Robert Delaney
Robert Delaney
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

On Balance by Robert Delaney

Juneteenth is welcome, but the US needs an Election Day holiday to fight inequality

  • America’s most sacred civic exercise continues to be threatened by politicians trying to curb measures meant to make voting easier
  • While the Juneteenth gesture is symbolic, it reflects the degree to which many Americans want to move beyond the chaos that inequality causes

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Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.