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What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Winner, The 2018 Southern Book Prize

In 2015 BLM activist Julius Jones confronted Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with an urgent query: “What in your heart has changed that’s going to change the direction of this country?” “I don’t believe you just change hearts,” she protested. “I believe you change laws.” The fraught conflict between conscience and politics – between morality and power – in addressing race hardly began with Clinton. An electrifying and traumatic encounter in the sixties crystallized these furious disputes.


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Michelle Obama Joins Voter Registration Drive for the Midterms

The Obamas have been relatively quiet since departing the White House in early 2017, but that is likely to change. The former president and the former first lady’s launch of “When We All Vote” is likely to be only the first of several post White House efforts they will participate in.

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Citizenship Through the Eyes of Those Who Have Lost the Right to Vote

Restricting ex-felons from voting really says that, if you have committed a crime in the U.S., you can never be a full citizen again, even after serving punishment. That message suggests that they are always second- or third-class citizens.

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Smith College Incident Is Latest Case of Racial ‘Profiling by Proxy’
It is just the latest in a string of cases referred to as profiling by proxy – instances where police are summoned to a situation by a biased caller. We make this observation as researchers with a keen interest in how race comes into play during day-to-day interactions
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Ida B. Wells: How Grassroots Support and Social Media Made a Monumental Difference in Honoring Her Legacy
Growing up in the Windy City, I met people who had never heard of Wells, only recognized her name from a housing project that bore her name; or confused her with someone they thought invented the hot comb.
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Celebrations as Baltimore Set to Become First Major American City to Outlaw Water Privatization
Human rights advocates and union workers are celebrating as Baltimore is poised to become the first major American city to amend its charter to bar privatization of the public water system.
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New Scorecard Shows Only 12 House Democrats Have Fully Embraced Game-Changing Progressive Agenda

To build an equal and just society in which every person can live a healthy life, Members of Congress must support bold progressive policies that address the public health and environmental crises that are ripping our country apar...

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Psalm 82: 2-4
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2: How long will you defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked?
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