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Officers’ Race Matters Less Than You Think

nytimes.com — This week, the Department of Justice released a report about use of force by the Philadelphia Police Department (P.P.D.). I found it fascinating, but not necessarily for the reasons that resonated in subsequent headlines. Yes, the overall numbers were astounding: There were 364 officer-involved shooting incidents between 2007 and 2013, which included 59 unarmed suspects.

Gov. Jindal’s Implosion

nytimes.com — What happened to Bobby Jindal? He was the next wave of Republican. He was young and smart - a Rhodes scholar. He was the son of immigrants and the first Indian-American governor in this country's history. He had even bounced back from his disastrous rebuttal to President Obama's first State of the Union address.

Stop Playing the ‘Race Card’ Card

nytimes.com — So, Starbucks' chief executive, Howard Schultz, wants us to serve the country coffee and a race dialogue. This week Schultz announced that the chain's baristas would have the option to write the words "race together" on cups of coffee and engage customers in a racial dialogue.

Flash Point Ferguson

nytimes.com — Ferguson, Mo., is once again a flash point in this nation's struggle to come to grips with itself, as its citizens are embroiled in a profound conversation about bias, policing, the criminal justice system, civil rights and social justice. The Department of Justice has released its scathing report documenting widespread racial targeting of citizens with fine and tickets.

A University of Oklahoma Fraternity’s Chant and the Rigidity of Racism

nytimes.com — This week, when video was posted showing members of the University of Oklahoma's chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon gleefully engaged in a racist chant on a bus, some people were shocked. Others, like me, were not. This was just video confirmation of a racism that envelops us like a fog, often just as evanescent and immeasurable.

Hate Takes the Bus

nytimes.com — This week, when video was posted showing members of the University of Oklahoma's chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon gleefully engaged in a racist chant on a bus, some people were shocked. Others, like me, were not. This was just video confirmation of a racism that envelops us like a fog, often just as evanescent and immeasurable.

Charles M. Blow: Selma a bridge to our past and to our future

dallasnews.com — As our van in the presidential motorcade reached the crest of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., and began the descent toward the thousands of waiting faces and waving arms of those who had come to commemorate the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," the gravity of that place seized me, pushing out the breath and rousing the wonder.

Obama and Selma: The Meaning of ‘Bloody Sunday’

nytimes.com — As our van in the presidential motorcade reached the crest of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., and began the descent toward the thousands of waiting faces and waving arms of those who had come to come to commemorate the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," the gravity of that place seized me, pushing out the breath and rousing the wonder.

The Feds vs. Ferguson

nytimes.com — On Wednesday, the Department of Justice released the utterly devastating results of its investigation of the Ferguson Police Department. The report contained charges that the Police Department and the municipal courts treated citizens less like constituents and more like a revenue stream, violating citizens' constitutional rights in the process.

CPAC: Hackneyed and Hollow

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Mar 28, 2015

RT @toddwhitley: A fave of mine. @revmitulski: @CharlesMBlow loved your memoir. Have given a half dozen as gifts. Especially your church descriptions"

Mar 28, 2015

MT @revmitulski: @CharlesMBlow I loved ur memoir. Have given a 1/2 dozen as gifts. Especially ur church descriptions Thank you!

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Misbehaving fraternities have been in the news lately. I write abt this at length in my memoir, like this passage... pic.twitter.com/tGvlSZhb8D

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RT @washingtonpost: The amount of time parents spend with their kids has little to do with how children turn out, a study finds. wapo.st/1xJAOlK

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