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Commentary: Charlottesville, and what crawled out from under the rock

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Commentary: Charlottesville, and what crawled out from under the rock

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – At least we can stop pretending now. The ugly and tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, involving a “protest” by white supremacist thugs and the accompanying abdication of moral leadership by President Donald Trump have lifted the rock. What’s crawled out from beneath is both hideous and dangerous, but we […]

Commentary: Nah, it couldn’t be that

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Commentary: Nah, it couldn’t be that

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Thank goodness race isn’t the issue. Perhaps the fact that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and major league baseball’s all-time hits leaders Pete Rose have wandered into the national spotlight at the same time is further proof that history is a great teacher. Kaepernick is struggling to […]

Commentary: Baltimore and tragic choices

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Commentary: Baltimore and tragic choices

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Something about the issue of race makes otherwise intelligent Americans lose control of their senses. Once again, another American city is in chaos. Baltimore – Charm City – has been left reeling in the past few days. Many of the city’s schools found themselves closed. Businesses were looted and […]

Commentary: Race and the history we cannot just wish away

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Commentary: Race and the history we cannot just wish away

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The caller disagreed. I was on the air live with Indiana writer Janet Cheatham Bell, author of “Not All Poor People Are Black and other things we need to think more about” and a series of books of famous black quotations. Bell, who is also the mother of comedian […]