• Joel Brown

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    Joel Brown

    Joel Brown is a staff writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. He’s written more than 700 stories for the Boston Globe and has also written for the Boston Herald and the Greenfield Recorder. Profile

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  1. Professor Whalen uses the criticism levied at Garth Brooks as a sign that unity could be tough to accomplish because of folks on the right. Since BU Today doesn’t want to mention it, I’d like to add that there are issues on the left as well.

    As an example, look at the protests last night in Seattle and Portland. There were arrests made due to burglary, property damage and an assault.

    Headlines from the New York Times show we really won’t have unity any time soon because for certain people, unity is only accomplished when we all believe/behave the same way 100% of the time.

    “Scorning Biden, protesters in Portland, Ore., and Seattle called for more radical change.”
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/20/us/portland-protest.html

    “Hours After Biden Inauguration, Federal Agents Use Tear Gas in Portland
    Protesters who spent months in the streets over racial injustice and inequality said they don’t expect immediate change from President Biden, who they declared “will not save us.””
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/21/us/protests-portland-seattle-biden.html

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