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Documentary offers teen-level views on race issues in schools

Sometimes works of art reflect our own experiences; sometimes they reflect the country as a whole. The new documentary series America to Me seems to do both. America to Me is a 10-part documentary series by filmmaker Steve James whose first five parts are now being shown at the Sundance Film Festival. It tells the […]

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Violence at Trump rallies reflects Trump’s racist rhetoric

The video of a Trump supporter delivering a sucker-punch to a protester at a North Carolina campaign rally is the latest example of the growing hatred that GOP front-runner Donald Trump is ginning up among his supporters. As a group of protesters were being escorted out of the rally, a man in a dark cowboy […]

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We all need to study underlying causes of Baltimore violence

If you live in or near a city, as the majority of Americans do these days, you’re probably not surprised at reports of violence, whether they’re committed by citizens, police, or both. Certainly the events in Baltimore are different — it’s not the norm for teenagers to leave school and start looting or setting fire […]

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NYC police officers killed; GOP exploits. What else is new?

Well, that didn’t take long. Within hours of two New York City police officers being shot as they sat in a squad car, Republicans started blaming — President Obama and other Democrats. Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who had several felony convictions and a history of mental illness, shot Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu as they sat in […]

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