

A legacy of terror

The Equal Justice Initiative has recently issued an academically rigorous report on the historical and sociological implications of the odious practice of terror lynching that sustained the national policy of white supremacy.