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Getting racism out of school curricula

How much progress have we made in getting racism out of our schools since the Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Board of Education?

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Fight continues despite miscarriage of justice in Tamir Rice case

Instead of seeking incriminating evidence, McGinty spent months finding three "experts" who never interviewed the police and could only speculate from afar.

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Tamir Rice's family mourns after non-indictment of police officers

"I don't want my child to have died for nothing and I refuse to let his legacy or his name be ignored."

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Video of San Francisco police shooting young black man draws protests

Many tied Woods' killing to the national trend in the extrajudicial killings of black youth, and their deaths have placed the use of force against communities of color in the spotlight.

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Confederate "flaggers" fight for twisted history

A slim majority of whites with a college degree see the Confederate flag as a symbol of heritage and pride, while 41 percent see it as a racist symbol.

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Chicago police chief sacked, Mayor Emanuel flees to Paris

It was announced Tuesday, Dec. 1, that Garry McCarthy was officially fired from his position as Chicago's Chief of Police.

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Today in history: Rosa Parks takes a stand by sitting down

Rosa Parks risked physical abuse, arrest and jail because she was part of a growing movement of African Americans sick and tired of discrimination and racism.

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Chicago protesters demand Mayor Emanuel's resignation

Leaders in the pursuit of justice say demonstrations will continue: there is such profound distrust and alienation from the police in the neighborhoods most affected.

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Trump condemned for hate-mongering.

"It's scary when we have candidates talking about shutting down houses of worship, about having badges for religious groups; that ought to alarm every American."

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Protests in Chicago after release of video in Laquan McDonald's shooting

"If there was no protest that would mean we've become immune to this madness."

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