Baltimore City Community College

Don't exaggerate city's race problems

On March 15, the front page of The Baltimore Sun screamed about a "racial divide" ("Baltimore leaders agree: City has a race problem". There is "1950's level racism in Baltimore," the city's African-American police commissioner had earlier observed. And Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore's female African-American mayor, noted that "If I go out with a mixed crowd, people are automatically suspicious." Meanwhile, City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young is an African-American and Baltimore City Community College has 89 percent minority enrollment. A predominantly African-American city, according to Quick Facts, blacks...