Opinion

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Opinion: Racism is a white problem

Racism is more than prejudice. It is, rather, the system by which prejudice is encoded into the laws and customs of a society so that, to take an example not quite at random, two black men can be arrested for waiting quietly on a prospective business associate to arrive for a meeting at Starbucks.

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In defense of books -- Howard Craft

Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other big retailers have done damage to Independent Bookstores. Nice Price Books and The Know Bookstore, which were two of my favorite places to find obscure books, have closed over the last few years. Yet, cornerstones like the Regulator Bookshop are still here, and we now have Letters Bookshop, which opened on Main Street.

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Opinion: Cash bail system preys on, profits off the poor

Under North Carolina law, money bail should be rare, ordered only when absolutely necessary to ensure public safety and the appearance of a person in court. In most cases, prosecutors should affirmatively advocate release with only a promise to return. But that rarely happens. I

For the first time since his rookie season, Dwight Howard won't play in NBA playoffs

Dwight Howard, Charlotte Hornets center, talks about preparing for next season after missing this year's NBA playoffs.
John D. Simmons