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Open letter from Ferguson protestors and allies

The following piece is from STL American. It was written by protesters in Ferguson, Missouri and their allies. By: Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri and their allies A group of 20 Ferguson protestors and allies posted this open letter to the community regarding the upcoming Weekend of Resistance in Ferguson, signing their work only using their […]

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5 Reasons This Year’s Midterm Elections Should Matter to Black Voters

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The following piece is from The Root. It was written by Richard Fowler. By: Richard Rowler Just because there’s no presidential candidate on the ballot doesn’t mean midterms don’t matter.

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From Michael Brown to Assata Shakur, the racist state of America persists

The following piece is from The Guardian. It was written by Angela Davis. By: Angela Davis Although racist state violence has been a consistent theme in the history of people of African descent in North America, it has become especially noteworthy during the administration of the first African-American president, whose very election was widely interpreted […]

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It’s Not Just Bigoted Cops—Ferguson Has Seen a Century of Racist Policies

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The following piece is from In These Times. It was written by Joshua Holland. By: Joshua Holland Segregated cities like Ferguson, Missouri, don’t just develop spontaneously. They are consciously created by people and institutions who have a stake in maintaining racial inequality.

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Beyond Ferguson — Unrepresentative Democracy in City Elections

The following piece if from Huffington Post. It was written by Rob Richie. By: Rob Richie I worked on this analsyis with two colleagues, Zack Avre and Amaris Montes. As we approach the midterm elections, many analysts are suggesting that our usually low midterm turnout — averaging about two in five eligible voters in recent decades […]

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Jim Crow returns: Millions of voters of color threatened by electoral purge

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The following piece is from Al Jazeera. It was written by Greg Palast. By: Greg Palast Election officials in 27 states, most of them Republicans, have launched a program that threatens a massive purge of voters from the rolls. Millions, especially black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters, are at risk. Already, tens of thousands have been […]

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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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