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Don’t ban discussion of nation’s prejudice

Editor’s note:  this letter by a Charlotte Dems member appeared in the Daily Sun on July 22nd. Please support our local newspaper by subscribing to it! GOP lawmakers are attempting to drag us into a moral panic over a problem that doesn’t exist: critical race theory (CRT). Their rants alleging there is no racism have

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Jim Crow 2.0

By Bill Welsch, Charlotte Dems contributing writer ‘If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.” George Bernard Shaw During the Reconstruction period following the U.S. Civil War, it was not uncommon for African Americans to be elected to local and state offices. Although election to

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Opinion

Taking on racism and crime should be the same fight

Opinion by E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post Columnist, June 20, 2021 We must fight racism and fight crime at the same time. We must reform policing and make policing more effective. And we must battle any demagoguery that casts demands for justice as concessions to criminality. Harmonizing these goals is morally urgent as the movement for

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Kamala Harris speaks the truth about race, unafraid

Opinion by  Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post Columnist, May 29, 2021 Throughout her political career, Vice President Harris has never shied away from issues of race. In fact, the former senator from California, state attorney general and San Francisco district attorney has been very intentional about taking on problems that have their roots in our nation’s

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Remembering George Floyd

By Teresa Jenkins, Chair, Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee George Floyd wasn’t the only black person to die at the hands of U.S. police officers. But the reaction to his death has clearly been different primarily because of the video that captured it. Within 24-hours of his death, the video taken by a passerby of

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