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September 11, 2013 at 6:59 AM

The politics of race and hair at an Oklahoma school

Charter schools should be examined Lynne Varner’s recent column reminds us of the importance of culturally appropriate school policies and self-acceptance. [“The politics of a black girl’s dreadlocks at an Oklahoma school,” Opinion, Sept. 9.] However, when Varner states that “It is understandable why many black parents have trouble trusting and in turn investing in their…

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0 Comments | More in Education, Politics, Race | Topics: charter schools, education, hair

July 31, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Self-policing as a person of color

Column not relevant to Zimmerman While I thank Professor Bryan Adamson for his brief autobiographical history of race relations in our country, he misses the point of the Zimmerman verdict. [“Guest column: The racial self-policing that African-American men already do,” Opinion, July 30.] His experiences as a black man growing up in America likely ring true…

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0 Comments | More in Politics | Topics: ACLU, bryan adamson, george zimmerman

July 31, 2013 at 6:32 AM

Self-policing as a person of color

Columnist ignored real problem I agree with everything Professor Adamson wrote about self-policing by nonwhites. [“Guest column: The racial self-policing that African-American men already do,” Opinion, July 30.] However, his column was comparable to complaining about being uncomfortable because of being overweight, but ignoring the real problem by thinking of yourself as the thin man. Black and…

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0 Comments | More in Politics | Topics: media, profiling, race

July 25, 2013 at 7:37 AM

The case of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman

Guns are to blame Race was not the reason Trayvon Martin was killed. [“Northwest Voices: The case of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman,” seattletimes.com, July 22.] George Zimmerman may have been adverse to black people, adverse to intruders in his neighborhood or felt a need to protect his home. But that is not why Trayvon Martin…

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0 Comments | More in Politics | Topics: george zimmerman, gun safety, guns

July 22, 2013 at 4:14 PM

The case of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman

Zimmerman acted in self-defense Steve Alberts, in his letter to the editor, offered us his opinion on the George Zimmerman verdict and “Stand Your Ground” laws. [“Northwest Voices: Zimmerman verdict,” Opinion, July 17.] Alberts writes that Zimmerman has no “legal or police experience,” which somehow means that Zimmerman couldn’t possibly make an informed opinion on whether…

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0 Comments | Topics: acquittal, george zimmerman, gun

July 22, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Acting in the wake of the Zimmerman verdict

Column hit home As an avid reader of Leonard Pitts’ columns, I haven’t always fully agreed with his statements, but as we often say, this is America, and we’re each entitled to our opinions. [“In wake of Zimmerman verdict: Stop reacting and start pro-acting,” Opinion, July 18.] In his advice to African Americans, he suggests making…

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0 Comments | More in Politics | Topics: george zimmerman, leonard pitts, race

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