The Scar of Race

From the October 1994 Print Edition

When the movie JFK was released in 1992 amid controversy over its historical accuracy, one commentator, explaining why the film’s distortions were so dangerous, pointed out that fully 60 percent of the American people had been born since John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. . . . . Continue Reading »

A Culture of Poverty?

From the March 1990 Print Edition

I hadn’t thought of Jerry Carter for at least five years. I probably wouldn’t have thought of him for at least another five if it hadn’t been for the report of the National Research Council’s Committee on the Status of Black Americans. I met Jerry in 1982. I was a reporter for the Chicago . . . . Continue Reading »