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Trayvon, Zimmerman and Our Motivations

(8) Comments | Posted July 14, 2013 | 9:49 PM

I had promised myself that I would not say another word about Trayvon Martin, or respond to any other posts, tweets or other form of social media ephemera until I am finished with the work I am doing here in Cambodia. But in my bed, drifting asleep, I couldn't help...

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Lessons: Boston and the Human Spirit

(1) Comments | Posted April 19, 2013 | 10:09 AM

The following blog is an amalgam of several emails sent to friends in response to the horrors in Boston this week. The reason I'm posting? Because many of us, in response to this week, have focused on what sad people we've become, casting aspersions and doubt about the future of...

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April 4, 1968: Honoring the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr., 45 Years Later

(2) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 8:42 AM

The following remarks are excerpted from a speech I delivered to Carnegie Mellon University on Martin Luther King Day. Because these are speech excerpts, many citations to quotes are excluded....Martin Luther King, Jr. is quoted liberally throughout these remarks.

....On April 4th of this year, we will observe the...

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Lessons From a Race Not Run

(4) Comments | Posted November 4, 2012 | 7:34 PM

I had planned to run the New York City marathon Sunday afternoon. I'd looked forward to riding the bus to the start with my dear friend Alison Boyd Gelles, and running the race with my wonderful sister, Kafi (with Ali running six and seven minute splits, there was no way...

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