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November 25th, 2014
Written by Steve Peoples in Eyes On The Enterprise, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Despite the results of an exhaustive study that Republicans must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform, they seem poised to ignore it.
Will Republicans ignore passing legislation to achieve lasting immigration reform, or will they use President Obama’s executive action as an excuse not to do so during the next two years? What implications will their action or inaction have on the outcome of the 2016 presidential election? Less than two years ago, party leaders solemnly declared after an exhaustive study that the GOP "must...
November 25th, 2014
Written by Josh Lederman in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 0 Comments
President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, after the Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
President Barack Obama appealed for calm and understanding in Ferguson on Monday after a grand jury decided not to indict in the death of Michael Brown, pleading with both residents and police officers to show restraint. "We are a nation built on the rule of law, so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make," Obama said. In a late-night statement from the White House,...
November 24th, 2014
Written by David A. Lieb in Discrimination Cases, Race Relations with 0 Comments
The announcement of no indictment for the killing of Michael Brown has incited protesters.
There will be no indictment for the killing of Michael Brown. A grand jury decided not to indict a Ferguson police officer in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch announced the decision Monday evening. A grand jury of nine white and three black members had...
November 24th, 2014
This combination made from pictures distributed by the FBI in 1964 shows, from left, Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman, civil rights workers who were killed in the "Mississippi Burning" case of 1964. The men are going to be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, but the honor is not sitting well with some of their relatives.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom being awarded posthumously to the three civil rights workers who were killed by Ku Klux Klansmen in 1964 makes some of their relatives uneasy. They worry it could relegate the racial equality movement to history books when it should instead be seen as relevant as ever, particularly in light of what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, where a white police officer...
November 24th, 2014
Written by David A. Lieb in Race Relations, Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
Artwork on a boarded up business reflects in raindrops on a window Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, more than three months after a black 18-year-old was shot and killed nearby by a white policeman in Ferguson, Mo. Many Ferguson businesses have boarded up their windows in anticipation of the announcement by a grand jury whether to criminally charge officer, Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown.
The Ferguson grand jury decision will be critical, not only for the people of Ferguson, but for many Americans. A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said Monday. The panel has been considering charges against Darren Wilson, the...


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