MARION Barry didn’t die an unnatural political death, as other African American politicos of his generation had done. While he seemed to test fate constantly and deliberately, he was a near political genius and master salesman. He expertly intertwined the District’s home rule, African American empowerment and socio-economic struggles with his own pockmarked narrative. It was impossible to slay the peripatetic politician without seriously bruising those other important stories.[continue reading...]
Is America’s justice system racist? Rep. Maxine Waters, for one, charges that “The color of your skin dictates whether you will be arrested or not, prosecuted harshly or less harshly, or receive a stiff sentence or gain probation or entry into treatment.”
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“I don’t know that all the ways we’ve organized the bureaucracy will work well for the next 20 years,” D.C. Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser (D) said at a recent news conference. I was hoping that moment of insight would be reflected in her transition. Instead, the team and its basic organizational structure forecast business as usual.
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