Category: Racism

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Ramzy Baroud: Beyond the Middle East: The Rohingya Genocide

While tens of thousands of Rohingya are being ethnically cleansed, having their villages torched, forced into concentration camps and some into slavery, Burma is being celebrated by various western and Asian powers as a success story of a military junta-turned democracy

Todd Cherkis: Spotlight on Baltimore

“What is needed is for all of us to take a step towards each other, and come to terms with the crisis of inequality that has brought our city to this moment”

Richard Rothstein: From Ferguson to Baltimore: The Fruits of Government-Sponsored Segregation

In 1925, 18 Baltimore neighborhood associations came together to form the “Allied Civic and Protective Association” for the purpose of urging both new and existing property owners to sign restrictive covenants, which committed owners never to sell to an African American

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Peter Bohmer: Another Police Shooting of African-Americans: This Time in Olympia, WA

Out of this tragedy, there is an opportunity to have serious conversations about racism, about Black lives matter and to build mass movements

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Noam Chomsky: The Roots of American Racism

The hideous slave labor camps of the new “empire of liberty” were a primary source for the wealth and privilege of American society

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Bruno Jäntti: Is Breaking the Silence Superior to Palestinian Human Rights Organizations?

The recent report, Breaking the Silence, received extensive coverage but Palestinian sources rarely attract media attention

Nadia Prupis: Protests Sweep City Following Cleveland Acquittal

Protests against racism and police brutality spread throughout the city as activists called for justice

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Matt Taibbi: Baltimore, Freddie Gray and How Legal System Covers Up Police Violence

New cellphone video sheds light on Freddie Gray’s fatal journey in a Baltimore police van

Reed Jordan: Income and race concentration in public schools

In 2013, for the first time, over half of public school students were low-income—and this poverty growth spurt shows little sign of abating

Maya Schenwar: Too Many People in Jail? Abolish Bail

We are incarcerating people for being poor, at great cost to actual human lives

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