Steve Hochstadt: Only a man blind and naive to the suffering of others could have existed there and not recognized that there was a rampant culture of violence against blacks. Whether he personally saw mistreatment of them is irrelevant.
Nia Malika Henderson: Whereas most Democrats and Republicans, and eventually President Obama, addressed the militarization of the police, Clinton actually went there on an issue that most avoided: racism and the criminal justice system.
Kevin Zeeze: Well over 1,000 people protested peacefully, marching through Ferguson, going to the police station and some going door-to-door in prosecutor McCulloch’s neighborhood asking him to be removed or recuse himself.
Rev. Irene Monroe: While inarguably P’Town is known as the best LGBTQ summer resort on the East Coast, and this year marked the 36th anniversary of Carnival, our presence wasn’t always as welcoming as it is today.
Scot Nakagawa: Wednesday, Bill O’Reilly took us from the No Spin Zone to the make-your-head-spin zone in his rant, “The Truth About White Privilege.” And what was O’Reilly’s “truth?” That white privilege is a myth, the proof of which lies in the experience of Asian Americans.
Jonathan Simon: Human dignity arose on the streets of Ferguson, hovering over Michael Brown’s body, growing ever larger as that body was degraded in the hot sun. Not his soul or his ghost, but the specter of the humanity he shared with all of us.
Soya Jung: The mutually reinforcing myths of black criminality and the model minority have no place in the world envisioned by the people of Ferguson, defiantly standing their ground, armed with love and rage in the face of tanks and guns.
Scot Nakagawa: The shocking situation evolving in Ferguson, Missouri, has laid bare an ugly feature of American life: that the relationship of American society to Black people is founded upon the logic of slavery.
Carole Bartolotto: The problem with concluding that GMOs are safe is that the argument for their safety rests solely on animal studies. These studies are offered as evidence that the debate over GMOs is over. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Larry Wines: Part of the Koch’s shtick in the television ad campaign they launched this past summer is to declare themselves “America’s Corporation,” the way the Dallas Cowboys once declared themselves “America’s Team.”