As I See It

As I See It by Cynthia Tucker

September 27, 2014

View of Black Men as Thugs Is Deep-Seated Prejudice

The August shooting of 22-year-old John Crawford III by suburban Ohio police did not incite weeks-long protests, prompt congressional action or provoke candid national conversations over race, as did the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri, which occurred four days later. But Crawford's... continue

September 20, 2014

Obamacare Is Not the Disaster It Was Predicted to Be

In crimson-red Alabama, Parker Griffith, the Democratic candidate for governor, is running ads embracing a critical component of Obamacare. Griffith castigates his opponent, Republican incumbent Robert Bentley, for refusing to expand Medicaid, which the challenger says could benefit more than 300,000 Alabamians. ... continue

September 13, 2014

Return of Troops to Iraq Is Genuine Failure of Leadership

You have to give the bloodthirsty jihadists of the Islamic State (also known as ISIL or ISIS) credit: They may be savages, but they know us well. They used well-produced, high-quality videos of their grisly murders of American journalists to provoke the United States into a bipartisan frenzy of retribution. ... continue

September 06, 2014

Louisiana Ruling Is Bump in the Road to Marriage Equality

In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in an aptly named case called Loving v. Virginia. The court struck down laws that banned interracial marriage so that Richard and Mildred Loving could live together as husband and wife without the harassment of Virginia authorities. It's hard to... continue

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