Brandon Oathout of Johnstown, N.Y., attends a Second Amendment rally at the Capitol on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. A few hundred people gathered for the rally pressing for repeal of the state's new tough laws that were enacted a month after the Newtown, Ct., school massacre. (AP …

Michael Cargill: Doublethink on Gun Rights Dominates Editorial Pages of Student Papers

For much of America’s checkered past, being black meant having your opinion discounted by default. From the Three-Fifths Compromise that saw each slave counted as only a fraction of a person to the Jim Crow laws that disenfranchised black voters for a full century after the Civil War, having black skin resulted in a constant struggle to be heard.