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May 10, 2013
Over the past few weeks, I have quietly waited for someone to write in a sensible argument regarding the issue of the White Student Union at Towson University. I can no longer remain quiet. Let us remind ourselves of a few facts. White people are still in the majority in this country and on the campus of TU. Black people are still in the minority in this country as well as on the campus of TU. Lest we forget the atrocities that have been committed against our black brothers and sisters in this country.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2014
In the American dream a child can rise above a low-income background to go to college and then a high-paying job, but research by a Johns Hopkins University sociologist over a quarter of a century shows it rarely happens in Baltimore. Karl Alexander, with two other researchers, followed nearly 800 children from varied socioeconomic backgrounds from the time they entered first grade in a Baltimore City public school in fall 1982 until they turned 28 or 29 years old. They found just 4 percent of students from low-income families in the study group attained a college degree.
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By Boston Globe | December 18, 1992
The message often comes quiet as a whisper, but it's hard to miss.One white man got it sitting in a parents group at his son's school: "Everyone wants to know what the African-American and the Haitian and the Native American think, but no one really cares what the white man thinks. I am a known quantity. I aminvisible."Another white man got it from white women."They think white men are very uncool; they've heard it all before," a Boston lawyer said. "Sometimes I think I should make it up, like I tell them I was emotionally abused.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | March 2, 2014
President Clinton? Maybe, if Democratic voters have their way. While the Republican faithful are split between a number of contenders and not particularly enthusiastic about any of them, a new poll finds Democrats overwhelmingly united behind a Hillary Clinton candidacy for 2016. A commanding 82 percent of the party, according to the CBS News/New York Times poll, wants to see her run. It is, of course, way too early to be taking polls seriously. But perhaps an observer can nevertheless be forgiven for being heartened at the prospect of a Clinton campaign, much less a Clinton victory.
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By Wayne Hardin and Wayne Hardin,Staff Writer | April 12, 1993
For almost two hours, Michael Douglas' character in the movie "Falling Down" screams his rage and fury. His attitude of "I don't give a damn anymore" sums up the growing frustration among a segment of society that feels it is losing power. White males in America."There are a number of issues that men today, especially young men, are angry about," says Dr. Charles T. Lo Presto, 46, a clinical psychologist and assistant professor at Loyola College in Baltimore.By the year 2010, for example, white men "will be a distinct minority in the work force to people of color and women," says Dr. Lo Presto, quoting recent studies.
NEWS
By Derrick Z. Jackson | December 6, 1994
THIS BUSINESS ABOUT angry white men is a riot. All I see on the business pages are white men almost literally partying down to their underwear. William Farley, chairman of Fruit of the Loom T-shirts and boxer shorts, said he was happy the Republicans vaporized the Democrats in the midterm elections because that means health care reform is "clearly dead."F. Kenneth Iverson, chairman of steelmaker Nucor, complained about the regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Nancy Spiller and Nancy Spiller,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | August 21, 1992
White Men Can't JumpFox Video (1992)Director Ron Shelton once again succeeds in taking us someplace we might not otherwise care to go -- inside the world of low-grade sports. In "Bull Durham" it was minor league baseball, in "White Men Can't Jump," it's pickup street-league basketball. These are the boys who cadge for dollars on the neighborhood courts, hustling games to stay alive or supplement the chump-change from their day jobs.And whether you're a sports fan or not, Mr. Shelton makes us care about these people.
NEWS
By R. Richard Banks | July 26, 1991
A FRIEND recently landed a job for what supporters and detractors of the 1991 civil rights bill would agree is the wrong reason: the color of his skin. He was hired to help fill the most insidious, yet least discussed, quota of all: the quota for white men.Public debate about civil rights legislation, particularly the Civil Rights Act of 1991, invariably revolves around the issue of whether the legislation will lead to de facto quotas for minorities.The debate over quotas is one of many examples of how the civil rights discussion is clouded by misunderstanding and misperception.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2011
A Canadian developer whose bid to build a slots casino in Baltimore has been dismissed by the city filed a federal lawsuit against a state gambling commission Tuesday, contending that the newest bidding process discriminates against companies owned by white men. Michael Moldenhauer's Baltimore City Entertainment Group says that the Maryland Video Lottery Facility Location Commission's request for proposals notes that one factor in its selection process...
NEWS
April 29, 1998
In yesterday's editions, the Associated Press reported incorrect figures for lung cancer fatalities. The actual figures show that black men have death rates from lung cancer about 50 percent higher than white men, regardless of whether the men studied were smokers.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 4/29/98
NEWS
February 22, 2014
Not wanting to trivialize the sentiment in Kaye Wise Whitehead's recent commentary ( "A never ending war," Feb. 18), I feel compelled to point out that she just condemned an entire race based on the actions of a few. What she did in writing about the Michael "loud music" Dunn and George Zimmerman verdicts is generalize, stereotype, prejudge, and to a degree, profile the entire white race. She talks about keeping her boys safe from white men standing their ground. Professor Whitehead lives and work in the Baltimore area.
