What about the other Laquans?

Columnist John W. Fountain III urges us not to forget about Kalief Browder, Sandra Bland, Philando Castile, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The conviction on Friday of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke in the shooting death of teen Laquan McDonald is no cause for celebration, Fountain writes.

This ain’t magic

One longtime Austin resident celebrates the fact that five young men in his family have graduated from college and extols others to not let their children succumb to the bigotry of low expectations.