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A wide majority of U.S. voters say black Americans who can't get ahead should blame themselves for their troubles instead of racial discrimination. That's one of the more startling findings from a recent Pew Research Center effort to bunch voters into categories of likeminded people. The study came out a few days before the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, a landmark law that was supposed to bring about real equality.

Opinion Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:23:04 -0400
William Rivers Pitt | The Lost, Lingering Legacy of Robert F. Kennedy|-the-lost-lingering-legacy-of-robert-f-kennedy|-the-lost-lingering-legacy-of-robert-f-kennedy

2014 712 rfk fwRobert Kennedy addresses an election rally in 1968. (Photo: Celestine Chua / Flickr; Edited: EL / TO)

Forty-six years ago, on the fifth of June, 1968, the presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy came to an abrupt and horrific end. Having just given his victory speech after winning the Democratic primary in California, Kennedy was struck by three bullets fired by a man named Sirhan Sirhan in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel.

Opinion Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:12:38 -0400
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