Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, PoolThe hug from Brandt Jean was genuine, but Isaac Bailey writes that the response, largely from white America, rubbed him the wrong way. Does it feel as though they've been granted another get-of-jail-free card to avoid any racial guilt or discomfort and to push off the responsibility of healing America's racial wounds onto black people? Read Full Article »
(CNN) Had a young black man with a history of saying racist things about white people shot and killed a white police officer in her own home, he likely would not have gotten hugs from a white judge, a hair rub from a white police officer in the courtroom and been granted a kind of absolution by the white cop's brother. Instead of being sentenced to 10 years, he would have likely been sent to prison for the rest of his life, if not to death row.
Opinion: Ethics July 29, 2019 From Colin Powell’s 2003 U.N. presentation to Robert Mueller’s Russia testimony, reporters have prioritized the optics instead of the journalism Former special counsel Robert Mueller arrives to testify before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Washington Alex Brandon The optics were flawless. The best Hollywood screenwriters and directors could not have produced a...
@PaulRoundy1@CathyYoung63@thomaschattwill The Harvard research I cited took into account all those various factors and still found poor write Boy’s being treated better than black boys from wealthy homes, but you still tried to find away to explain even that away. That’s what I’m talking about.
@PaulRoundy1@CathyYoung63@thomaschattwill No, your point seems to be to explain away the clear influence of race. Race doesn't explain everything, and never has. But it is nonsensical to try to eliminate it as a real factor given all the facts we know - in a country founded on the idea that black people are inferior.