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Fifty years after the death of Martin Luther King, race relations are better

In our college dormitory discussions of events in the world, if anyone suggested that we would live to see a black Governor of Virginia, let alone a black president, he would have been viewed as mad. We have, fortunately, lived to see things we never imagined. The dream of Martin Luther King is not dead.

Michael Brown’s supporters prove why “Hip Hop Conservatism” is a loser

OCALA, Fla., August 22, 2014 — Ever since the black eighteen-year-old was shot by Darren Wilson, a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, mindlessness has ruled the day. This has dragged on for nearly two weeks now! Of course, it’s worth noting that Brown was unarmed when killed, as well as ...

Michael Brown and “A Clockwork Orange” America

OCALA, Fla., August 21, 2014 — Over forty years ago, Stanley Kubrick made a film that was so controversial he chose to pull it from release in the United Kingdom. This is not only where the story was set, but the movie itself made. As most have probably deduced, this film is A Clockwork Orange. ...

Less hoodies might mean better race relations

OCALA, Fla., August 19, 2014 — Now that Michael Brown’s death has placed America in yet another race relations quagmire, let’s forget about black, white, yellow, or red and focus on fashion. George Zimmerman has long since been acquitted of any wrongdoing in the death of Trayvon Martin. Nonetheless, a great many individuals believe that Zimmerman ...

Michael Brown wasn’t killed by white supremacy

OCALA, Fla., August 18, 2014 — The Saturday before last, Michael Brown swiped several cigars from a convenience store counter, passing much of his spoils to friend Dorian Johnson. At first, the far older clerk was distracted. He picked up on the theft, though, and rushed to the customers’ aisle where Brown and Johnson were ...

Michael Brown makes us take a closer look at black America

OCALA, Fla., August 14, 2014 — The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson has become a flash point for our country’s debate about race relations. The trouble started after unarmed black eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. The incident took place just after noon on Saturday. Since Sunday, there have been an ...

Michael Brown is not Trayvon Martin

OCALA, Fla., August 7, 2014 — The police shooting of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown has invoked memories of Trayvon Martin. While Martin was shot about forty minutes north of Orlando, and Brown in a less-than-fashionable suburb of St. Louis, both were of similar age, unarmed, and, needless to mention, black. None of those who shot them ...