Opinion

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The poisoned cookie of “white skin privilege”

Progressive people must rise to the challenge. We must make clear to white people that they are being conned by the frontmen of the one percent.

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Terrorism and the lessons of African American history

President Obama cautioned us not to judge the more than a billion and half Muslims by the actions of relatively few violent extremists.

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Police unions and the challenge of solidarity

There is no justification for attacks on individual police officers who have little or nothing to do with the policies that have created the dehumanizing of the lives of black people.

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In Ferguson, a prosecutor manipulates the justice system to prevent indictment

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson never went to trial for killing Mike Brown, but he had one of the best attorneys anyone in his situation could have had.

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How long before that arc bends towards justice?

Almost 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, and asked "How long?" His words ring as true today as ever.

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New upsurge against racism and police crimes is being born

In Dr. King's "I Have a Dream Speech" he spoke of many trials and tribulations that African Americans have historically faced. His words still ring true today.

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Black and Brown brought together by Ferguson police killing

But for the protests, this would not have received news coverage. The brutality is indicative of the treatment of people of color not just in the U.S. but hemisphere-wide.

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Out of mouths of babes: "It seems like police are about to go to war with the people"

The determined will of the people to stop police crimes erupted in organized mass protest and cries of "no justice no peace!" Stop police from racially profiling and murdering people.

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After Supreme Court decision, "Being Black at U of M" just got harder

In my first political science class at U of M, I quickly realized  I was only one of a handful of African American students in a lecture class of 200.

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Socialist and journalist Carl Bloice dies at 75

Carl Bloice focused his daily and weekly and monthly journalistic production on economics, on the struggle for equality, on youth, especially African American, Latino and Asian youth in his hometown, on internationalism.

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