Today’s 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination is a searing reminder of unaddressed gun violence in America. The generations of children in a safer, healthier America that MLK dreamed of now live in fear of guns – when they are not running from them.
Critiques about Ava Duvernay’s $100 million interpretation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic “A Wrinkle in Time” are not unwarranted. What is unjustified are the racist critiques about using a black actor to depict the universal themes of the messiness and uncertainty of girlhood.
Cambridge is considered one of the most liberal cities in America. Its diversity and multiculturalism rivals that of the United Nations. Yet scratch below the surface, as our mayor’s recent town hall did, and there is a liberal racism as intolerant as what you’ll find in the South.