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By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,SUN STAFF | March 9, 1998
Pulitzer-winning author David Shipler spent five years traveling the country to talk to black and white Americans about their perceptions of one another, visiting places that bring blacks and whites into daily contact -- schools, colleges, military bases, police departments, corporations.His conclusion:Racial prejudice remains ever insidious, often unconscious. Many right-minded Americans have deep-rooted racial prejudices they've never considered until they sit down to discuss them.A former reporter for the New York Times, Shipler is the author of the 1983 "Russia: Broken Idols, Shattered Dreams" and "Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1987.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | July 27, 2004
Sunday was Little League Day at Oriole Park for the New Windsor Cubs. Forgive the fans if they didn't recognize the undefeated team from 1954. Instead of gangly kids in baggy uniforms, they were gray-haired granddads in matching T-shirts. On the front of the shirts: CUBS FOREVER. Fifty years after this Carroll County team won a pennant on its first try, the players still flock for reunions from places like Wyoming and North Carolina. Three still have their Little League uniforms, neatly folded and tucked away.
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By This article was reported by Sun staff writers Dan Fesperman, Ivan Penn, Lisa Respers and Craig Timberg and written by Fesperman | January 18, 1998
It would seem to be the simplest of stories. A politician gets caught making money in ways that he shouldn't, then his embarrassed colleagues vote to expel him.But when the politician is black and the powers that oust him are mostly white, simple things can get complicated in a hurry.Whether out of genuine anguish or political opportunism, supporters of ousted state Sen. Larry Young tapped into old, deep channels of black pain and mistrust when they rose to Young's defense last week by invoking the most divisive theme in American culture: race.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | January 30, 1996
Prime-time network television is not the place you might expect to find a serious discussion of race -- especially during a season drowning in sitcoms about young friends.But, contrary to notions of network entertainment as essential mindlessness, an informed and highly charged discourse on ethnicity, power and race is now taking place every weeknight on ABC, CBS, NBC and even Fox.To an extent without precedent, millions of Americans are bearing witness nightly to symbolic representations of some of their deepest feelings on one of the deepest issues in the national psyche.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 17, 1991
HANOVER, PA. -- This town of 15,000 has 22 blacks.For some here, that apparently is too many.Hanover was the scene of a race riot last weekend that has left town officials defensive, and some residents puzzled, some amazed and others tense about what the rest of the summer might hold."
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By Earl Ofari Hutchinson | December 19, 2006
City officials in Vidor, Texas, screamed foul when news broke that their town was once one of America's notorious "sundown towns" for blacks. In the segregation era, that was the town fathers' not-so-discreet way of warning black people that they would be jailed, assaulted or worse if they were caught in town after dark. Vidor officials vehemently insisted that they have long since disavowed that naked, in-your-face racism. They contend that the press latched onto the town's woeful past to grab cheap, sensationalist headlines.
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November 28, 1990
How would you describe your taste in clothing?I like classic clothes, nothing trendy, punky or outrageous.What's the newest thing in your closet?A pair of unusual green and purple plaid pants. I love slacks and although I should probably wear skirts in my job, I feel better in pants and a jacket.What's the oldest thing in your closet?A fisherman's sweater that my aunt gave me.Do you have a true "standby" that you wear to feel good and look good?Yes, it's a coat dress with white lapels. When I put that on with heels and jewelry, it makes me feel important.
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By Gregory Kane and Gregory Kane,sun staff | July 6, 1997
American race relations, ever nasty, will not improve as lon as the noxious notion of "rational discrimination" is extant. It is an idea -- like drive-through prostate exams -- whose idea should never have come."
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December 16, 1998
Meet Eddie GeorgeThe Tennessee Oilers are a team to be feared, and Eddie George is the reason. In only three seasons, Eddie has become one of the NFL's top running backs. "He's just too tough to handle," says Oiler tight end Frank Wycheck.Eddie is an explosive runner. In 1997, he rushed for 1,399 yards on 357 carries.At Ohio State University, Eddie was outstanding, too.In 1995, Eddie won the Heisman Trophy as the best player in college football.SPORTS FUNNIESQ. What is the pig's best karate move?
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2012
For more that two decades, author Emily Bernard has been fascinated by Carl Van Vechten, a white man who played a seminal - and controversial - role in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s. She was in turns appalled by Vechten's air of entitlement, amused by some of his provocations and moved by his devotion to individual artists. (For instance, Van Vechten lobbied authorities to erect a nude, anatomically correct statue in New York's Central Park of the African-American activist James Weldon Johnson.
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