Mary Mitchell Columnist
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Mary Mitchell is a columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times.

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82 Articles
5 months ago
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The criminal justice system is a revolving door. Restorative justice might be a better way.

We keep punishing criminals, but that doesn’t result in less crime. With “R.J.,” “We are looking at actual accountabi...

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5 months ago
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When it comes to Black politics, the changing of the guard can feel like a betrayal

The 1st Congressional District primary to replace the retiring U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Illinois had 17 challengers, w...

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6 months ago
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We can’t and won’t forget the day the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade

Democrats need to strategize how to support organizations that now bear the burden of ensuring that impoverished wome...

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7 months ago
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Texas governor’s remarks insult families impacted by gun violence

The murders of 19 children in the nation’s latest school shooting call for more than the same blah, blah, blah.

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7 months ago
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We can’t depend on the Supreme Court to be our conscience on abortion

We — I mean Black women of my age — keep our feelings on the subject buried. But the prospect Roe v. Wade might be ov...

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8 months ago
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The first Black man on the White House Secret Service finally gets justice

Abraham Bolden, a Chicagoan, said Tuesday, “It’s been nearly 60 years. I thought it would happen. I knew God was in t...

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8 months ago
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Reflections on the “People’s Mayor” on his centennial birthday

We wanted Harold. We had Harold. We still miss him.

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8 months ago
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Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson gives us reason to hope

Her confirmation was expected but still a joy to behold.

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8 months ago
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Will Smith’s behavior left me stunned and confused

Slapping Chris Rock for his lousy joke on Oscar night isn’t going to make Will Smith or his wife feel better. It is g...

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9 months ago
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Kentanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing shows nation still deeply divided

Instead of celebrating America’s racial milestone, some politicians turned Jackson’s confirmation hearings into polit...

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9 months ago
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Merri Dee’s legacy, Salena Claybourne’s killing: reminders of the violence we face

The longtime WGN-TV anchor survived her kidnaping and shooting. The WGN studios security guard was killed at a gas st...

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10 months ago
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On Jason Van Dyke case, why is U.S. attorney’s office silent on civil rights charges?

The ex-Chicago cop’s early release from prison after his murder conviction for killing Laquan McDonald puts the spotl...

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