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People in an Albuquerque grocery store have the right response to hate. It was an unpleasant experience for Smith’s shoppers in Albuquerque Wednesday morning, particularly for a woman wearing a hijab, when another customer accosted her. Barney Lopez was in the store at Coal and Yale when it happened around 9:30 a.m. He remembers walking […]
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Today in Trump’s America

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On November 12, 2016
Exhibit A: A Gwinnett County high school teacher said she was left a note in class Friday telling her that her Muslim headscarf “isn’t allowed anymore.” “Why don’t you tie it around your neck & hang yourself with it…,” the note said, signed “America!” Mairah Teli, 24, who teaches language arts at Dacula High, said […]
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Stop and Frisk

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On September 28, 2016
Simon Balto has a rejoinder to Donald Trump’s fearmongering call to institute stop and frisk policing in Chicago. See, Chicago has a long history with this. It’s not a good history. Legally constructed in the 1960s, stop-and-frisk was forged in a political moment that, much like our own, was governed by racial fears and anxieties, […]
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Baton Rouge in Context

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On July 14, 2016
What’s the context of the Baton Rouge police murder and protests? LSU professor Christopher Tyson, an African-American and city native, as well as the 2015 Democratic nominee for Louisiana Secretary of State, explains the deep divides in the city: It’s only by crossing that line that one can reconcile the more affluent neighborhoods of south […]

Alton Sterling

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On July 6, 2016

Like many of you, I watched the video of the Baton Rouge police killing Alton Sterling. There’s no two ways around this–it was a flat out execution. I would say I am shocked, but of course

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