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Terror and the MBTA: You don’t look harmless

Racial profiling meets war on terror: The highest federal court in New England has said it’s okay for government officials single out dark-skinned people for searches,  as long as they can concoct some cover rationale, ginned up with vague allusions to t
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By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  December 31, 2010
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The velvet rope of prejudice?

RACE RELATIONS
Race relations
By G. VALENTINO BALL  |  December 10, 2010

Notes from a Borderland

What we learn from immigrants
What we learn from immigrants
By DAVID KISH  |  May 07, 2010
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Library woes

In an attempt to save four Boston Public Library branches that are slated to close due to budget shortfalls, some state legislators from Boston have threatened to block all state funding the library receives if it shutters any of its 26 branches.
Plus, Arizona declares war on immigrants
By EDITORIAL  |  April 30, 2010

Extremist Fail

A political story could literally not contain more irony than the story of the USA PATRIOT Act and its effect on the modern extremist right-wing movement.
Letters to the Portland Editor, April 2, 2010
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 02, 2010
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Gates-Gate

If there was ever any doubt that race and perception are intimately linked, the bizarre arrest of Harvard superstar Henry Louis Gates Jr. — which hit the news this past Monday — should dispel it once and for all.
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By ADAM REILLY  |  July 24, 2009