Sunday, February 3, 2013
Washington Post writer calls names "offensive."
Has the PC-ification of modern society gone too far, or not far enough? In 2009, the Supreme Court decided to let stand a federal appeals court decision that native Americans had "waited too long to bring their challenge to the Redskins trademark and thus forfeited any right to sue," as reported in the Christian Science Monitor. Now, Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy has linked the football team's name to the Negro Mountains in Western Maryland/Pennsylvania and is calling for Native American leaders to join forces with African American leaders to take a stand against names "rooted in systemic efforts to dehumanize." Milloy points to the controversy over the mountain range's name as early as 2011, and current efforts by Maryland …
Monday, January 7, 2013
In a letter to the Washington Post, Mark Magaw argues that a recent editorial exaggerated the facts of a 2010 UMD beating case.
Monday, January 7
Last month's Washington Post editorial criticizing the Prince George's County Police Department for its handling of a 2010 student beating case was "exaggerated and misleading," Police Chief Mark Magaw wrote in a letter published Sunday. Magaw's submission came in response to a Dec. 28 piece ("Prince George’s police get away with a beating") in which the editorial board condemned two officers caught on tape hitting University of Maryland student John J. McKenna in College Park. The incident occurred during the unruly aftermath of a victory over Duke by the UMD men's basketball team. But the board reserved its harshest criticism for those who oversaw the official response to the incident, accusing the PGPD of engaging "in a conspiracy of …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
In "Anti-Depressant Properties," Express Night Out features Greenbelt as the cure for poverty and overcrowding in the 1930s.