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Tuesday Morning News Roundup

Tuesday Morning News Roundup I’m not sure why I like this cartoon. It may be because everyone should be outraged over the violence that is ongoing in Syria. For more than 30 years I’ve been talking about the role of historically black colleges in American society. Historically, when minorities, and specifically blacks, had nowhere else to go black colleges were essential. Now I’m not so sure. I simply don’t know. What happens when an historically black college hires a white football coach? Is that bad or good? A couple days ago, I posted video evidence that replacement referees can miss the

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Isn’t bullying wrong whether it is done today or 40 years ago?

So we have had a big push to stop bullying. We would like to stop bullying in schools and colleges. I remember as a teenager I went to the Battle of the Bands. This was a great show. Gambling. Texas Southern and other bands from historically Black colleges. It was outstanding. Great music and absolutely great precision marching. Recently, I found out that Florida A&M, a historically Black college, had a student who died of hazing, bullying. From WaPo: Thirteen people have been charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M University band drum major last November, a prosecutor said

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The GI Bill and Race

I didn’t know this. From NYT: Katznelson (author of When Affirmative Action Was White’: Uncivil Rights)¬†reserves his harshest criticism for the unfair application of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, known as the G.I. Bill of Rights, a series of programs that poured $95 billion into expanding opportunity for soldiers returning from World War II. Over all, the G.I. Bill was a dramatic success, helping 16 million veterans attend college, receive job training, start businesses and purchase their first homes. Half a century later, President Clinton praised the G.I. Bill as ”the best deal ever made by Uncle Sam,” and said it ”helped

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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