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Donald Trump’s Dangerous KKK Game

Posted March 3rd, 2016 at 3:43 pm (UTC-4)
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The truth is Trump himself is probably not a hardcore racist. Instead, he is something worse than a racist. He is a racial opportunist… he has figured out a way to use racists to advance his quest for power. And in doing so, he is playing with the worst kind of fire.

Sandra Bland’s Fate Sealed by Bad Policing

Posted July 28th, 2015 at 1:46 pm (UTC-4)
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The trooper’s authority over Bland ended when he wrote her a warning ticket. But he extended that traffic stop … And for that he is morally — and a civil court may find him legally — responsible for what happened to Sandra Bland in that jail cell.

‘I Identify as Black.’ But Is She?

Posted June 17th, 2015 at 2:20 pm (UTC-4)
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The case of Rachel Dolezal, the NAACP official who resigned after her parents revealed she is racially white, has become a lightening rod for self-identity. Her story set off a complex and uncomfortable national conversation about race, America’s history of racism and whether or not a white person can become black – just as Bruce Jenner became Caitlyn.