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In Cleveland, Another Lily White Republican Convention Reflects GOP’s Math Problem

By Bill Barrow After Mitt Romney lost the 2012 presidential election, Republican Party heavyweights uniformly agreed that White voters alone do not hold the keys to winning the White House. Yet in 2016, another overwhelmingly White gathering of Republican convention … Continue reading

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The Coming War on ‘Black Nationalists’ 

By Yohuru Williams After Gavin Long’s attack on officers in Baton Rouge, Police Chief Carl Dabadie observed that police “are up against a force that is not playing by the rules.” I understand and share his anguish for the loss … Continue reading

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On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites Are Worlds Apart

Pew Research Center Almost eight years after Barack Obama’s election as the nation’s first black president –an event that engendered a sense of optimism among many Americans about the future of race relations1 – a series of flashpoints around the … Continue reading

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Tampa Bay’s black officers caught in middle of national debate over police and race

By Zachary T. Sampson and Dan Sullivan St. Petersburg police Chief Tony Holloway lost friends when he became a cop. He knows some people hate him for being one. “They don’t see me as a black man, they see me … Continue reading

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‘On this side of town they harass you’: the Baton Rouge where Alton Sterling died

By Jesse Hardman While most people are finishing up their work week, 47-year-old Terrell Griffin and his 19-year-old nephew Xavier Coleman are still working hard on the north side of Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They are selling CDs, … Continue reading

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Do police treat Black Lives Matter and ‘White Lives Matter’ differently?

by Sam Levin When Justice Medina left a Black Lives Matter protest in California last Wednesday, police followed him. At around 8pm, roughly a mile away from the protest in downtown Fresno, officers stopped the 20-year-old, who was in a … Continue reading

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A Letter From Black America

By Nikole Hannah-Jones Last July 4, my family and I went to Long Island to celebrate the holiday with a friend and her family. After eating some barbecue, a group of us decided to take a walk along the ocean. The … Continue reading

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How Racial Bias Affects The Quality Of Black Students’ Education 

By Casey Quinlan The Department of Education recently released some startling numbers about how much our country spends on prisons versus schools that added fuel to the fire of national conversation about criminal justice reform. One way to think about … Continue reading

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White fragility is real: 4 questions white people should ask themselves during discussions about race

by Sarah Watts Since the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of law enforcement officers earlier this month, millions have taken to the streets as well as social media to express their outrage. Tags like … Continue reading

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America can’t heal until Jim Crow finally dies

by Antonio Moore The deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, while tragic, were markers of larger problems in America. Their murders were signals of a contorted reality shedding light to the economic pillars that so much of white privilege … Continue reading

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