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New Yorkers Confront de Blasio Over Defense of NYPD Violence as Calls Mount for Mayor's Resignation
"T he police could beat up de Blasio and he would say it didn't happen."
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#SayHerName: On Breonna Taylor's 27th Birthday, Advocates Demand Justice in Shooting Death by Louisville Police
" We won't stop fighting until justice is served."
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Springsteen’s anthem addresses the social and spiritual disaster awaiting a society that allows one shade of skin to function as a shield, and a darker shade to double as a target. (Photo: Youtube/screenshot) Views
Bruce Springsteen’s Ballad of Brutality, "American Skin"
Twenty years later, on the streets of Minneapolis, the song once again rings true.
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As Americans Rise Up Against Racial Injustice, International Crisis Group Calls on Trump to 'Stop Making Situation Worse'
"Sometimes, sitting by quietly and saying nothing is not an option," the International Crisis Group wrote.
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'Yes, I Will Name Names': AOC Leads Charge Against Empty Corporate Claims of #BlackLivesMatter
"This moment calls for transformation," Ocasio-Cortez said. "Give people change."
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Minneapolis School Board to Vote on Ending Contract With Police Over Failure to 'See Humanity in Our Students'
The school district cannot "claim to fight institutional racism" while aligned with the police department, said a board member.
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Until there is a reliable, affordable, and widely accessible treatment or vaccine for COVID-19, employers must maintain best practices to protect workers and reduce COVID-19 transmission in workplaces. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Coronavirus 'Immunity Passports' Are Not the Answer
A system of immunity passports in the United States threatens to exacerbate racial disparities and harm the civil liberties of all.
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The first institutional change would have to be in our criminal justice system and our underlying theory about the maintenance of social order. Disarm policing. Rethink justice: It’s not a matter of punishment but a matter of healing. (Photo: Reuters) Views
Racism and the National Soul
The nation’s racism has manifested itself over the centuries in countless ways, politically, socially, economically. The racism is deeply embedded in the country’s institutions, its legal system and—oh so discretely and between the lines—in our founding documents.
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People stand six feet apart before participating in a 2.23 mile walk for Ahmaud Arbery on May 8. Arbery was shot and killed while running in Brunswick, Georgia on Feb. 23. (Photo: Nicole Hester/Mlive.com) Views
The Murder of Ahmaud Arbery—And Our Continuing Terror
His slaying has become a global embarrassment for whites. But when the camera turns away, the savage injustice that embarrasses us becomes simply business as usual.
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The Push to Relax COVID-19 Protections Exposes Age-Old Racial Wounds
"These are the first shots fired in an uncivil economic war."
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