Category: Opinion

Black Lives Matter

by Errington C. Thompson, MD – In Ferguson, Missouri, Michael Brown was an unarmed black man who got into an altercation with police and died. Read more »

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It’s Time for Us to Have a Modern, Post-Confederate, Constitution

by Dr. Henry Bain – South Carolina’s battle flag may soon come down from the capitol flagpole, but other symbols of the Confederacy’s ideology remain Read more »

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The Supreme Court – and the Court of Public Opinion

by Errington C. Thompson, MD – President Obama and the rest of his White House staffers must be walking around pinching themselves. I’m not sure Read more »

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Obama’s Amazing Grace

By Donald Kaul – He left Clementa Pinckney’s funeral as a black man who happened to be president. If Martin Luther King’s I Have A Read more »

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The Making of a True Believer

By Joe Elliott – On June 17 a young white man named Dylann Storm Roof walked calmly into the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Read more »

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Rewrite the United States Constitution

Maybe it’s time to do what Thomas Jefferson advised every generation to do. The Constitution has served as a framework for the government of the Read more »

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Transportation Apartheid

By Annie Butzner – Equity in transportation means a system that works for everyone. In times of unprecedented income inequality, transportation policy has enormous impact Read more »

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How Quickly We Forget

by Errington C. Thompson, MD When George W. Bush raised his hand to take the oath of office, America was really in pretty good shape. Read more »

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Differential Policing by Neighborhood

by Frank R. Baumgartner – Imagine a police department separates a city into two zones, one majority white, one majority black, but those zones have Read more »

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Fixing Baltimore: Fixing America

by Errington C. Thompson, MD Freddie Gray was a 25-year-old male who lived in the inner city of Baltimore. He is also, sadly, the latest Read more »

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