We now have our major Supreme Court story of the year: The justices will review the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s plan to defer deportations, stalled by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.
The debate over race and crime still rages across America, evidenced by the series of police misconduct criminal trials taking place in Baltimore, the federal investigation of the Chicago police department and increasing criticism of that city’s mayor.
Three years ago on Aug. 5, a white supremacist killed six Sikh Americans at their gurdwara, or place of worship, in Oak Creek, Wis. We need to alter our policies and our political discourse to make sure such a tragedy never occurs again.
Eleanor Roosevelt is enjoying a renaissance of attention and affection that may propel her onto the $20 bill. Hillary Clinton has spent decades soldering herself to Roosevelt’s legacy of sacrifice and activism. But Clinton shares few of Roosevelt’s many virtues.
Not everyone in America can appreciate that racism is still very much an issue in this country, one that pervades many aspects of life for those who suffer from it. As many studies show, white Americans are often cut off from the realities of racism, living within homogeneous social networks and communities.