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Joelouis Mattox: We all must work together to overcome racism

March is National Woman’s History Month. Joelouis Mattox, a former member of the Missouri Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission On Civil Rights, dedicates this column to Lucile H. Bluford, who encountered state-sponsored racism in 1939 when she was denied admission to the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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Andrew Johnson: No one wins in school talk failure

Andrew Johnson, a co-founder of the Midtown Community School Initiative and director of the Pilgrim Center, writes: The failed negotiations between Académie Lafayette and Kansas City Public Schools have once again exposed a deeper division in our urban community, one that goes beyond those two sides of the negotiating table.

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Matt Condon: The Startup Act is being held up in Congress, delaying job growth and economic development

Matt Condon of Fairway, champion of the Greater Kansas City Chamber’s Big 5 Entrepreneurship Initiative, writes: The Startup Act is about economic development. It would immediately initiate growth in new businesses and support our country’s incredibly important small business sector, which generates over a million new jobs each year, accounting for most of the nation’s annual job creation.

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Jacob W. Kipp: Is this a new Cold War or far worse?

Jacob W. Kipp, who retired from federal service in 2009 and is an adjunct professor at the University of Kansas in Russian, East European and Eurasian studies, writes: Dead Russians and dead Americans will not guarantee a de-escalation of the conflict in Ukraine. Instead, both sides are very likely going to be trapped in a dialectic of escalation.

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Don Schoening: My granddaughters found balance in China

Don Schoening, a retired federal executive and now a substitute teacher in the Olathe School District who lives in Lenexa, writes: Our daughter feels more comfortable being a free-range mother in Shanghai, with 23 million residents, than in Southern California. The girls are taking Mandarin in school and can give directions to taxicab drivers.

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