CNN: Newt Gingrich: Why hasn’t America progressed on race?

(CNN)On Friday, President Obama addressed the issue of race perhaps more openly than at any other point in his presidency.   Reacting to emotional debate over the Trayvon Martin case, the president explained that “the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences …

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DelawareOnline.com: Janet Langhart Cohen: President Obama should speak out on race

In the wake of the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, President Barack Obama has called on the American people to engage in calm reflection. Few expected the president to denounce the verdict or call upon people to take to the streets in protest, but we did expect him to speak in a way that…

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Washington Post: Richard Cohen: Racism vs. reality

My first notion upon reading this column, was to never post articles from WaPo again.  However they are about as irresponsible when it comes to issues of race, as many other so-called ‘news outlets’.  Whether its denying the existence of racism, or totally exploiting current events that occur within racial context, the news media shares more that its share of blame.   Instead, I decided to post the column as one of many examples of the sort of racial bias and stereotyping that is the  gasoline that fuels racial division in America.  While Mr. Cohen selectively quotes New York City ‘stop & frisk’ statistics, he completely omits the fact only 1 in 10 of those stops results in anything but the public humiliation of young minority men.

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Journal-Sentinel Online: Judge, lawyer in John Spooner case have family ties

Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Jeffrey A. Wagner and defense lawyer Franklyn Gimbel are two of the major players in this week’s high-profile murder case in which a white senior citizen has been charged…

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Huffington Post: John Henry Spooner Guilty: 76-Year-Old Convicted In Fatal Shooting Of Wisconsin Teen Darius Simmons

In the case of John Henry Spooner’s murder of 13-year old Darius Simmons, there was no rational escape from a conviction, but you can see the setup for no prison sentence emerging.

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Daily Mail: Man, 76, to stand trial for shooting dead black 13-year-old neighbor he accused of burglary

A trial of 76-year-old white man accused of  shooting to death his black 13-year-old neighbor in front of his mother is set  to begin this week.  Some have likened the shooting of…

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News4Jax.com: Witness says he saw teens get out of SUV after shooting

If you think the case of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, FL was a misnomer, you may want to think again.  The same saga is poised to play out once again just up the road in Jacksonville, (Duval County) FL.  Similarly, the same biased witness shenanigans are starting again.  Such is the case of the unjustified killing of Jordan Russell Davis.

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Slate.com: Zimmerman’s Not Guilty. But Florida Sure Is

It feels wrong, this verdict of not guilty for George Zimmerman. It feels wrong to say that
Zimmerman is guilty of no crime. If he hadn’t approached 17-year-old Trayvon
Martin, if he hadn’t pulled his gun, Martin would be alive.

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