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The many faces of everyday hate

"I just don’t get the hate. That is the most troubling. If you let it, it will destroy you; but not me." Column by Lawrence Street

Growing up black in 1960s Riverhead

Lifelong Riverhead resident and Vietnam veteran Ronnie Smith says he didn't realize until leaving Riverhead how bigoted and racist his hometown really was. New column by Lawrence Street.

History lessons: It was not that long ago

It's important to remember how things used to be in order to best understand how things are today. To paraphrase the Spanish philosopher George Santayana, those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

A call to action: We must do better

We are at a crossroads of our moral compass in this country. We have to question, are we really free? Are we moving back or regressing to a period in time where we have made significant gains in race relations. We must do better.

The beat goes on: another story

Our society is continually struggling with racial hatred and the injustices that follow.

The aftermath: hate-mongers, the second story

This story is about Barbara Langhorne, a lifelong Riverhead resident, a mother and grandmother, retired after 36 years working at Brookhaven National Lab.

The aftermath: A call for unity, the first story

Racism is woven into American society. It's sometimes obvious, sometimes subtle— always destructive. New column by Lawrence Street.

Changing our hearts and minds

"We need continuous dialogue about racism from every aspect; dialogues where preconceived notions, stereotypes and prejudices are left at the door." In a new column, Riverhead native Lawrence Street tackles the subject of race and racism.
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