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America cares for you – until you start asking questions

By Gary Younge When Ray Kelly, the man Barack Obama is currently considering to lead homeland security, was the New York City police commissioner, he allegedly had a policy of terrorising black and Latino neighbourhoods. A hearing into the city’s … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King: the story behind his ‘I have a dream’ speech

By Gary Younge The night before the March on Washington, on 28 August 1963, Martin Luther King asked his aides for advice about the next day’s speech. “Don’t use the lines about ‘I have a dream’, his adviser Wyatt Walker … Continue reading

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Open season on black boys after a verdict like this

By Gary Younge Let it be noted that on this day, Saturday 13 July 2013, it was still deemed legal in the US to chase and then shoot dead an unarmed young black man on his way home from the … Continue reading

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