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Dec 21st

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Getting justice for Mike Brown, Ferguson and victims of police killings nationwide

Getting justice for Mike Brown, Ferguson and victims of police killings nationwideOne of the more popular chants that sounds more like a mantra is "never again" each time an unarmed Black man is killed by the police.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We can stop hitting our children

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We can stop hitting our childrenDear Editor:

Your Nov. 30 issue carried two columns devoted to spanking and Adrian Peterson. Both convey the impression that spanking or corporal punishment conveys special benefits. It does no such thing.
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Police are here to protect America from us

Police are here to protect America from usMuch has been written and spoken about the "achievement gap." Nobody asked me, but I am at least as concerned about the "education gap." That's the gap between what is taught to all Americans and the full, unvarnished truth about this country's roots and history.
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State should lead in reducing job disparities

State should lead in reducing job disparitiesPeople of color currently represent 18 percent of Minnesota's population and their percent of the total population continues to increase.

In Ramsey and Hennepin counties respectively, people of color represent 34 percent and 29 percent of the population. Unfortunately, people of color are often not "considered, groomed or selected for high level positions" because of "stereotypical views or unconscious bias." Further they are less likely to "receive crucial information about career advancement ... coaching about networking, tips on informal or unwritten rules of the workplace or information about job opportunities."
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Nobody knows the trouble we've seen

Nobody knows the trouble we've seenNobody knows the trouble I've seen
Nobody knows my sorrow
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Glory hallelujah!
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Racial bias diminishes optimism of Latinos over time

Racial bias diminishes optimism of Latinos over timeMigration of Latino families to America is an inspiring story of men, women and children leaving their native countries, often searching for better opportunities and safety for their families. Yet, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's recent poll of Latino families also reveals that a different narrative develops - frustration from racism and discrimination is wearing down Latinos over time in the United States.
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Why Blacks should support immigration reform

Why Blacks should support immigration reformAs I watched President Barack Obama address the nation on his "controversial" Executive Order on immigration reform, I was reminded of the evening that I was inside Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr gave his courageous sermon in opposition to the Vietnam War. Even some of the supporters of Dr. King questioned his theological audacity to link civil rights injustice in the United States to human rights injustice in Vietnam.
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