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Mary Mitchell

Discussions across the racial divide

Newt Gingrich is appealing to the worst in us

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If Newt Gingrich, the bombastic former speaker of the house, wins in South Carolina, it will say a lot about how far we have digressed since 2008.

Herman Cain

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It was bad enough that the sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain made him look like one of those obnoxious black VIPs who can't keep their hands off white women.
The latest revelations about his personal life make him look like a sugar daddy as well.


Racist rant on London tram

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I have to give black passengers who witnessed the racist rant on the Croydon tram credit for keeping their cool. This could have really gotten ugly. The woman has been charged with a "racially-aggravating" public offense.

What is a black man's opinion worth these days?

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The dismissal of talk-show host Garrard McClendon prompts me to question the media's commitment to diversity. After trying and failing for so long to put together news rooms that reflect our demographics, have we just given up?

Reading through some of the responses to the Chicago Sun-Times' front-page story: "Gang Members: Top Cop Tricked Us." , it is easy to see how former police commander Jon Burge got away with torturing suspects.

George Willborn wanted to live in Bridgeport. Huh?

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He's joking, right?
That was my reaction to the news that comedian George Willborn was denied an opportunity to buy a $1.7 million house in Bridgeport.

Who is to blame for the Shirley Sherrod debacle?

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Now that President Obama has personally apologized to Shirley Sherrod, the USDA director who was hounded out of her job after a doctored video of Sherrod's remarks hit the Internet, what now?


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