When a black man named Freddie Gray died while in custody of the Baltimore police last month, anguish led to protest. Protest led both to legitimate grievance and illegitimate violence. Black fingers pointed at racism. White fingers pointed at irresponsible black communities. Both were wrong. Both were right. I wish I had a simple formula…

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Ten days ago, Carolyn and I were in the Baltimore suburbs where our son Yosi underwent elective surgery. (He’s home in Tennessee and recovering quickly.) We needed a prescription filled. A series of events led us to witness a truth too many Americans ignore. First, we went to Rite Aid, a block from the doctor’s…

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