<![CDATA[Eric Frazier Opinion Columns & Blogs | CharlotteObserver.com &]]> http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/ en-us Fri, 03 Nov 2017 14:41:41 EDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Fri, 03 Nov 2017 14:41:41 EDT Eric Frazier 60 ccarpenter@charlotteobserver.com(Cheryl Carpenter) Observer Associate Editorial Page Editor Eric Frazier bids readers a heartfelt goodbye http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article125481279.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:17:00 EST

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My granddad, Shaft, and Obama’s era http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article125037609.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:17:00 EST

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A strong charter school shows the way http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article121383258.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 18 Dec 2016 15:19:00 EST

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Why Dylann Roof will get the death penalty in church shooting http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article120031438.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 11 Dec 2016 16:18:00 EST

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The problem of fear in the use of deadly force http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article118573418.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:37:55 EST By Eric Frazier

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The lessons Project LIFT teaches about ‘fixing’ high-poverty schools http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article116797213.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 27 Nov 2016 15:13:00 EST

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My feminist daughter’s problem with Hillary Clinton http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article112633448.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 06 Nov 2016 15:35:00 EST

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Upward mobility? One quirk of our social safety net actually discourages it http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article111170597.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 29 Oct 2016 14:45:00 EDT

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Restoring bonds between police, inner-city kids, in an era of mistrust http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article106786192.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 08 Oct 2016 15:30:00 EDT

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Globalization isn’t holding America back – Washington is http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article102327002.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:38:00 EDT

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Trump reached out to blacks and Mexicans. Women, you’re up next http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article100685027.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:35:28 EDT

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Why is Donald Trump surprised at being called a racist? http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article98179827.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:48:00 EDT

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Hey GOP, worried about black voters like me? Quit whining and compete http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article96745482.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:36:00 EDT

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Baltimore’s troubles: More evidence of our police problem http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article95403562.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 13 Aug 2016 15:39:00 EDT By Eric Frazier

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Is a rigged election coming? Republicans should prove it or pipe down http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article94018712.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 06 Aug 2016 14:09:00 EDT By Eric Frazier

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Brace yourself – the Clinton vs. Trump battle is officially underway http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article92529787.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:55:37 EDT By Eric Frazier

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Why I respect Hillary Clinton’s achievement -- and why you should, too http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article92028817.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:32:48 EDT By Eric Frazier

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Bernie is right: the game is rigged http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article91808222.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:32:12 EDT By Eric Frazier

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Why we look for heroes in troubled times http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article89913567.html#storylink=rss With terror attacks abroad and mass shootings at home, it’s natural to look for heroes

Charlotte found two heroes in 1916 in two black men who rescued six white men from a flood

In these tough times, we shouldn’t just look for heroes; we should ask more of ourselves, too

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What one sad, blood-soaked week tells us about the power, and the danger, of our voices http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article88567197.html#storylink=rss Emotions are running far too high in America right now

We all need to take the temperature down a notch

We can start by watching the words we speak and type on social media

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 15:48:00 EDT By Eric Frazier

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Here’s what a politically incorrect Charlotte Chamber trip would look like http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article85884102.html#storylink=rss The Charlotte Chamber just took its inter-city trip to Miami

Such trips are good, if super-polite

What if you could do a no-holds-barred, politically incorrect trip?

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:11:00 EDT

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Here’s one more way to ‘restore’ uptown’s old Brooklyn neighborhood http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article82588297.html#storylink=rss Mecklenburg County’s struggling to decide how to redevelop old Brooklyn neighborhood

All-black neighborhood was razed for ‘urban renewal’ in 1960s

Use proceeds from sale of the land to create a scholarship fund for kids like those who once lived there

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Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:40:40 EDT By Eric Frazier

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That racist Airbnb host? Every black traveler’s secret nightmare http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article81652627.html#storylink=rss I tend to avoid ‘local color’ restaurants and hotels when traveling

I fear bumping into that rare oddball overt racist who doesn’t welcome minorities at his establishment

Thought harder about this when hearing the story of how Airbnb banned a racist Charlotte host

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Are Americans as stupid as foreigners seem to think we are? http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article77485617.html#storylink=rss Two recent conversations raised that question

We’ve been stereotyped unfairly overseas

Then again, there’s The Donald’s baffling rise

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Sun, 15 May 2016 15:28:00 EDT By Eric Frazier

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How 3 Charlotte women and one good idea changed lives around the world http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article76059387.html#storylink=rss Habitat for Humanity has built 2,400 houses using women-only crews

It’s a 25-year-old tradition the charity has observed across the U.S. and in 30 countries

It started in Charlotte, with 3 women and an idea

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No ‘common’ left in our common sense http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article74691747.html#storylink=rss Supporters of House Bill 2 say it’s just common sense to keep men out of women’s restrooms

But opponents say they’re the ones using common sense

The debate over what constitutes common sense reflects the increasing polarization of our culture

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:07:40 EDT By Eric Frazier

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It’s time to forgive our prodigal son, Patrick Cannon http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article72127982.html#storylink=rss I was saddened to see Patrick Cannon’s bribery videos

Charlotte’s former mayor is paying his debt to society

It’s time for us to forgive him

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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 19:08:45 EDT By Eric Frazier

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On the bottom rung, but he’s looking up http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article70802147.html#storylink=rss Octavious Young’s struggle reflects Charlotte’s economic mobility problem

Moving up is hard, even for those deeply motivated to do so

Apprenticeships can help, but many more are needed

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Young people drowning in violent media http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article69539952.html#storylink=rss Girl-fight videos are latest twist in violent media aimed at youth

We need to better educate children on how to shield themselves from harmful media violence

Upcoming conference in Charlotte will help seek solutions

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Sun, 03 Apr 2016 11:27:00 EDT By Eric Frazier

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Some advice for America’s new minority http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/eric-frazier/article68354657.html#storylink=rss Social conservatives are a cultural minority group, but don’t seem to know it

As a veteran member of a minority group, here’s my advice

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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 11:00:00 EDT By Eric Frazier

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