| Oct 9, 2012
| 9:17 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court takes up the issue of racial preference in college admissions on Wednesday, and that ought to be a concern for those who believe such policies have provided countless opportunities for minorities — and enriched the educational...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Lord help us, they're talking race again.
"They" meaning Republicans and Democrats. Race is a critical, sensitive and sometimes painful issue with relevance to everything from environmental policy to education reform to criminal justice to media to...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 4:00 AM
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,...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:37 AM
I remember feeling trepidation when Jules Witcover and I, partners in writing our political column, joined The Baltimore Sun after the collapse of the Washington Star left us on the beach in August of 1981.
I was aware of The Sun's reputation for...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 1:46 PM
I have been watching the backlash against HBO's groundbreaking comedy "Girls" the last couple of weeks, and much of it looks to be coming from writers and wannabe critics who might just be jealous of Lena Dunham's success.
Racism is a complicated and...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Well, I sure got that one wrong.
Four years ago, on the eve of the last presidential election, I wrote in this space of how the country has spent much of the last three decades "re-litigating" the 1960s, arguing over the changes wrought in that decade....
| Feb 24, 2013
| 4:00 AM
"The first kick I took was when I hit the ground." -- Bruce Springsteen, "Born in the USA."
So now, Jonah has received a lesson in How Things Are. He is 19 months old.
Sitting on his mother's lap on a recent Delta Airlines flight on approach to...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Fact: Photo identification is a necessary element of life in America today.
Opinion: Don't believe it? Try cashing an out-of-town check; visiting just about any office building in the country; getting on a commercial airplane; or, buying some types of...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Anne Arundel police have charged a 34-year-old Glen Burnie man with assault and reckless driving and are seeking a 41-year-old woman in connection with the incident that occurred Wednesday evening in Severn.
David Charles Lane of the 200 block Woodhill...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 5:05 PM
Perhaps the strangest, most dizzying scene at Saturday's Virgin Mobile FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion unfolded in the Dance Forest.
Some young women wore just glitter, body paint and underwear, while other concertgoers dressed as Teenage Mutant...
| Oct 8, 2012
For more that two decades, author Emily Bernard has been fascinated by Carl Van Vechten, a white man who played a seminal — and controversial — role in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s.
She was in turns appalled by Vechten's...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 3:14 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and school system CEO Andres Alonso broke ceremonial ground Tuesday, June 5, on the excavation site at Ellerslie Avenue and East 33rd Street where a $25 million replacement school for Waverly Elementary/Middle is slated to...