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The left’s racial dilemma: President Obama, Michelle Alexander & the nature of change

By Elias Isquith Earlier this month, I attended a speaking event at Union Theological Seminary, the beautiful and nearly 180-year-old divinity school found on New York’s Upper West Side. The event was part of Union’s “Women of Spirit Lecture” series, … Continue reading

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Fifty Years After Bloody Sunday in Selma, Everything and Nothing Has Changed

By Ari Berman Congress can’t agree on much these days, but on February 11, the House unanimously passed a resolution awarding the Congressional Gold Medal—the body’s highest honor—to the foot soldiers of the 1965 voting-rights movement in Selma, Alabama. The … Continue reading

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Alabama state trooper who killed black activist in 1965, sparking Selma march is deathly ill and ‘wants nothing to do with all that stuff going on down there’: daughter

By Rich Schapiro James Bonard Fowler won’t be anywhere near Sunday’s march in Selma. The former Alabama state trooper who killed black activist Jimmie Lee Jackson in 1965 — galvanizing the civil rights movement — is deathly ill and “wants … Continue reading

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50 Years Ago Today, “Bloody Sunday” Catalyzed The Civil Rights Movement. Are We Backsliding?

By Inae Oh This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” assault in Alabama, where on March 7, 1965, police violently assaulted hundreds of demonstrators attempting to march from Selma to Montgomery to protest the fatal police shooting … Continue reading

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President Obama Delivers Remarks on the 50th Anniversary of the Selma Marches

In my opinion this speech surpasses President Obama’s remarks on race made in Philadelphia in 2008. I wished I had been able to watch our President’s remarks at the Edmund Pettus bridge yesterday.  If you are like me and missed … Continue reading

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No Republican leaders are going to Selma this weekend. That’s a dumb move

By Chris Cillizza The eyes of the political world will be on Selma, Ala., tomorrow as President Obama will be in town to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights marches that began there — and drew the attention … Continue reading

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50 years ago: Mixed views about civil rights but support for Selma demonstrators

By Andrew Kohut When civil rights activists led a bloody protest march in Selma, Ala., on March 7, 1965, that is credited with helping to assure passage of the Voting Rights Act that year, civil rights was a top issue … Continue reading

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