Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: KKK skeletons in Los Angeles’s closet

They marched and rode in open flat-bed trucks in full Ku Klux Klan regalia. They were greeted with a mix of awe and admiration by many spectators. Meanwhile, police kept a respectful distance from the Klan paraders. The march and parade was not staged in a rural Alabama or Mississippi city or town. It was Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Long Beach needs to rename school

At last count, there were 22 elementary schools in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri named after the top Confederate general Robert E. Lee. There’s a perverse logic to elementary schools in those states named after Lee. For more than a century, he was the South’s runaway hero and legendary icon. His superb Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Lynch must file hate crime charge against Roof

The moment Dylann Roof massacred nine black churchgoers at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, the usual debate flared up. That is whether the feds had reason and authority to press a hate crime prosecution against him. Pundits and legal experts gave the by now stock reasons why the feds have no, or at Read More…