It is easy to blame racial inequality in the United States on "bad choices" of Black people. If the "problem" is their "bad choices," that means the economic and political system is basically sound and people who are doing okay, both Black and White, can credit themselves for their "good choices."
The book should be required reading by members of the media. It might get them to think twice as they are preparing what will be endless columns on Clinton until the election.
Tonight on PBS, I'm joined by three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman. In July, the influential New York Times columnist and bestselling author sat down for an exclusive interview with President Obama.
I know that doing something as seemingly small as telling the truth has a ripple effect. Change is often slow and deliberate, but it can happen if we speak up.
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In New York City, Trinity Church is organizing a theological conference scheduled for January 2016 that will examine "racial issues of our time, including structural racism, mass incarceration, and policy change." In preparation for the conference, Trinity is producing a video examining its relationship with slavery and the slave trade during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
I want to focus on one troubling truism that research has unfortunately made quasi-axiomatic: It's not the deployments -- their intensity, their frequency, or their number -- that contribute to the epidemic of military suicide.
In America, as we move into the parades of Columbus Day and Veterans' Day (and of course the sales!) we tend to look down on looking within at the mistakes we have made, lived through, voted for, and those that came before us.
Criticize Big Tech all you want. These companies certainly aren't above reproach. It just helps if you don't let your ideology overlook important little things like facts.
By any reasonable standard of what constitutes acceptable public discourse, Donald Trump's presidential campaign should have ended on Wednesday at about 10:50 p.m. That's when he set his extravagantly sprayed hair on fire by indulging in some truly dangerous myths about vaccines.
In a New York Times op-ed, Princeton University History Professor Sean Wilentz disputed claims that United States Constitution was a pro-slavery document.
Support of Israel used to be a bipartisan cause and while it remains true that Democrats and Republicans still heavily support Israel, some rifts have developed. The conflict has widened as every Republican in the House of Representatives, except one, voted against the Iran deal.
In the industries of influence -- from advertising to sales, marketing, PR, politics and even counter intelligence -- we are coming to understand that the time-honored model of mitigation is a prescription for failure and that reasoned and public prosecution is the better route.
In a recent New York Times article, "Your Brain, Your Disease, Your Self," authors Nina Strohminger and Shaun Nichols state that the most powerful pre...
Even with all of the challenges that come with such a decision, Vice President Biden has faced more daunting obstacles many times before in his life.
It's true Trump's candidacy has for the most part shied away from the touchy birther issue this year. But it's also true that it was his bizarre birther campaign that catapulted Trump to Republican stardom in 2011.