Understanding Racial Inequality

Headline Roundup January 21st, 2019

In light of Martin Luther King Day, news outlets debate the overarching state of racism in modern society. Some argue that the black civil rights battles are over, and that disparities between the races are not driven by racism, but by culture, such as trends surrounding marriage, education, and crime. Others say that racism is systemic, citing voter suppression, racial divides in schools, as well as studies that show blacks are sometimes scrutinized more heavily than their white peers.

Understanding Racial Inequality

From the Right
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A half-century after his death, Martin Luther King Jr. is as revered as ever. But have we been following his example, or merely paying lip service to his ideas?

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From the Center
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Although racism is almost universally condemned across the political spectrum, what exactly constitutes racism (and what merits the label of “racist”) is not so clear.

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From the Left
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There are two MLKs. There once was a man named Martin Luther King Jr. who actually lived and breathed. He was a radical who believed in the redistribution of wealth

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