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  • Ta-Nehisi Coates: The myth of meritocracy

    Let me tell you about the worst thing I ever did to my son. When he was 4, I took him to a small basement apartment in a Manhattanbrownstone. I then paid a man to give my son an intelligence test.
  • Those trapped in worst areas don't realize Chicago's improved safety

    Those trapped in worst areas don't realize Chicago's improved safety
    Living in a city that had 82 shootings over the Fourth of July weekend, Chicagoans could be forgiven for envying the residents of Indianapolis. Imagine living in a place where homicides have been reduced by more than half in the past two decades, where...

    Land of Linkin'

     
    An occasional listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. In light of the recent link to Death to High School English, I dug...

    Rename reparations to level racial playing field in U.S.

    Rename reparations to level racial playing field in U.S.
    "Have you heard of Irish amnesia?" a jolly Irish-American friend once joked. "It's when you forget everything but the grudges." Indeed, I responded, a lot of us black folks can identify with that: We forget everything but our "40 acres and a mule."...

    Sen. Tom Coburn, nice guy or noxious guy?

    We've never met the man, so we're willing to stipulate that Sen. Tom Coburn (R- Okla.), a physician who recently announced his early retirement from the Senate, is a sweetheart to have at a dinner party. That's the bottom line on Coburn offered by...