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A Cancer in the Social Justice Movement

Published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch 02/21/16 Something has gone terribly wrong with the social justice movement. The heavy lifting of making things better is being consumed by a free-floating anger that has little connection to what is actually happening … Continue reading

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Baffled by “White Privilege” in Ferguson

Published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch 1/28/16 Baffled by “White Privilege” in Ferguson “White privilege” recently made an appearance in the presidential race when a college student, Thalia Anguiano, asked Clinton what the term “white privilege” meant to her. I … Continue reading

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Mizzou, the N Word and Black Guys

I don’t know Jonathan Butler, the Mizzou hunger striker, and I’ve only been to the campus a few times, but it’s hard for me to believe all this happened just because of the three reported incidents.

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Hugs for Cops

My wife and I attended the Ferguson Police Rally on Sunday. We didn’t go to support or protest Darrin Wilson, Michael Brown, Eric Garner or anyone else. We went because for the last several months we have found ourselves wanting … Continue reading

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Ferguson and the Evolution of our Social System

Our government’s efforts to extend opportunity to all of our citizens have fallen short, and we really don’t know why. We don’t know why some people are able to take advantage of opportunities and education, and others are not. We … Continue reading

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The Questions They Didn’t Ask Darren Wilson

I don’t know if Darren Wilson is innocent or guilty. But I am stunned at the questions the prosecuting attorney did not ask. Wilson suggested that he had no choice but to kill Brown because Brown was a demon that … Continue reading

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The Sadness in Ferguson

A protester friend wrote of her experiences last night. She noted that she was at the front lines of social justice, as a peaceful protester and helping to confront agitators. She suggested the question that people needed to ask themselves … Continue reading

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Allow Voting Over Two Days

In April the residents of Ferguson will go to the polls to vote on the city’s leadership. One way to increase voter participation in the election would be to keep the polls open two days instead of just one. Arguably, … Continue reading

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Chief Jackson and True Change

The resignation of Tom Jackson, the police chief of Ferguson, has become a goal of many activists and protestors. But while this would certainly be change, it might actually stand in the way of true social progress.

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Pool Traffic Violation Fines in St. Louis County

St. Louis County has a unique system for sharing sales tax revenue among municipalities. A similar pooled approach to fines from traffic violations would be a step towards reducing the abuse of traffic tickets by St. Louis’ smaller municipalities.

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