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Pride and prejudice? The Americans who fly the Confederate flag

A listening tour in Mississippi asks flag advocates why they still support a symbol that represents pain, division and challenging history It was 1957 when little Lindy Luby’s great-uncle depicted up at her home near Benton, Mississippi, where the family had lived for generations. He was a justice of the peace in Yazoo City, the gateway to the fertile, brutal lands of the Delta. ” Effie, it’s just been a bad day ,” the lawman said to his sister, as the six-year-old listened.” I merely had to go cut a…

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Pride and racism? The Americans who fly the Confederate flag

A listening tour in Mississippi asks flag advocates why they are continuing supporting a emblem that represents ache, division and difficult history It was 1957 when little Lindy Luby’s great-uncle proved up at her house near Benton, Mississippi, where the family had lived for generations. He was a justice of the peace in Yazoo City, the gateway to the fertile, brutal lands of the Delta. ” Effie, it’s just been a bad day ,” the lawman said to his sister, as the six-year-old listened.” I just had to go cut…

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Oppression in America: ‘To root this out we need a movement against racist policies’

To root out racism, academics and activists say, talk of healing is not enough: the bias at the heart of American politics, policing and society must be addressed It seems as though every single day, the listing grows. Waiting in a coffee shop while black. Selling real estate while black. Moving in while black. Napping while black. Running out while black. about Ever since a Starbucks in the Philadelphia area came under national scrutiny for calling the police on two black men waiting for a business associate in one of…

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San Francisco police targeted only black residents in drug arrests, lawsuit asserts

ACLU says the arrests of 37 people for selling small amounts of drugs are part of a pattern of racial profiling in the department San Francisco police exclusively targeted black residents during undercover narcotic arrests as part of a pattern of racial profiling, according to a new lawsuit. Police in the California city, where only 6% of the population is black, worked with federal authorities to arrest 37 people, all of whom were black, for selling small amounts of drugs, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California said in…

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Oppression in America: ‘To root this out we need a motion against racist policies’

To root out racism, academics and activists say, talk of mending was not sufficient: the bias at the heart of American politics, policing and society must be addressed It seems as though every single day, the listing grows. Waiting in a coffee shop while black. Selling real estate while black. Moving in while black. Napping while black. Running out while black. about Ever since a Starbucks in the Philadelphia area came under national scrutiny for calling the police on two black men waiting for a business associate in one of…

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Parkland students on the road to end gun violence make diversity central

As a bus tour for gun-violence prevention wraps up, black and brown Americans are working to ensure their voices are heard It was some time after 8p m when Angela Smith’s teenage daughter contacted her with an urgent request. Bria, 17, wanted to leave home the next morning to join a weeks-long national bus tour for gun violence prevention. The bus, filled with student survivors of the school shooting six months ago in Parkland, Florida, was leaving Milwaukee very early the next morning. Could she run? ” We don’t know…

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Pride and racism? The Americans who fly the Confederate flag

A listening tour in Mississippi asks flag advocates why they still support a symbol that represents ache, division and challenging history It was 1957 when little Lindy Luby’s great-uncle presented up at her home near Benton, Mississippi, where the family had lived for generations. He was a justice of the peace in Yazoo City, the gateway to the fertile, brutal lands of the Delta. ” Effie, it’s just been a bad day ,” the lawman said to his sister, as the six-year-old listened.” I only had to go cut a…

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Why are so many of San Francisco’s black mothers and newborns succumbing?

In one of the wealthiest US cities, the racial disparity in birth outcomes is stark: Why isnt this sounding a bigger alarm? Jasmine Ball was scarcely five months pregnant with twins when the labor aches jolted through her lower body. Rushed to the hospital, the doctors told her that her cervix had dilated totally. There was nothing they could do to stop the newborns from coming. ” I didn’t know what was going on ,” said Ball, a San Francisco native.” I was in shock .” Weighing 1lb each, Da’Mya…

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San Francisco police targeted only black residents in drug arrests, lawsuit asserts

ACLU says the arrests of 37 people for selling small amounts of drugs are part of a pattern of racial profiling in the department San Francisco police exclusively targeted black residents during undercover drug arrests as part of a pattern of racial profiling, according to a new lawsuit. Police in the California city, where merely 6% of the population is black, worked with federal authorities to arrest 37 people, all of whom were black, for selling small amounts of drugs, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California said in…

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‘ Justice is never served ‘: Nia Wilson and the fear of racial violence

A teenage girl was stabbed in an unprovoked assault by a white man. Her death has become a powerful symbol of American racism Nia Wilson wondered what would happen if she ever became a hashtag. The 18 -year-old Oakland female loved rapping and makeup and wanted to join the army or become a paramedic. She was also passionate about police brutality and other injustices facing African Americans, and her family said she talked about how they should respond if she ever became a victim. ” She would say if something…

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