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Harassment of black pedestrians called public-safety measure

The Sacramento Police Department, which was treated to a couple of days of media approval for its seemingly transparent response to the beating of a black man accused of jaywalking, couldn’t stick to sensible public relations. Instead, department officials are … Continue reading

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“God Bless America” turns unsettling at Folsom concert

Nothing’s simple in these politicized times. The haunting words and melody of  “Danny Boy” are still running through my head today, and I’ll admit the lullaby “Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral” brought a tear to my eye. That’s what spending an evening with The … Continue reading

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UC Berkeley, UCLA say football more important than fair play and equal rights

Sixty-five years ago, the University of San Francisco’s undefeated football team took a memorable stand in defense of equal rights. The 1951 team, widely considered the best in the country, refused to play in a prestigious and financially lucrative postseason … Continue reading

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Why friendship among co-workers has declined

Friendship is declining in the workplace. That was the premise of a Sunday op-ed piece in the New York Times by Adam Grant, a professor of management and psychology at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. “Once, work … Continue reading

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