Clarence Page headshot 2014

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Clarence Page

A Chicago Tribune columnist and editorial board member, Page personalizes the issues. He writes with clarity and compassion about topics that strike at America's core, be it politics, affirmative action, educational opportunities, or race and multiculturalism.

Clarence Page Samples

Real lives, false debates

During my decades of journalism I have been alternatively amused and appalled by the sarcastic newsroom slogan: "A story too good to check out."

Racial strife can lead to progress

Big city mayors have to stay as neutral as possible when asked about disputes between their citizens and the police.

Cop cams: A good tool, not a cure

As the tragic chokehold case of Eric Garner illustrates, police body cameras are not the solution to all police brutality complaints.

Losing the Bill Cosby we knew

When asked about recent allegations against Bill Cosby, Chris Rock fell into what is for him an unusual position. "I don't know what to say," he told New York magazine.

A local racial clash, a national tragedy

When my fellow critics of Ferguson, Missouri police are reduced to arguing not whether but how hard Michael Brown hit police officer Darren Wilson, I think it is time to rethink what this scandal is all about or, more pointedly, what it should be ...

Obama vs. Ferguson's empathy deficit

After a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of Michael Brown, President Barack Obama stepped up to perform his unofficial yet widely presumed role: racial explainer-in-chief.

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