<i>Barack Obama maintains that since he began his reign, race relations in the U.S. have improved. American society holds the opposite view.</i>
According to the president, the mass protests of African-Americans against police brutality that have already lasted for half a year should not overshadow the general [Read more]
The Brown incident is not an isolated case, but reflects the racial prejudices held by American law enforcement officers.
The grand jury of a Missouri town decided not to prosecute a white policeman, Darren Wilson, who had killed Michael Brown, a young black man. Beyond the outrage incited in the little town of Ferguson due to the inconsistencies in evidentiary standards that free Wilson, there is a fundamental issue that persists in a [Read more]
The spike in racial violence in the United States stemming from the November 24 verdict in the small city of Ferguson extended to 170 cities around the country, including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington, Boston and Philadelphia. It relented a bit over Thanksgiving weekend, a family festival in North America, [Read more]
The grand jury in the Michael Brown case has determined that the use of excessive force is a legitimate legal defense. The decision impacts mainly people of color.
One can at once establish two contradictory facts: Americans believe in their judiciary, but at the same time lack confidence in its ability to make decisions when it comes to the deeply-rooted problem of racial discrimination.
Blacks and whites in America stand in irreconcilable opposition — a fact that the first black president has been unable to alter.
That, with Obama, a black man became president for the first time was a milestone in the fight for equality. Yet there are still many problems to solve.
But Obama came to office on a tide of optimism that old problems could be solved with innovative solutions... YES WE CAN, the slogan went. Apparently, we can’t.