Clarence Page

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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.

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Clarence Page: Race card season again?

After years of mostly hedging any suggestion that racism has anything to do with President Barack Obama's ferocious opposition, there's a new racial etiquette in town.

Can ethnic hate be a mental illness?

In early April, the Anti-Defamation League offered some happy news about a very grim topic. Less than two weeks passed before a hate-motivated killing of three innocent people in Overland Park, Kan., on the Sunday before Passover.

Could LBJ do as much today?

Fifty years later, it's hard to imagine the enactment of the Civil Rights Act by today's polarized Congress. We Americans fight less among ourselves when we clearly face a common enemy or crisis.

Defending a high achiever

Congratulations, Kwasi Enin. For this astounding feat, you now get to be pilloried where no good deed goes unpunished, on the Internet. That's an unfortunate part of the price one pays for being both black and bright in the age of affirmative action.

Memo to GOP: Poverty isn't just about race

Why does so much of our talk about race and poverty leave us Americans spinning our wheels?

Colbert's irony and Twitter don't mix

One of the unwritten but widely respected rules of satire is that somehow, somewhere, someone simply isn't going to get the joke. And if they don't get the joke, you get taken seriously about something you don't really believe.

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