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African-Americans Are Highly Visible in the Military, but Almost Invisible at the Top

While African Americans have fought in every American war from the Revolutionary War on, their advancement to the top ranks of the military has stalled. “Some 43 percent of the 1.3 million men and women on active duty in the…

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Was Ahmaud Arbery Lynched and Why Does it Matter?

Margaret Burnham, professor at Northeastern University School of Law and the founder of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, explains how the killing of “Ahmaud Arbery on February 23 by Gregory and Travis McMichael constituted a lynching, in law,…

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Ex-Deputy Charged After Armed White ‘Mob’ Confronts Black Family

Okay.  Try this.  Stand by your front door.  Don’t open it.  Just stand there and imagine that there is an armed mob standing outside.  Just for a moment, feel the terror. Dameon Shepard’s mother, Monica, is quoted saying: “It felt…

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Land-grab universities: expropriated Indigenous land is the foundation of the land-grant university system

“In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act, which distributed public domain lands to raise funds for fledgling colleges across the nation. . . . The Morrill Act worked by turning land expropriated from tribal nations into seed money…

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Virus Job Losses Hit Young, Minorities First

On Friday, April 3, 2020,  the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics’ March job report showed that minority populations and some of the labor market’s youngest workers have been hit hardest by the initial wave of job losses during the pandemic. …

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