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Silent Treatment

As a white man, I enjoy the privilege of thinking that the system usually works fairly - for me. After the LA Times fired me as a favor to the LAPD, however, I saw the system's unfairness at work. No matter what happened, it became clear that there was nothing that could have convinced them to admit they'd made a mistake.

As a white man, I enjoy the privilege of thinking that the system usually works fairly – for me. After the LA Times fired me as a favor to the LAPD, however, I saw the system’s unfairness at work. No matter what happened, it became clear that there was nothing that could have convinced them to admit they’d made a mistake.

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Changing the Man in Charge Doesn’t Change the System

Changing the Man in Charge Doesn't Change the System

Watching our millionaire president hobnobbing with celebrities at his luxurious vacation in Martha’s Vineyard as Ferguson, Missouri convulses in rioting after a cop shot unarmed Michael Brown, it’s obvious that electing a black president isn’t enough to change reality for millions of less privileged blacks. The only thing that separates Michael Brown from Barack Obama is a thin veneer of borrowed privilege.

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