Last week, North Carolina state Judge Gregory Weeks issued a sweeping ruling setting aside the death sentences of three North Carolina prisoners because of a wealth of evidence proving the prosecutors' racial bias in jury selection.
In the modern corporation there is no place for racial or gender discrimination. This is an absolute. Any CEO, manager, or team leader who tolerates this abuse, or encourages a culture that fosters it, should be removed.
Those of us who work to aid students in getting to college need to think a bit more about how well these students are emotionally and psychologically prepared to confront the racial and cultural conflicts they will encounter.
The U.S. government -- including both the executive and the legislative branches -- has the obligation to ensure that the right to vote is more than an illusion for all U.S. citizens, regardless of their ethnicity, home, or history of conflict with the law.
Without a doubt, Dunkin Donuts wishes it could turn back the hands of time. Perhaps not in doing anything different with the group of people suing them, but they probably wish they could go back two weeks ago when the franchise focus of the week was all things Chick-fil-a!
While I support efforts to reduce suspensions through aligned socio-emotional supports, I understand why Marc Epstein is suspicious of "discipline codes oriented more toward 'therapeutic responses' rather than the traditional suspension."
Whites with felony convictions are more likely to be hired than African Americans without any criminal background. You can wish away these facts, and erase these experiences, but denial and silence will not lead to change.
"Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech and a life of service and compassion renew humanity," the historical Buddha once said. One wonders what he would say now as innocent blood is shed in his name.
Unless you've been stopped yourself, or you live in city neighborhoods where hundreds of people get stopped each day, you don't know what it's like to live under these conditions. You don't know what it's like to walk around feeling constantly targeted.
At the Brookings' U.S. Islamic World Forum in Doha, Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough was asked whether President Obama would implement his Cairo speech commitment to stop government discrimination against American Muslims.
Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen recently illustrated how much overt racial bigotry against blacks has been reduced and he's correct. There is no better time to be black in America than today but we still have a long way to go before there is equal opportunity for all.