Monday, May 28, 2018


What kind of country would tear apart and lock up families fleeing violence in their homelands? Ours. -- L.A. Times Editorial
Donald Trump 
“Our ancestors tamed a continent...we are not going to apologize for America.” -- At Friday's Naval Academy commencement address 
More Trump
 “You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there, maybe they shouldn’t be in the country.”  -- Interview on Fox News
Ben Strauss
Indeed, the same racism that underpinned the persecution of Jack Johnson’s behavior would be easily recognizable to the NFL players who have knelt today. -- Politico
Warriors Coach Steve Kerr
Kerr called the policy, which compels all NFL players to stand for the anthem or stay in the locker room while it’s played, “typical of the NFL,” and said the league was “playing to their fanbase, basically just trying to use the anthem as fake patriotism ... It’s idiotic.” -- Deadspin
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Yet, there is plenty of evidence that the American dream is blocked by a velvet rope wrapped in razor wire. -- Guardian
Alden Loury, director of research for the Metropolitan Planning Council
 “The decline in the city of Chicago is largely happening among African Americans and among African American communities, those communities on the South and West Sides, that’s generally what the city of Chicago is seeing in terms of loss. Every other community type is growing and every other demographic is growing." -- ABC News

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