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no surprise in this column: “Where has all the power gone?”

In Opinions on November 13, 2015 at 7:00 am

“Indeed, 69% of poll respondents agreed with the statement that they feel angry because our political system seems to only be working for the insiders with money and power, like those on Wall Street or in Washington, rather than working to help everyday people get ahead.’”

powerWhen does black power start? Photographer: Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images

“The kids feel powerless. At Yale University, they suffer racial slights, real and imagined, and learn a lesson reliably taught to strivers of every generation: You can reach the heights without ever finding the little door that leads to the center of things.

“At the University of Missouri, where blacks are 8 percent of the student body, one percentage point less than at Yale, there’s less ivy to camouflage the hurts. When you find a picture of a lynching tacked to your dorm room, the aggression doesn’t qualify as “micro.”

“The adults, too, feel powerless.”

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