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Provocative cookies and race neutrality

Race Issues
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 10/02/13, 12:10 pm

I’ve written about my opposition to government racial preferences for years. Some might say it’s an unlikely position for someone like me who is supposed to benefit from such preferential treatment. But I consider those preferences patronizingly demeaning and unfair, and I believe they undermine the laudable and necessary goal of racial neutrality in government.

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Racism and the Redskins

Race Issues
by Barnabas Piper
Posted 9/27/13, 12:07 pm

The NFL’s Washington Redskins have been at the center of controversy on and off for decades. It’s not anything they’ve done; it’s what they haven’t: changed their name. The term “Redskin” is a pejorative name for Native American, one many deem as offensive as the N-word is for African-Americans. Recently, the controversy gained new life, and at the center is Rick Reilly, the well-known and occasionally maligned ESPN columnist.

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Chains of history

Race Issues | Americans have made progress in race relations, but are we ready for healing?
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 8/09/13, 01:00 am

Has the Zimmerman/Martin affair blown over yet? A week of simmering commentary followed the verdict that declared George Zimmerman innocent of murder, along with demands that President Obama say something. On the Monday after a nationwide “day of protest,” he did—to the surprise of newsmen assembled in the White House press room. The unscripted remarks prompted swoons from the left and scoffs from the right, proving once again that in politics there’s no persuasion, only position.

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