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Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

By Ari Berman
The initial success of the Voting Rights Act in increasing minority voter registration is striking and impressive: In the ­decades after Johnson signed the act, black voter registration in the South soared…

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Expand, Don’t Restrict, Voters’ Access to the Polls

Over the course of our history, we’ve expanded the franchise from the sole preserve of white male property owners to most all citizens 18 and older — regardless of race, gender, or wealth.

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Charlottesville Struggles with Race, History and Survival

Anti-racism protesters bristled when a phalanx of state troopers, local police, hovering helicopters, and at one point, National Guardsmen with rifles and armored vehicles, flooded the corner of Fourth…

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What Harvard Can Learn From Texas: A Solution to the Controversy Over Affirmative Action

Opponents charge that taking into account an applicant’s race or ethnicity amounts to “reverse discrimination.” Supporters recognize that disadvantaged minorities have been losing ground…

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Why Native Americans Struggle to Protect Their Sacred Places

While Congress created the American Indian Religious Freedom Act to provide “access to sacred sites,” it has been open to interpretation. Native Americans still struggle to protect their sacred lands.

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As a Young Reporter, I Went Undercover to Expose the Ku Klux Klan

We exposed Duke as the con man who’d bluffed his way into a run of free publicity to spew is pro-white nonsense – a transparently perverse message that somehow has regained currency today.

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Cyber Racism: White Supremacy Online and the New Attack on Civil Rights (Perspectives on a Multiracial America)

By Jessie Daniels 
In this exploration of the way racism is translated from the print-only era to the cyber era the author takes the reader through a devastatingly informative tour of white supremacy online. The book examines how white supremacist organizations have translated their printed publications onto the Internet.

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Top 11 Black-to-School Scholarships For African American Students in 2018/ 2019

All students typically need some form of financial aid, but African American students have always had more of a need especially when they are coming from low income and unprileged areas.

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City of Boston Appoints First Ever Black Police Commissioner

Gross is a proven leader who is trusted and respected in the community and by his colleagues in the Boston Police Department,” said Mayor Walsh. “I am proud to appoint him as the first African American Police Commissioner for the City of Boston.

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The First Black-Owned Vocational Training School in the Country Will be Auctioned Off

Professor Dillon appealed to the local board to buy a machine, and to make cement blocks. After securing the machine he implored black people in the area to supply labor. They made 40,000 cement blocks…

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