Acknowledging the significant racial disparity present in our educational system, the president’s order is a significant game changer for millions of black students, their families and communities suffering from the impact of inadequate opportunities.
While many of us think the epidemic of HIV/AIDS has greatly diminished and is no longer the death sentence that it once was, certain communities and groups of people are suffering beyond belief.
Those who voted to hold AG Holder in contempt and conduct this ridiculous circus should take heed from Thursday’s earlier lesson: justice will prevail. Even though it may have taken some time, and unyielding effort and patience, health care reform is now a reality. Progress is a reality.
Attempting to argue that AG Holder somehow withheld information with regards to the Fast and Furious case, Rep. Darrell Issa has engaged in a political witch hunt that proves only one thing: the hypocrisy of GOP members for personal and Party benefit.
Today, in the city of NY, we are facing another troubling form of biased profiling and searches known as ‘Stop-and-Frisk.’ Only difference is, this time, you can be targeted for simply walking down the street.
As the nation continues to diversify, and the GOP continues to fail to appeal to racial minorities and young people, they have resorted to their next best option: calculated efforts to block the vote. It’s our job to ensure that they don’t succeed.
The latest victims in Republican warfare are the most defenseless among us — our children. By allowing student interest rates to double, we will once again hurt those who need financial aid the most, and once again further disenfranchise the already marginalized.
In the case of Trayvon Martin, we have to unite and remember that it isn’t about race, but rather justice for a dead teenage boy whose only crime was walking home with a bag of skittles and an iced tea.
It’s time all of us engage in a long-term conversation on the elephant in the room — race. And as the Trayvon Martin case tragically proves, the topic cannot be discussed without dedicating an equal amount of time towards a serious look at our justice system.