Tamara Meyerhoff

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Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game

Every time a conservative pol gets caught in a racial mess, we hear the same weary and laughable tune. B-b-but Robert Byrd! Enough already.<p>In much …

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Our real police/race problem: Diverse forces, white resentment, and America’s persistent divides

Why diverse police forces can’t seem to trump the economics of racism, or the twisted politics of white resentment<p>Nearly two decades before last month's murders of New York police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu by a black man, the murder of a black NYPD officer, Charles Davis, anticipated …

Black-on-Black Racism: The Hazards of Implicit Bias

How the politics of respectability twists society<p>In his year-end press conference, President Obama was asked about the state of black America. He responded by saying blacks are “better off than they were,” but juxtaposed that with the lingering issues evinced in the recent tragic police encounters …

Schools Need Redemption, Not Innovation

Are our school systems really in need of innovation? The reformers say so. This is the story told by the media and at education conferences. The most common narrative argues that schools are stuck in an outdated paradigm–the ‘factory model’ of education may have been useful in the 20th Century, but …

Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio humiliate themselves on Cuba: Inside their Guantánamo hypocrisy

Do these guys have any self-awareness? Here’s why their talk about human rights and Cuba is so hollow — and ironic<p>It was heartwarming to see so many right-wing Republicans jump to defend the concept of human rights and civil liberties yesterday. I'm speaking of their condemnation of the president's …

“Listen when I talk to you!”: How white entitlement marred my trip to a Ferguson teach-in

A nightmarish train ride reminds me why too many white people don’t get how short black America’s fuse is right now<p>On Friday, I was on the train to New York to do a teach-in on Ferguson at NYU. Beats headphones on, lost in thought, peering out the window, I suddenly saw a white hand shoving my work …

The right’s grossest race lie: Delusional conservatives and the truth about MLK

Post-Ferguson and Staten Island, the right’s again claiming MLK would be on their side. Let’s put the lie to rest<p><i>"It didn't cost the nation one penny to integrate lunch counters. It didn't cost the nation one penny to guarantee the right to vote. But now we are dealing with issues that cannot be</i> …

America, nation of torturers: Stop saying “this isn’t who we are” — here’s the real truth

Terrible findings in the torture report “are not who we are,” John Kerry claims. Well, here’s a U.S. history lesson<p>It's comforting for those whose actions are not aligned with their stated values to believe that what one does in real life is not what ultimately defines who one really is. It's nice …

A look at poverty in America, from the inside

One little-recognized reality of poverty in America is how closely it lurks beneath the surface of even a successful professional life. A bad career turn, a couple of financial missteps, and -- here comes the dizzying plunge from middle class to underclass.<p>That's the lesson of a remarkable …

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Do You Suffer From These Leadership Blind Spots?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the year winds down, it's time to look in the mirror at ourselves as business owners. It's an opportunity to look back and evaluate how well we've done as business leaders in the past year. As former New York Mayor Ed Koch used to ask …

A Creative Way to Educate Low-Income Students

In Columbus, Ohio, an innovative school has patched together state funds, work study, and grants to give at-risk kids a high-quality education.<p>I bumped into James Ragland, almost literally, in the entry space of the elegant Columbus public library. The library can be a meeting place of sorts, …

When 5 Women Explain Politics To 1 Man, Good Things Are Bound To Happen

In some matter of time -- maybe soon, maybe not -- America will be led by women.<p>It's not just because they make up more than half of the population, or because their numbers in Congress keep growing, or because Hillary Clinton is the most likely next president, or because men have basically f---ed …

Obama announces 'My Brother's Keeper' expansion in light of Ferguson unrest

In February, President Barack Obama launched an initiative to provide educational and community support for African-American boys and young men, an issue he said "goes to the very heart of why I ran for president."<p>But when Obama first unveiled the "My Brother's Keeper" program six months ago, he …

Battle against 'boobies' bracelets costs Pa. taxpayers nearly $400G

Taxpayers in an eastern Pennsylvania community are out nearly $400,000 after the school district lost a four-year legal battle over breast cancer awareness bracelets officials deemed offensive.<p>The Easton Area School District was assessed the full legal bill for the state chapter of the American …

The U.S. Is Home To Nearly One-Third Of The World's Female Prisoners

The U.S. has a serious female prisoner problem.<p>According to the International Centre for Prison Studies, there are 201,200 women incarcerated in the U.S. -- almost one-third of the world's documented female prison population as of 2013.<p>An infographic designed by Niall McCarthy, charted by Statista, …

Chicago principals: If you want poor performing, filthy schools, privatize

If you want schools that dominate the bottom quartile, privatize their management. And if you want dirty, filthy schools, privatize their custodial …

Mentoring, Following and Leading: Skills We Should All Maintain

Ten years, 20 years or more into our career, how many of us take the time to consciously step back and ask ourselves about our communication style? Specifically as leaders, do we recognize the need to mentor (or be mentored), as well as to follow when appropriate?<p>I work with a lot of young persons …