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  • Wrong about racism

    Wrong about racism
    One day, many years ago, I was working in my college bookstore when this guy walks in wearing a T-shirt. "White Power," it said. I was chatting with a friend, Cathy Duncan, and what happened next was as smooth as if we had rehearsed it. All at once,...
  • Marches and more police won't stop Baltimore's violence

    Marches and more police won't stop Baltimore's violence
    Violence in Baltimore is not unique or even out of the ordinary — it is to be expected. For those of us who grew up in neighborhoods that were more like war zones and in communities that were more like deserts, the truth underlying the violence...
  • Mr. Wilkins goes to the Senate

    Mr. Wilkins goes to the Senate
    It was 21 years ago last month that Harvard-educated attorney Robert Wilkins was traveling in a car pulled over for going 5 mph over the posted speed limit on Interstate 68 in Western Maryland. But rather than receive a ticket, the group, all African-...
  • Major League Baseball to strengthen policies against harassment over sexual orientation

    Major League Baseball to strengthen policies against harassment over sexual orientation
    Major League Baseball will announce Tuesday a new policy to protect players from discrimination and harassment based on sexual-orientation, according to a report from The Associated Press. Per MLB's new guidelines, which strengthen existing policies,...
  • LGBT groups say 'Trayvon Martin deserves justice'

    LGBT groups say 'Trayvon Martin deserves justice'
    Days after a jury acquitted George Zimmerman of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, a coalition of LGBT rights groups has issued an open letter declaring "solidarity" with Martin's family and friends....
  • Trayvon Martin a 'symbol' of issues facing blacks in Baltimore, protesters say

    Trayvon Martin a 'symbol' of issues facing blacks in Baltimore, protesters say
    Hundreds of protesters marched through downtown Baltimore on Monday evening to express outrage over the Trayvon Martin case but also to use the teen as a symbol of systemic issues facing the black community in the city and around the country. Several...
  • Launching minority students in the sciences

    Launching minority students in the sciences
    When Tyren Day found success in a biology class at a city high school, he began to fix on the idea of going to college and becoming a scientist. But for a low-income student from a minority group that is under-represented in the sciences, statistics show...
  • Witness claims youths yelled 'this is for Trayvon' in beating

    Witness claims youths yelled 'this is for Trayvon' in beating
    Baltimore police say they are investigating a witness account that a group of black youths beat a Hispanic man near Patterson Park Sunday while saying, "This is for Trayvon." A witness posted the account on a community Facebook page, and police...
  • LGBT community must engage in fight over voting rights

    LGBT community must engage in fight over voting rights
    There was much to celebrate when the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last month. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and its allies have worked long and hard to end discrimination based on sexual orientation,...
  • Senator Strangelove: Why Harry Reid should stop worrying and learn to love the nuclear option

    Senator Strangelove: Why Harry Reid should stop worrying and learn to love the nuclear option
    We're decades past the Cold War years when the two leading nuclear powers of the day, the United States and the Soviet Union, talked freely about their MAD strategies, which stood for Mutual Assured Destruction in any nuclear-weapons exchange. Now, in a...
  • A GOP comeback is just wishful thinking on the part of conservatives

    A GOP comeback is just wishful thinking on the part of conservatives
    Robert Ehrlich Jr.'s comments on America's traditional values and the GOP making a comeback are just wishful thinking on his part ("Democrats stray far from America's traditional values," July 21). Unless the GOP changes its viewpoint on a number of...
  • Race infects juvenile justice in Maryland

    Race infects juvenile justice in Maryland
    In the past month, I anxiously awaited the outcomes of several important civil rights and criminal justice court decisions. But the case that triggered the strongest and most varied emotions was the criminal trial and acquittal of George Zimmerman, who...