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OPINION: Optical delusions

For instance, politicians like to show their concern by doing meaningless things like rolling up their sleeves when they visit a city and come to the microphone. They like to wash pots and pans in homeless shelters. They like to serve in food lines. They like to eat hamburgers in public. They like to play games to give the impression they are one of us. They like to dance in conga lines in Africa. They like ...

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OPINION: Dead because of their brown skin

The role of color in America has been well documented. It was the color of skin that provided a clear and enforceable standard for restricting access to civil liberties and political activity. Jim Crow, the Black Codes and other similar legal instruments used colored skin as a line of demarcation for who was privileged and who was not. ...

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OPINION: Stop the war on young Black men in America

By Marc H. Morial  Trice Edney Newswire “ Never did we think we would be planning a funeral, we were waiting on his first day of school. They robbed us of that.” — Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown “In too many communities around the country, a gulf of mistrust exists between local residents and law enforcement. In too many communities, too many young men of color are left behind and seen only as ob ...

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OPINION: Policing the police

How to stop the mentality that leads to brutality? Require every police officer to have a body camera, and invalidate the arrests of those who do not wear one. Require every police vehicle to have a video camera. I can already hear people objecting to regulations and requirements. I can hear others saying we need to talk. ...

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OPINION: Emergency Managers are destroying Detroit Public Schools

By Elena Herrada Elected member, DPS Board  The elected Detroit School Board has voted repeatedly to get rid of emergency managers even after the people of Michigan voted to repeal the Emergency Manager Law, PA 4, which became the repeal-proof PA 436. Sept. 29, 2014 marks the 18-month period at which, according to PA 436, the governing body can vote to end the term of the emergency manager. At our regularly ...

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