Race Issues

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Churches unite, call for peace in St. Louis

By Angela Lu
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Police | After the weekend shooting of an unarmed teen, each night has brought violence and rage

St. Louis on edge as FBI investigates police shooting

By Nick Eicher & Lynde Langdon
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Police | St. Louis is a city long on emotion and short on facts three days after a police officer killed a teenage boy in the suburb of Ferguson.  “The police…

Are black voters turning against Obama?

By Cal Thomas
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Politics | It may be too soon to label it a trend and there is insufficient data to confirm it, but President Obama and his party may be losing their iron grip on their…

Midday Roundup: Court again gives thumbs up to affirmative action

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Affirmative approval. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled again yesterday that the University of Texas may legally use race as part of its admissions…

Chicago: A town that won’t let you down?

By Cal Thomas
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Crime | Frank Sinatra’s song about Chicago, “My Kind of Town,” “a the town that won’t let you down,” seems dated in light of last weekend’s shooting…

Bucket List Books: Uncle Tom’s Cabin

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Books | There are some books we read because they were important for their times. Others we read because they are important for our time. And there are still others…

Races united in faith and politics

By La Shawn Barber
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Race Issues | When I briefly lived in California, I remember driving past people holding up pro-Proposition 8 signs. Prop 8 was a voter-approved constitutional amendment…

Slavery, Jim Crow, and McDonald’s

By La Shawn Barber
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Business | The Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP, penned an article earlier this week in which he analogized the post–Civil War Reconstruction…

Fanned hatred

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | Many sides of racism exist in sports, but only one Imago Dei

Punishing Donald Sterling doesn’t fix the problem

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | On Tuesday, one of the most significant moments in recent NBA history took place. League Commissioner Adam Silver levied a lifetime ban on Los Angeles…

NBA leaders under fire after racist remarks caught on tape

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | Basketball players are seething, sponsors are fleeing, and the NAACP is reeling after Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling allegedly made racist…

Alabama lawmaker loses $100,000 bet over transracial adoption

By Sarah Padbury
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Adoption | More than 100 people rallied on the Alabama State House steps Wednesday to demand a state representative “pay up” on a $100,000 bet that no one could show…

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