Tag: Black Lives Matter

Opinion – Racial Injustice and the Erosion of America’s Global Standing

Opinion – Racial Injustice and the Erosion of America’s Global Standing

A specter is haunting America, one of centuries-old pathologies never structurally addressed. When the 2020 black lives matter protests began, following the police killing of an unarmed man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis, it should have been a domestic crisis. Instead, the outrage following Floyd’s death, compounded by the scandal-prone leadership of the Trump administration, has quickly turned what was originally […]

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Demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (Images AP/Alex Brandon)

Why Did This Happen?

What if we treated the issue of race in our criminal justice system as we do in our medical system? That is, not as a cause but as an index. What do I mean? Statistics in the criminal justice system show that blacks are more likely to be arrested for violent crimes, incarcerated, and victims of police shootings. Some conclude […]

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Protests Continue Despite Curfews Across The Country

Barack Obama says protests across the country aren’t like the 1968 riots, which some think helped elect Nixon

KEY POINTS Former President Barack Obama said Wednesday he doesn’t think the protests erupting across the country are like those the U.S. faced in 1968. Many have drawn comparison to the two years, which saw economic challenges and racial strife. Richard Nixon was elected president in 1968, by campaigning on “law and order” in the wake of those riots. Former […]

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