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The Long History of Black Officers Reforming Policing From Within

Taylor Hosking summarizes the history of black police officers in America and the choices and challenges they face.  To read the complete article, which is part of the  project “The Presence of Justice,” click here. Advertisements

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White Americans Are Still Confused About Racism – Here’s “The Talk” We Need To Have

A few black parents have “the talk” with their children on camera.  Click here to read the article and see the video.  Trigger warning for seeing the tears and fears of children.

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Fit the Description: Conversations between Black Men, Civilians and Officers, November 1, 2017

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, 6:30PM Join the special screening of Fit the Description with the filmmakers on Wednesday, November 1st at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing.   Videos from the film series will be shown, with activities and group discussions exploring identity. Fit the Description events are…

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Shots Fired

This Radio Lab podcast examined police shootings.  Featured are Tampa Bay Times reporter Ben Montgomery, who collected six years of records of Florida police shootings which are available in an online database Why Cops Shoot, Mothers of the Movement, women…

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Sacrificing Black Lives for the American Lie

Ibram X. Kendi writes: “Why are police officers rarely charged for taking black lives, and when they are, why do juries rarely convict? . . . The deeper answer is that black death matters. . . . In these high-profile…

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