Democratic Socialism Threatens Minorities | The Atlantic Nothing better protects victims of bigotry than a system where they can pursue their needs and wants outside the realm of popular control.

Nothing better protects victims of bigotry than a system where they can pursue their needs and wants outside the realm of popular control.

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An assault on minority voting continues in North Carolina | The Washington Post This year, GOP lawmakers took a new tack, trying to place a proposal on the November ballot that would in the future scratch the final Saturday of early voting, a day that in recent years has attracted large numbers of blacks to the polls.

This year, GOP lawmakers took a new tack, trying to place a proposal on the November ballot that would in the future scratch the final Saturday of early voting, a day that in recent years has attracted large numbers of blacks to the polls.

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How to Win Elections in a System ‘Not Set Up for Us’ | The Atlantic The Collective PAC's Black Campaign School is backed by—and a challenge to—the Democratic establishment. It’s trying to increase representation in a country where 90 percent of all elected officials are white.

The Collective PAC’s Black Campaign School is backed by—and a challenge to—the Democratic establishment. It’s trying to increase representation in a country where 90 percent of all elected officials are white.

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The Welfare Boogeyman | The New York Times The Trump administration wants to rebrand social programs that millions of Americans rely on as “welfare.” Will we fall for it?

The Trump administration wants to rebrand social programs that millions of Americans rely on as “welfare.” Will we fall for it?

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Lezley McSpadden, Michael Brown’s Mother, Is Considering Running For Political Office In Ferguson | Essence Ever since her son, 18-year-old Michael Brown, was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014, Lezley McSpadden has been a tireless advocate for justice. Now, she could be running for office.

Ever since her son, 18-year-old Michael Brown, was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014, Lezley McSpadden has been a tireless advocate for justice. Now, she could be running for office.

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New York Governor Restores Voting Rights to Parolees | Colorlines An estimated 35,000 residents, overwhelmingly Black and Latinx, stand to benefit from Andrew Cuomo’s executive order.

An estimated 35,000 residents, overwhelmingly Black and Latinx, stand to benefit from Andrew Cuomo’s executive order.

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