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  • Supreme Court upholds Michigan's ban on affirmative action

    DETROIT The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a ban on using race in admissions to Michigan's public universities. The court was divided on the case, which overturns a U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision. The opinion, written by Justice Anthony...
  • Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action

    WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on the use of racial affirmative action in its state universities Tuesday, ruling that voters are entitled to decide the issue. The 6-2 decision clears away constitutional challenges to...
  • Parents find racist Easter eggs

    Parents find racist Easter eggs
    It’s this sort of thing that makes the Easter Bunny hopping mad. Some parents in Henrico County are outraged after they found Easter eggs filled with racist notes on their lawns. Brandon and Jackie Smith were having an egg hunt with their 3-year-...
  • 'Mad Men' recap: The Valentine's Day massacre

    'Mad Men' recap: The Valentine's Day massacre
    “Mad Men” is almost always more successful when it approaches Important Social Issues obliquely rather than head-on. Last year’s “The Flood” was widely panned for its awkward and heavy-handed depiction of Martin Luther’...
  • Race and college admission: A volatile issue

    First, we should remember that Brooke Kimbrough is still in high school. She is, as the Beatles once sang, just 17. So even if she ruffled feathers this past week claiming she should have been admitted to the University of Michigan -- despite lower...
  • Resurrection story inspires on Prophet's campaign trail

    Resurrection story inspires on Prophet's campaign trail
    The kids at Compton YouthBuild can be a tough audience. Many come from broken homes, flunked out of multiple schools, even spent time in jail. By the last day of Black History Month, some at the alternative school — which looks boarded shut from...
  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76; boxer wrongly imprisoned 19 years

    When Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was at his best as a boxer, it would have been impossible to foresee Nelson Mandela or Bob Dylan doing him any favors. With his fearsome, drop-dead glare, precisely cut goatee and glistening, shaved head, Carter was violent...
  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies; subject of controversial film

    Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies; subject of controversial film
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the middleweight boxer whose wrongful triple-murder conviction inspired a film starring Denzel Washington and a song by Bob Dylan, died in Toronto on Sunday. He was 76. Carter, who died of complications from prostate cancer,...
  • Why Democrats are playing the race card

    Why Democrats are playing the race card
    After years of mostly hedging any suggestion that racism has anything to do with President Barack Obama's ferocious opposition, there's a new racial etiquette in town. Top Democrats are slipping off the kid gloves. "To a significant extent, the...
  • Authorities point to possible straw buyer in shooting of three at Jewish facilities

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. As a felon, F. Glenn Miller Jr. had no legal right to a gun. What's more, a gun dealer would face prison time for selling him a weapon. Even a friend who gave or sold him guns would risk federal prison time for arming someone they...
  • No Racial Profiling Seen

    The article "Athlete Tells Of Racial Profiling" [April 16, Page 1] failed to tell of any racial profiling. West Hartford police received a complaint of a black man going door-to-door offering snow shoveling services, in violation of a local ordinance....
  • Owner of briefly shut down River North restaurant claims racial bias

    Owner of briefly shut down River North restaurant claims racial bias
    Theodore Gilmore stood on a raised stage at the front of the Nouveau Tavern that he helps his best friend run, and gave a speech to mostly African-American employees after the River North restaurant and tavern was abruptly shut down by Chicago Police last...