Where Has All the Power Gone?

College protesters and the Tea Party are raging against the same machine.

When does black power start?

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The kids feel powerless. At Yale University, they suffer racial slights, real and imagined, and learn a lesson reliably taught to strivers of every generation: You can reach the heights without ever finding the little door that leads to the center of things.

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