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Justice Department issues new rules to curb racial profiling by law enforcement

On Monday, the U.S. Justice Department announced a highly anticipated move to curb on racial profiling by federal law enforcement, but the new rules will not cover local police departments. It is local departments that have come under criticism in recent months over allegations that their officers profile suspects. 

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Report: whites claim 69% of government benefits

While whites make up just 42 percent of the U.S. population, they claim 69 percent of government benefits. But if you pay attention to conservative-run media outlets, it would appear that people of color benefit the most from government programs. 

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Texas sees surge in number of disenfranchised voters

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Thanks to Texas’s strict voter ID law, the number of disenfranchised voters has surged in the state.

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Events

National Day of Protest against police brutality scheduled for October 22

The 19th annual Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminilization of a Generation will take place on Wednesday Oct. 22. The event will be hosted by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, a building national movement to stop the injustice of mass incarceration and police brutality throughout the country. 

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White Federal judge to receive no punishment after controversial remarks about race

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Last year, Judge Edith H. Jones of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals made a series of controversial remarks about race.  Affidavits from attendees pointed to the problematic language, especially from a sitting federal judge. Despite Jones’ offensive remarks, she will not be punished. 

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U.S. Army ‘concerned about lack of officers of color,’ plans to expand recruiting efforts

The United States Army says it will expand its efforts to increase the number of officers of color in its branch. Black and other officers of color are relatively absent from leadership of the Army’s combat units — the main avenue toward the service’s highest ranks. 

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Supreme Court approves some of the worst voting restrictions in the country

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court overruled a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that reinstated same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting in North Carolina for midterm elections. Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor dissented. 

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Justice for Michael Brown: Ferguson Day of Rage protests planned throughout country today

In response to the death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed teen who was gunned down by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer, citizens across the nation are staging a series of protests.

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New app helps determine ‘sketchy’ neighborhoods

SketchFactor is now available in app stores. The app uses user data to determine the “sketchiness” of certain neighborhoods and areas. Despite the fact that the racial makeup of an area will more than likely play a part in which areas are deemed “sketchy” by users, the app is a finalist for the NYC BigApps competition, and […]

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White people steal the show once again in film about Moses

Exodus: Gods and Kings is slated to be released in December of this year. While the story talks about the character of Moses, the film is receiving backlash for once again whitewashing its characters. 

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