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White Noise in the ‘Conversation’ About Race

[three_fourth padding=”0 0px 0 0px”]White Noise in the ‘Conversation’ About Race 0 5 | A U G U S T | 2 0 1 6 Polling suggests the problem isn’t that we’re not talking about race; it’s that the majority of white Americans aren’t listening. BY   Donovan X. Ramsey  |  PUBLICATION   The Nation  full year before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, more than 60 percent of white Americans polled believed that blacks were treated “the same as whites” in their communities. The assessment is, of course, ridiculous on its face. It suggests either ignorance of the facts […]

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Black Lives Matter Releases Policy Agenda

It has been nearly two years since the killing of Michael Brown Jr. by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, touched off outrage and a national movement to save black lives from state violence. Now, just days ahead of the anniversary of Brown’s death, a coalition of organizations that grew from that uprising have launched a policy agenda calling for deep criminal justice and policing reforms.

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Why Highways Have Become the Center of Civil Rights Protest

After activists protesting the death of Philando Castile left the governor’s mansion in St. Paul, Minn., on Saturday night, they marched through the city down Lexington Parkway and then onto the highway, across all eight lanes of traffic. There, some of them sat down, a provocative gesture of civil disobedience in the face of rushing commerce.

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