| May 11, 2014
At 16, Dorant Wells has experienced the complexities of what Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark school desegregation ruling, has wrought: He attended a middle school full of students of different colors and nationalities, but one where he sometimes...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Among my fellow liberals this is not a popular view: Brown v. Board, the historic Supreme Court decision of May 1954, has had negative consequences as well as positive.
The unanimous decision of the court was intended to ensure that black students would...
| May 17, 2014
| 5:44 PM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told members of Morgan State University's 2014 graduating class that because of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling 60 years ago that outlawed racially segregated public schools, "your generation will never know a...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:20 PM
When Severn resident Joan M.E. Gaither was born nearly 70 years ago, the word "negro" was printed on her birth certificate.
Gaither, an artist and retired educator, says she has channeled the hurt and humiliation she has endured from racism over the...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:41 PM
"Wheel of Fortune" host and part-time Severna Park resident Pat Sajak is taking some heat for comments he made on social media about global warming.
Sajak (@patsajak), who got his start as a local TV weatherman in Nashville, according to IMDB, has drawn...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:00 AM
There's much ado about the situation regarding Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA Clippers ("What about Donald Sterling's First Amendment rights?" April 29). Many years ago, Mr. Sterling was slapped with a lawsuit for discriminating against minorities in...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Late in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 film "Pulp Fiction," Marsellus Wallace — a criminal boss played by Ving Rhames — banishes prizefighter Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) from Southern California, telling him "You lost all your L.A. privileges."...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:00 AM
I have to say it is refreshing for someone in this country to finally call out racism when it happens and actually do something about it. I'm referring of course to the despicable owner of the L.A. Clippers, Donald Sterling, and the immediate and...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 8:40 AM
A state lawmaker and Baltimore Pastor is expected to speak out at Sunday's church service about what he calls "racist comments" by Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy.
Del. Emmett Burns, pastor at Rising Sun Baptist Church, plans to warn that "America is on the...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 6:45 AM
One thing that amuses me about former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s regular column is that he often proves the point of his opponents without even realizing it. His most recent, "Paul Ryan isn't a racist, and the Democrats know it" (March 6), is a...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Every year, Major League Baseball honors the extraordinary accomplishments of Jackie Robinson and the integration of modern professional baseball. Active players will on April 15th don Robinson's number 42, retired in 1997, to commemorate his ground-...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Kevin Kallaugher's cartoon on LBJ's legacy is so far off the mark that it fails to be remotely humorous ("Dogged opposition," April 13).
He uses two presidents, each tainted by their racism and prejudice, to paint the tea party as racist.