NEWS
May 10, 2013
Over the past few weeks, I have quietly waited for someone to write in a sensible argument regarding the issue of the White Student Union at Towson University. I can no longer remain quiet. Let us remind ourselves of a few facts. White people are still in the majority in this country and on the campus of TU. Black people are still in the minority in this country as well as on the campus of TU. Lest we forget the atrocities that have been committed against our black brothers and sisters in this country.
NEWS
February 12, 2013
Columnist Susan Reimer writes that the debate over banning assault weapons is really about race and gender ("Rage, resignation at gun control town hall," Feb. 7). Five times in her column she describes opponents of banning assault rifles as white men and the victims of gun violence as African American. She even includes the statistic that 51 percent of people killed by guns are black. Anyone reading this article would deduce that white men are using assault rifles to kill African-Americans in large numbers.
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Susan Reimer | February 6, 2013
A recent poll showed that 62 percent of Marylanders favor a ban on assault weapons, and 71 percent favor a limit on the number of bullets in a gun magazine. If the members of the General Assembly vote the way the polls are blowing, it appears Gov. Martin O'Malley's sweeping gun reform bill could become law. However, after attending a town hall meeting in Largo convened by Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown on the bill, my straw poll indicates the bill will go down to defeat: angry white men 1, sadly dismayed African-Americans 0. The meeting Tuesday night on the campus of Prince George's Community College roiled with barely contained fury, just as the first town hall meeting in Baltimore City did last week, according to Deborah Adams, who attended.
EXPLORE
January 18, 2013
As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, we are reminded that equality is unconditional, something we basically knew from the start.  And it wasn't born out of the Great Charter of the Liberties of England, or the Magna Carta; the Declaration of Independence; the Constitution or even the Bill of Rights. Rather, as Abraham Lincoln said in the movie "Lincoln": "it was right there all the time; there in Euclid's (Father of Geometry) 'Elements,' a 2,000-year-old book of mechanical law. " In fact, Abraham Lincoln, who explored and wrestled with passage of the 13th Amendment focusing on the abolition of slavery, unflinchingly put Euclid this way in the movie "Lincoln": "Things which are equal to the same thing are equal to each other.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | November 8, 2012
While Republican leaders console themselves that they salvaged control of the House from the defeat of Mitt Romney, they need to ponder the long-term future of the party of Lincoln and of Ronald Reagan. The course of the Grand Old Party from the Great Emancipator to the Great Communicator took some very twisted turns - from Theodore Roosevelt, the great trust-buster; to Dwight Eisenhower, the great highway builder; to Richard Nixon, the great corrupter. Through it all, it has largely been the party of white men, then of white men and women, and more recently of white Christian evangelicals and tea party naysayers.
NEWS
February 12, 2013
Columnist Susan Reimer writes that the debate over banning assault weapons is really about race and gender ("Rage, resignation at gun control town hall," Feb. 7). Five times in her column she describes opponents of banning assault rifles as white men and the victims of gun violence as African American. She even includes the statistic that 51 percent of people killed by guns are black. Anyone reading this article would deduce that white men are using assault rifles to kill African-Americans in large numbers.
FEATURES
By Barry Koltnow and Barry Koltnow,Orange County Register | April 12, 1992
Black male friends of writer/director Ron Shelton who have worn crew jackets with the movie title "White Men Can't Jump" emblazoned on the back have reported some interesting reactions in predominantly white neighborhoods.The jacket-wearers have told Mr. Shelton that some white men seemed offended by the title; a few others were downright angry. But an overwhelming majority simply laughed. Real hard."That's how this movie started," Mr. Shelton said. "As a title. I tried it out on people and everybody laughed."
NEWS
September 3, 2012
Letter writer Ron Wiring seeks to minimize the fallout from Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comment by equating it with former Rep. Anthony Weiner sending pictures to admirers of his more-than-adequate abs swathed in a towel ("Neither party is defined by its lunatic fringe," Aug 25). I've run to work shirtless for years. I get the occasional shout and smile and have never had to resign from anything because there's nothing wrong with it. Mr. Akin, on the other hand, reveals the typical Republican thinking that you just can't trust a woman, even if she's claiming to be raped.
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | April 28, 2012
Media references to the Baltimore trial of Avi and Eliyahu Werdesheim now come with a made-for-Google-Trends phrase: "A case with similarities to the Trayvon Martin shooting. " Here are some of them: Avi and Eliyahu Werdesheim are white and 21 and 24 years old, respectively; the Park Heights teenager they are accused of assaulting, 16-year-old Corey Ausby, is black. In the Florida case, Trayvon Martin was 17 and black; the man accused of shooting him, George Zimmerman, is 28, and he's been described elsewhere in the press as a "white Hispanic.
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