Tag: #CharlestonShooting


Equality and the Destiny of Dissenters
27 Jun 2015

Equality and the Destiny of Dissenters

The joy many felt at the SCOTUS’ marriage equality ruling – and the beauty of more than a dozen landmarks that turned rainbow last night – was marred only by bizarre, diminishing comments from Justices Roberts, Scalia, Thomas and Alito. Their sour dissents were mirrored by some of the Republican Party powerful. Yet when even conservative CNN commentator S.E. Cupp makes an emotional plea for...

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Will Charleston Unity Demonstrations Make a Difference?
25 Jun 2015

Will Charleston Unity Demonstrations Make a Difference?

More than twenty thousand people from around the country gathered on Charleston’s Arthur Ravenel Bridge as a sign of unity and support for the Charleston shooting victims and their families. Hundreds of thousands more took to social media to express their grief, outrage and solidarity. But will these demonstrations make a difference going forward or do they just serve to make us feel better in...

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Republican Candidates Punt on Charleston Shooting
24 Jun 2015

Republican Candidates Punt on Charleston Shooting

The massacre of nine African American parishioners by a white male at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston last week cried out for leadership on gun violence, racism and the Confederate flag, which still flies on capitol grounds in South Carolina. Republicans once again found themselves in the awkward position of fearing to irritate their own party powerful by speaking truth to power. Jeb Bush “didn’t...

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Hillary Clinton’s Must Watch Speech on Race and Gun Violence
20 Jun 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Must Watch Speech on Race and Gun Violence

Hillary Clinton’s speech at 2015’s Conference of Mayors is the best I have heard her give. Addressing difficult truths on race and gun violence in today’s America, the former Secretary of State was forceful, insightful, tender and on point. Those who pretend she was politicizing the massacre of nine African American women and men at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston might have agendas of their...

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