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Poor Kids Are Starving for Words

The following piece is from the Atlantic. It was written by Jessica Lahey. By: Jessica Lahey “Education,” Horace Mann declared in 1848, “is a great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance wheel of the social machinery.” But increasingly, the condition of American children—and even their eventual role in society—is determined well before their […]

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‘Born and raised’ Texans forced to prove identities under new voter ID law

The following post is from The Guardian. It was written by Ed Pilkington. By: Ed Pilkington Eric Kennie is a Texan. He is as Texan as the yucca plants growing outside his house. So Texan that he has never, in his 45 years, travelled outside the state. In fact, he has never even left his […]

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The Official Michael Brown Autopsy Report Doesn’t Say What the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Says It Does

The following piece is from Daily Kos. It was written by Chameo. By: Chameo “Autopsy of Michael Brown indicates he reached for cop’s gun and had pot in system.” Yesterday as our little group was preparing to stand in solidarity with Ferguson for the national October 22 Day Against Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization […]

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The White Problem

The following piece is from Medium. It was written by Quinn Norton. By: Quinn Norton This is Part One of a Series on Whiteness. (Part Two)Politically, the Negro is the touchstone of the modern democratic idea. The presence of the Negro puts our democracy to the proof and reveals the falsity of it.” — Hubert Harrison, 1911I’m not […]

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An anti-Ebola march in SW Philadelphia: “I’m a West African – not a virus.”

The following piece is from Philly. It was written by Jeff Gammage. By: Jeff Gammage Practically everyone at the march had a story about people who refused to shake hands or moved to another bus seat when they realized they were near a Liberian. “Once they hear our accent, people try to avoid us,” said […]

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Report: Chicago Police Are Getting Away With Brutality, And Most Of It Is Against Minorities

The following piece is from the Huffington Post. It was written by Joseph Erbentraut. By: Joseph Erbentraut A report to be presented to the United Nations next month alleges the Chicago Police Department has engaged in “ongoing, pervasive” violence targeting the city’s youth of color in a way perpetuated by its “culture of impunity.”

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The “Dear White People” syndrome: Why movies are obsessed with light-skinned black characters

The following post is from Salon. It was written by Morgan Jenkins. By: Morgan Jenkins For Princeton University’s recent Black Alumni Conference, an advance screening of “Dear White People” took place at the town’s Garden Theater, and I was one of many who could not wait to see it. Throughout the film, I could hear many […]

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“I am Darren Wilson”: St. Louis and the geography of fear

Protester car with slogan “I am Mike Brown.” Ferguson, Missouri, Sept. 30.

The following piece is from Quartz. It was written by Sarah Kendzior. By: Sarah Kendzior ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI—“I am Darren Wilson.” The slogan is all over the St. Louis metropolitan area: on T-shirts worn by soccer moms, on rubber bracelets worn by police officers, on signs held by their wives. “I am Darren Wilson,” they […]

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Police Violence and Youth Resistance: “Mike Brown Means We Got to Fight Back!”

  The following post is from the Praxis Center. It was written by Dara Cooper. By: Dara Cooper As a food and environmental justice activist, like many of my comrades, I embrace a global, macro analysis and vision for why we’re fighting. Rooted in the realities of injustice, particularly among communities of color, we understand […]

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The Nod: A Subtle Lowering of the Head You Give to Another Black Person in an Overwhelmingly White Place

The following piece is from Medium. It was written by Musa Okwonga. By: Musa Okwonga If you’re a black person who has ever visited a place where there aren’t many other black people, then you will be familiar with The Nod. The Nod is just that: An almost imperceptible lowering of the head toward any other black person […]

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