Linn Washington, Jr

Linn Washington, Jr is a columnist for the historic Philadelphia Tribune, the nation’s oldest African-American owned newspaper. Washington is also Associate Professor of Journalism at Temple, where he co-directs the Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab that sends J-students into neighborhoods in search of stories the local establishment media ignore. In addition to his Temple degrees, Washington holds a law degree from the Yale University.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 2:23pm
The Republicans’ Rancid and All-Too-American Dance With Racism
As the racist rhetoric oozes from Republican presidential candidates, why are comments contained in Ron Paul newsletters from the 1980s and 1990s being widely considered more offensive than current bigoted banter uttered by Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum? One answer to that question is a politics where partisan criticisms are directed at crippling certain candidates feared as rising stars. Thus when Congressman Paul began percolating up in the Iowa Caucus polls late last year, news of his caustic comments in those decades-old newsletters became headline news coverage.
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Friday, May 28, 2010 - 12:40pm
For Texas Ed Board: Ignorance is Bliss
Let's give credit where credit is due. The Texas Board of Education, in a press release announcing its revision of the public school history curriculum, states that those revisions include explaining "instances of institutional racism in American society." So are critics reacting unfairly in charging that Texas board with embedding bigotry within its emphasis on presenting America as a Christian and conservative nation?
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Monday, January 21, 2008 - 3:26pm
Deferring Dreams: Delusions of Democracy
What happens to a dream deferred renowned poet Langston Hughes asked in his resonate poem " A Dream Deferred " published in the early 1950s. This question poised by Hughes carries contemporary interest during the dawning weeks of the Year 2008 when the word 'dream' is so much in the news.
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Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 2:34pm
Jena: The Ignored Story of Legal Lynching
For many African-Americans today, the main battle field against terrorism is not Iraq or Afghanistan but Jena, a small town in the state of Louisiana. This rural town about 40-miles northeast of Alexandria, La is where a group of six black teens are enduring criminal prosecutions for a school yard fight that many see as a legal lynching.
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Monday, July 30, 2007 - 2:16pm
Documents of Courage and Cowardice
SALISBURY, England - Even many atheists acknowledge the awe inspiring beauty of the fabled Salisbury Cathedral, the stunning Gothic edifice built in the 1200s topped by the highest church spire in England. The steeple atop Salisbury Cathedral stretches skyward higher than an American football field is long. The Cathedral sits majestically in a quaint village-like city about a two hour drive west of Britain's capital, London.
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