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The New Killing Fields: How Police Tourism Sanctions the Lethal Pursuit of ... - The Root
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The RootThe New Killing Fields: How Police Tourism Sanctions the Lethal Pursuit of ...The RootIf you think the case in Tulsa, Okla.—in which a wealthy businessman allegedly bought his way into an officer's uniform, eventually killing an unarmed black man—is an isolated incident, you're wrong. There are hundreds of thousands of volunteer and ...Police reply to Black masses: “F---your
 
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TI Believes Police Brutality Is Driven By Officers' Fear Of Young Black People - Chicago Defender
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Chicago DefenderTI Believes Police Brutality Is Driven By Officers' Fear Of Young Black PeopleChicago DefenderMost recently, the Black community has come together to protest the death of Freddie Gray. When Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake spoke on the circumstances surrounding his death, some believed that she should have been more vehement in ...In DC museum, a discourse on the b
 
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Questioning The Black Male Experience In America - NPR (blog)
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Questioning The Black Male Experience In AmericaNPR (blog)Can he not be the jivey best friend who talks about how black people don't know how to swim?" Williams asks. "Can we just be ... people?" The Question Bridge artists went to nine different cities across the country. They talked with all kinds of people ...and more »
 
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'I'm Looking at the Trail of Dead Black People!' Marc Lamont Hill, Ex ... - Mediaite
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Mediaite'I'm Looking at the Trail of Dead Black People!' Marc Lamont Hill, Ex ...MediaiteMarc Lamont Hill and ex-NYPD detective Harry Houck got into quite the shouting match on CNN tonight over black deaths at the hands of the police. They were mostly focused on the case of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, who died in police custody, and Walter ...Black pundit rips ex-cop's blind ey
 
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Diverse campuses, but still few black students - Boston Globe (subscription)
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Boston Globe (subscription)Diverse campuses, but still few black studentsBoston Globe (subscription)Some black students describe a “culture shock” as they discover they are an extreme minority. In interviews on several local campuses this week, students said they are often the only black students in class and feel a duty to represent black people as ...and more »
 
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Toni Morrison: 'I'm writing for black people … I don't have to apologise' - The Guardian
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The GuardianToni Morrison: 'I'm writing for black people … I don't have to apologise'The GuardianOf all the mantles that have been foisted on Toni Morrison's shoulders, the heaviest has to be “the conscience of America”. It's both absurd-sounding and true. For almost half a century her subject has been racial prejudice in the United States, a ...Book collectors: Toni
 
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'They hate black people' - BBC News
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BBC News'They hate black people'BBC NewsPortugal is often praised for its success in integrating immigrants but in the suburbs of Lisbon police are being accused of racism and brutality. Jailza Sousa's young son is afraid when she hangs out the washing on their first-floor balcony. "He's ...and more »
 
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Chris Rock answers the question, 'Why don't black people like baseball anymore?' - Washington Post (blog)
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Daily BeastChris Rock answers the question, 'Why don't black people like baseball anymore?'Washington Post (blog)He pointed out that in the 1980s, black people made up about 20 percent of major league players; a recent MLB study put that number at 8.5 percent for the start of the 2013 season. When Rock was a young man in New York, the 1986 Mets won the World ...Preach, Chris Rock:
 
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Former Alabama trooper to black people: 'Don't run from police' - AL.com
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AL.comFormer Alabama trooper to black people: 'Don't run from police'AL.comA former Alabama state trooper, in an open letter to unarmed black people, on Wednesday gave some advice: Don't run from police. Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson, a Birmingham native and Alabama trooper from 1986 to 1993, wrote an open letter that appeared ...Dear black people: 'Stop running from
 
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Black people are not here to teach you: What so many white Americans just can ... - Salon
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SalonBlack people are not here to teach you: What so many white Americans just can ...SalonBlack people are not here to teach you: What so many white Americans just can't grasp. Condemning racism is easy. Being a true ally in the fight against white supremacy requires time and research. Kali Holloway, AlterNet. Share ...
 
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