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Important read from Caroline Randall Williams. I don’t think this is true of most LGM readers, but this is especially important if you’re a white person disingenuously (or cluelessly) saying “BuT wHaT aBoUt HiStOrY?” when folks come for the monuments. And if that last sentence somehow does apply to you, grow the fuck up and […]
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The Murder of George Floyd

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On May 26, 2020
While many things have been put on pause in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, cops murdering Black people is not one of them. Yesterday in Minneapolis is the latest example, when white MPD officer Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck for over five minutes while Floyd begged Chauvin that he couldn’t breathe and […]
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The United States is the global leader in locking up its own citizens. We are the most systematically punitive nation on earth. This has been an abomination for decades — one of many things proving the lie of America’s singular greatness. Caging human beings is immoral. The fact that mass incarceration is also an inherently […]
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