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Journalist, author, recovering talk host and war correspondent, public speaker, occasional academic, newspaper columnist (how quaint).

THE JACO REPORT: Food stamps and Fascism in Missouri - Jaco - Mobile Adv

THE JACO REPORT: County to city: get lost - Jaco - Mobile Adv

THE JACO REPORT: Still fragmented by design - Jaco - Mobile Adv — The April 7 municipal elections are the first since Ferguson became a world-wide synonym for racism and violence, but this is St. Louis, where the unofficial motto should be "Fuit Semper Hoc Modo," fractured Latin for "It's Always Been This Way." We like things just the way they are, and the April 7 ballots are proof.

THE JACO REPORT: Racism according to white people — If a diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell so that you actually look forward to the trip, white St. Louis must be the State Department. Maybe it's our passive-aggressive nature, or maybe we were raised to be excruciatingly polite, but we'll never tell you your dog is ugly; we'll just say it's "interesting."

THE JACO REPORT: When black people don’t vote - Jaco - Mobile Adv — Grandpa Boxx always voted, even though he had to pay a poll tax of anywhere from three to six dollars to cast a ballot. Some years the crops were flush and he had the cash, some years he had to work on a county road crew at the legally mandated rate of 15 cents an hour until he earned the poll tax fee.

THE JACO REPORT: An American horror story — The federal report on Ferguson's gleefully racist police department and court system, and the "hey-this-is-just-business-as-usual" reaction from many area officials, confirmed that St. Louis, like the United States, is divided among people who say that the entire system is soaked through with institutional racism, and others who think that black people are social and moral failures, lacking both self-control and personal responsibility.

THE JACO REPORT: Slow motion suicide in St. Louis - Jaco - Mobile Adv — Violent crime in the St. Louis area, which is to say mostly blacks assaulting and killing other blacks, is a Klansman's fantasy: if your enemy is committing suicide, don't interfere. Better Family Life's James Clark knows this, and has often said that black folks have done more harm to themselves in the past few decades with guns and violence than white supremacists did during all of Jim Crow.

How market share influences the way the local news covers race - Jaco - Mobile Adv — This could be problematic, given that 49 percent of Spartanburg's population is black, and Neilson research shows blacks watch 37 percent more TV - two hours a day more - than whites. But here in St.

Saving St. Louis from the bottom up — St. Louis also has an obvious upside, most of it due to institutions put in place generations ago. We have museums and cultural institutions free and open to all, fascinating 19th century architecture (even in abandoned neighborhoods), one of the world's great symphony orchestras, a tradition in American music stretching from Scott Joplin to Miles Davis to Chuck Berry, a nationally recognized culinary scene and a comparatively low cost of living that's the envy of Boston and San Fran.

STL’s white refugee syndrome — Caucasian St. Louisans are to white flight as Kenyan runners are to the Boston Marathon. Volumes have been written about the ability of white St. Louisans to empty out a region, or as a former colleague from Fox 2 once said, "Yeah, a black family moved in seven blocks away and my parents ended up in Ellisville."
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Apr 25, 2015

RT @JohnFugelsang: Let's see if Bruce Jenner stays a Republican once he starts making 77 cents on the dollar.

Apr 25, 2015

RT @GreggFavre: I was on the ground in #Ferguson. I've worked in #DC. Still stunned by the juxtaposition of #Baltimore & #WCHD tweets in my…

Apr 25, 2015

RT @nytimes: A largely peaceful protest over the death of Freddie Gray gave way to scattered scenes of chaos in Baltimore

Apr 25, 2015

RT @WesleyLowery: "Let's give it up for the Secret Service, the only law enforcement agency in the country that will get in trouble if a black man gets shot"

Apr 25, 2015

RT @anamariecox: Gob. Smacked. RT @derekahunter: Guy on @CNN just said if people want news about riots in Baltimore they can find it online somewhere.

Apr 25, 2015

RT @AP: MORE: Freddie Gray protest turns violent after largest rally yet; at least a dozen arrested, 2 hurt

Apr 25, 2015

RT @TheAntiMedia1: BREAKING: Protesters shut down City of #Baltimore today demanding justice for #FreddieGray. Riot cops are moving...

Apr 25, 2015

Cognitive dissonance of 50 miles: live streamers, smashed cop cars, #FreddieGray protestors in Baltimore; media elite, celebs #WHCD in DC.

Apr 25, 2015

RT @RectorSun: This is a tense line. Horses just showed up. Police advance, chant "Move back. Move back. Move back." #FreddieGray

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