Charles Clark is a columnist for The San Diego Union-Tribune, where he writes about how identity intersects with civic life and local news in San Diego from politics and business to arts, sports and entertainment. He is a proud alumni of Arizona State University and joined the U-T in 2018 as the politics and county government reporter then became a columnist in 2021. Prior to venturing west, Clark worked at Bloomberg News covering corporate finance and at The Day in New London, Connecticut, covering the rural communities of Ledyard and North Stonington. When not writing or trying to connect with San Diegans, Clark can be found exploring San Diego’s backcountry, visiting a nearby theater or nestled in a coffee shop reading Stephen King. Unless it’s Sunday, then he’s probably watching his beloved hometown Kansas City Chiefs.
Latest from this Author
Recent analyses show a large chunk of American public is unaware of increasing anti-Asian racism, as attacks and negative attitudes persist
In the name of equity, the school’s leadership is eliminating some courses; but will equity being achieved?
Jackson will be the first justice to have worked as a public defender, which could help rebuild trust in the nation’s highest court
The U.S. asylum system has long treated different nationalities differently; Title 42 was the latest reminder of need for greater attention
When outlandish behavior becomes the fixation of news coverage, journalists deter their communities from consuming essential stories
Increased Jobs and revenue could mobilize effort across a broad citizenry
The ability to use ‘provocative language’ comes with responsibility, especially when you hold a position of authority, such as that of an educator
Those who may be most affected by development decisions can be left out of the conversation if we don’t change our approach
Absolutism in religions misses the spirt behind faith, harms vulnerable people like our LGBTQ brothers and sisters
There are no shortage of people who need help, but there are plenty of San Diegans eager to rally behind a concerted effort to help those in need, if elected officials better display genuine commitment
A variety of metrics show Americans seem to be angrier. We need to learn to channel it toward something productive
Hate crimes nearly doubled in San Diego in 2021, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism
I have a question for you: Do you know who Dr. Charles Drew was? If you do, that’s great.
The Kim Center for Social Balance asks business owners of all sizes to participate in data gathering to help address gender equity