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Shawn Gude is associate editor at Jacobin. He lives in Baltimore.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Why Baltimore Rebelled
Days before social unrest in Baltimore reached levels unseen in decades, Dan Rodricks, the Baltimore Sun ‘s resident liberal columnist, painted a picture of Saturday afternoon’s march against police violence. Peaceful. Family friendly. An expression of justifiable anger. But he concluded somberly...