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July 06, 2004


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Columnist Howard Dean: An Honest Conversation - During this past Fourth of July weekend we reflected on how proud we are to be Americans. Our pride is justified. Over the last 228 years, America has been a strong force for justice and democracy in the world. But it is also the nature of Americans not to simply congratulate ourselves on our accomplishments, but to look forward. And so as a white American, I want to celebrate the Fourth of July by talking honestly about race. We have come a long way in 50 years and an even further distance in the last 150 years. But, we still have a long way to go.

Last year The Wall Street Journal wrote about a study which showed that qualified African-American job applicants with no criminal record were less likely to be called back for a second interview than white applicants who were similarly qualified but had a drug conviction on their record. We know that Hispanic-American children are more likely than any other group of kids in America to be without health insurance and African-Americans have the highest rate of infant mortality in America.

I do not believe most whites are racist. I do believe we are often indifferent to race and this indifference is perceived as racism by non-whites. Every human being is ethnocentric; we all tend to be more comfortable with the kinds of people we grew up with ­ people with a shared religion, culture, language or skin color.- Read more...
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photosRemembering 'Swede' Risland (1915-1991);The town's most memorable logger - People still remember Swede Risland and chuckle when telling stories about him or about his incredible generosity. In his prime he made big money in the woods and all his life he gave it away as easily as he made it! The old logger was no fashion plate and in his later years he had to coax his battered old smoking and coughing yellow pickup all the way up Main Street until it gratefully reached the summit and rolled down Grant Street toward the tunnel - its cargo of salvaged miscellany rattling as it slid forward to clatter against the cab. Swede loved to clean out and organize long-neglected old warehouses and storage sheds and found many a rusty but still-good treasure waiting to be shared and recycled. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Saturday - June 19, 2004

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arrow Ketchikan's American Legionnaires; Here's to 'the boys' of Post #3 -

arrow Ketchikan's Cruise Ship Industry; A light-hearted look at its origins

arrow Ketchikan's First City Players; Did you hear that applause?

arrow A biography of Alaska's herring: A little fish of huge importance...

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