Bruce Dixon

Bruce Dixon is based in Atlanta GA and is managing editor at Black Agenda Report.  He can be reached at bruce.dixon@blackagendareport.com.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 9:00am
Justice Dept Refuses For 20 Years To Comply With Federal Law Requiring It To Gather National Police Brutality Stats
We're all supposed to be impressed with the fact that Attorney General Eric Holder parachuted into Ferguson MO the other day to wrap his arms around the local top black cop and get briefed on the pending federal investigation into the police killing of Michael Brown. But we shouldn't be. For the...
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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 11:00am
Serial School Privatizer "Chainsaw Paul" Vallas Gets Ready For His Next Job
There are many things upon which elite corporate Democrats are in complete agreement with elite corporate Republicans. Often enough they are far more important to the way we live our lives than the cultural rhetoric and stylistic fluff that separates the two parties. Both Republicans and Democrats...
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:30pm
6 Reasons Why Obama's Clemency Program Doesn't Change Mass Incarceration
It's all over the internet. The Obama administration is talking up the possibility of using presidential clemency powers to release some undetermined number, perhaps hundreds or even thousands of federal prisoners without wealth or political connections from their unjustly long drug sentences. But...
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Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 8:28am
US & France Intervene in Mali To Protect Land & Resource Grabs, Not Because of Al Qeda
On March 15, former General and AFRICOM commander Carter F.
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Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 9:53am
Why Isn't Closing 129 Chicago Public Schools National News?
It's an obvious question, with an easy answer. Our nation's bipartisan political elite have decided to privatize public education. They know the only way they can execute this deeply unpopular policy is to do it on the down-low, with a minimum of coverage, and no mention of the p-word, especially of growing civic resistance to it. * * *
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 10:01am
Obama's Race To The Top Drives Nationwide Wave of School Closings, Teacher Firings
A nationwide epidemic of school closings and teacher firings has been underway for some time. It's concentrated chiefly in poor and minority communities, and the teachers let go are often experienced and committed classroom instructors, and likely to live in and near the communities they serve, and disproportionately black.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 1:29pm
Voting As A Constitutional Right: What A Real “Protect The Vote” Movement Would Look Like
Anyplace black or brown people, or students or the elderly gather this election season, anyplace frequented by the groups the Democratic party likes to call its base come together, the political air is full of talk about protecting the vote.
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Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 11:19am
Presidential Hypocrisy on School Reform
During his recent State of the Union address, President Obama made a particularly cynical reference to teachers and public education when he called for an end to the demonization of teachers, and teaching to standardized tests. The reference was cynical because these are the very hallmarks of the Obama administration's policies on public education. But since billionaire owners of corporate media are wholly on board, the contradiction between a few paragraphs in a speech and three years of actual policy went unmentioned in all the analyses of the the speech.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 3:18pm
On Saving the Next Troy Davises
From the standpoint of civil rights lawyers and activists, the case of Troy Davis had everything. It had an attractive and well spoken defendant, and an almost transparently false conviction without a murder weapon or any physical evidence. Most of the eyewitnesses recanted, declaring they had perjured themselves under threats from police and prosecutors.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 3:42pm
Deported 1 Million, Separated Countless Families Since 2009, to Latinos Obama Is the Bait and Switch President
In 2008, Latinos delivered a whopping two thirds of their vote to the candidate of Hope and Change, to Barack Obama, who opposed the building of border walls who spoke out against the politics of demonizing immigrants, and who promised a clear path to citizenship for millions living in the shadows. The well-funded layer of corporate and Democratic Party Latino leaders whose careers and condo payments depend on it hope to turn out a massive Latino vote for Obama in 2012. But the tide may be against them.
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