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Sep 04th

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Refreshing ideas on ending violence against children

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Refreshing ideas on ending violence against childrenIn a Letter to the Editor, (Dec. 15 – Dec. 21 issue), Alexander Reid McFarlane comments on statements made by Ryan T. Scott and Gary Burgess, Sr. about Adrian Peterson. Alexander Reid McFarlane's words were thoughtful, educated and refreshing. He clearly, proclaims, "We can stop hitting our children." What a powerful perspective. I loved his commentary and here's why.
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Letter to the editor: Navell Gordon: Victim of racial stereotyping

Letter to the editor: Navell Gordon: Victim of racial stereotypingIf Officer Darren Wilson or George Zimmerman were color blind, would they have made the same choices (in killing unarmed Black teens)?

Stereotypes that police and others make affect more than a person's pride, these stereotypes are taking peoples lives and livelihoods.
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Response commentary on Peterson's suspension

Response commentary on Peterson's suspensionIn my view, yours (writer of a letter to the editor in response to an earlier commentary on Adrian Peterson) and most white writers' comments on AP's "crime and punishment" miss the point entirely.

I do not slavishly support AP ... the running back or the man.
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Getting justice for Mike Brown, Ferguson and victims of police killings nationwide

Getting justice for Mike Brown, Ferguson and victims of police killings nationwideOne of the more popular chants that sounds more like a mantra is "never again" each time an unarmed Black man is killed by the police.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We can stop hitting our children

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We can stop hitting our childrenDear Editor:

Your Nov. 30 issue carried two columns devoted to spanking and Adrian Peterson. Both convey the impression that spanking or corporal punishment conveys special benefits. It does no such thing.
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Police are here to protect America from us

Police are here to protect America from usMuch has been written and spoken about the "achievement gap." Nobody asked me, but I am at least as concerned about the "education gap." That's the gap between what is taught to all Americans and the full, unvarnished truth about this country's roots and history.
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State should lead in reducing job disparities

State should lead in reducing job disparitiesPeople of color currently represent 18 percent of Minnesota's population and their percent of the total population continues to increase.

In Ramsey and Hennepin counties respectively, people of color represent 34 percent and 29 percent of the population. Unfortunately, people of color are often not "considered, groomed or selected for high level positions" because of "stereotypical views or unconscious bias." Further they are less likely to "receive crucial information about career advancement ... coaching about networking, tips on informal or unwritten rules of the workplace or information about job opportunities."
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