Opinion

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After Supreme Court decision, "Being Black at U of M" just got harder

In my first political science class at U of M, I quickly realized  I was only one of a handful of African American students in a lecture class of 200.

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Labor stalwart Lonnie Nelson dies at 83

She was 83 years old and was active in the people's movements and in her Communist Party club until stricken by a stroke a few days before her death, Feb. 12.

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Dr. King spoke out against the genocide of Native Americans

It is probably little known what the great freedom fighter had to say about the horrific mistreatment of Native Americans by the U.S.

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New York's tale of two cities extends to America

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's "tale of two cities" could be told in cities across the country.

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Enough “shock,” time to confront prejudice

It's too late to preach tolerance by the time someone is a full-time corporate employee. Sensitivity must begin before children attend schools, and continue through their formative years.

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Sept. 10 primaries a turning point in New York

In the primary elections, hundreds of thousands of Democratic voters selected candidates who advocated a different, more progressive direction for New York City.

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Detroit: Through the lens of class and race

The success of the struggle in Detroit will hinge especially on the degree of anti-racist understanding achieved by white people and workers in particular.

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States should not reward bigotry

A care model for a state-supported Catholic hospital group excludes same-sex couples. Why should states support such discrimination?

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March on Washington volunteer recalls Bayard Rustin, tears

Everyone knows about Dr. King's magnificent speech but I feel it is important that Rustin's role and influence has recently been recognized and written about.

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Building a racial justice movement

This week, the nation will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with events in Washington, D.C., and many other cities.

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