This was on the heels of the death of Hadiya Pendleton, the young girl who performed at the president's inauguration, only to be killed just days later by gunfire back home in Chicago. So what is life really like in the inner city?
As the 2012 election approaches it is important to realize how young people of color are using new media to amplify their voices in the political realm. Are we prepared to embrace their innovation and support their engagement?
It's a troubling question.I hadn't thought a lot about it because the answer seemed obvious. Sure, some white cops are racist, but most are not. But perhaps the question "Are White Cops Racist?" has nuanced answers.
What Rev. King preached and what many Occupiers seem to believe is that paramount in a republic is job creation, not wealth creation. The duty of government is not to ensure that the rich get richer but to establish equal opportunity.