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Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence

Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence

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Corporate Capitalism Is the Foundation of Police Brutality and the Prison State

Only when corporate capitalism is demolished will the indiscriminate use of lethal police force and mass incarceration be reformed. And only then will we finally address white supremacy and racism. 

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Actor America Ferrera Thanks Donald Trump for Inspiring Something Brilliant in the Latino Community

Rather than chastise the presidential hopeful for his repugnant racist comments about Mexicans, America Ferrera chose to use a more powerful tool: gratitude.

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Donald Trump, Dumpee: Forgetting to Use the GOP Racial Dog-Whistle Is an Expensive Mistake

Republican candidates who wanted to play to the “angry white men” were in the past slightly more subtle.

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‘What, to the American Slave, Is Your Fourth of July?’

Independence Day is a fitting time to reflect on the role that grass-roots organizing for social change has played in building this nation.

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If Islamic State Had Burned Down Four Churches, It Would Have Been Headline News

Seven Southern black churches burned in the past week, and at least four—possibly six—were victims of arson.

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Why We Must Fight Economic Apartheid in the United States

The significance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on housing discrimination was almost lost beneath the wave of responses to its decisions last week upholding the Affordable Care Act and affirming gays’ and lesbians’ right to marry.

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After Obama’s Charleston Eulogy, What Will Change?

After a few choruses of “Kumbaya,” things tend to go back to the way they were. Is there any reason to believe that this time things will be different?

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Drop the Flag

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VIDEO: Obama Gives Scathing Speech on Race and Gun Violence at Charleston Shooting Victim’s Memorial

“For too long, we’ve been blind to the unique mayhem that gun violence inflicts upon this nation,” said the president at the funeral for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one of the nine killed at Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina last week.

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Univision Dumps Trump’s Miss USA Pageant, Trump Tweets ‘I Love Mexico’ (Updated)

UPDATE: Turns out that publicly declaring that migrants from Mexico to the U.S. are almost all “rapists” and criminals prone to shepherding drugs across the border—with a few as-yet-unconfirmed “good people” mixed in—doesn’t make for ideal neighborly relations.

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Hate Plus Guns

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Blame the Flag

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If Southerners Want a Symbol, Why Not the Moultrie Liberty Flag?

It was flown by South Carolinians in the fight against the Redcoats during the Revolutionary War and was the first American flag to fly over the South. Best of all, the Moultrie Flag has the word “Liberty” written into the crescent moon, underscoring this key American value, so important for all peoples living in the South.

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Yes, There Is Anti-Black Racism Among Asians

We cannot deny that there has been a long-standing problem of racism against African-Americans in Asian communities. Facing our biases and joining the struggle for racial justice is our only hope for redemption.

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‘The Perpetrator Has Been Arrested, but the Killer Is Still at Large’

This brutal mass killing was blatantly racist, an overt act of terrorism.

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SCOTUS Might Be About to Mess With the Fair Housing Act

While we’re all waiting for the Supreme Court to make some historic calls about key issues like gay marriage, here’s another big one to keep in focus: racial discrimination in housing.

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Toxic

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The Charleston Church Shooting Is Another Example of How ‘Anti-Intellectualism Is Killing America’

At a time when in-depth discussions are more necessary than ever, ignorance will prevail over intellectualism; a third of Americans can’t tell you what the term “transgender” means; meanwhile, propaganda is a powerful factor behind the growing prison problem we face in the U.S. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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On the Charleston Shooting and the Daily Tragedy of ‘Living While Black’

Poet Claudia Rankine’s painfully powerful piece delves into how the “killing of black people is an unending spectacle” that leaves black Americans in a constant state of mourning and raises the question, “What kind of country do we live in?”

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What South Carolina Needs to Do for Racial Equality (Taking Down the Flag Is Just Symbolic)

The step to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse is a welcome one, but it is only a symbolic measure. South Carolina’s 4.8 million residents can only achieve greater racial harmony and civil rights through practical steps.

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Silicon Valley CEO Slams WSJ Over Editorial About Charleston: ‘F**k You’

Choosing a fitting communication platform to underscore his Silicon Valley background, Flickr-cofounder-turned-Slack-CEO Stewart Butterfield excoriated The Wall Street Journal editorial staff in a series of tweets Sunday evening.

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VIDEO: And Now for the Inevitable Rachel Dolezal Late-Night TV Spoofery

Former Spokane NAACP executive Rachel Dolezal spent much of her adult life doing a kind of impression of herself in order to pass as black. On Monday night’s “Late Night With Seth Myers,” comic actor Maya Rudolph, who actually comes from a mixed-race background, debuted her impression of Dolezal.

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Heritage

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Confederate Flag Comes Down

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Bigotry

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Charleston Mourns

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America’s Slave Empire

The only way brutality and economic exploitation in prisons can be halted is by attacking the system of neoslavery that defines our prison system. Alabama prisoners are leading a call for work stoppages in an effort to break the U.S. system of mass incarceration.

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Hope and Hate in Charleston

Even if Dylann Roof, the man arrested in the church massacre in South Carolina, acted alone, he is not alone in his hateful views. And it is up to white Americans to defeat the poison of racism in this country.

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Confederate Response

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Charleston, S. Carolina

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Church Shooting

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On Becoming Black, Becoming White and Being Human: Rachel Dolezal and the Fluidity of Race

When I think of the former NAACP official’s attempt to pass for black, I am reminded of my cousin Ernest, who successfully passed for white for four decades, and the fact that race in the United States—though a mutable social construct—remains more important than ever to the way we see ourselves.

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Coroner Releases Names of Nine People Killed at Church in South Carolina (Updated)

UPDATE: The coroner has identified all nine people killed Wednesday night by a white gunman who opened fire during a prayer meeting at a black church in South Carolina. Meanwhile, Dylann Roof, 21, has been arrested on suspicion of killing state Sen. Clementa Pinckney and eight others.

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Why Rachel Dolezal Infuriates Us

The more I read about Dolezal and her life in “blackface,” the angrier I got. Here are 10 reasons her critics are on solid ground in denouncing her.

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AUDIO: ‘Critical Race Theory: The Year in Review 2014’: a Candid Poem About Modern-Day Racism

Lisa Alvarez’s straightforward poem gets to the core of a year in which violence against black people became impossible to look away from any longer. 

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Finally, a Teen Comedy About Asian Kids With an Asian Cast

Director Benson Lee, a Korean-American, was inspired by the ’80s teen angst movies of the late John Hughes. But you won’t find any of the stereotypical Asian characters that tended to turn up in Hughes’ movies—that is, when Asians appeared at all.

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VIDEO: Jon Stewart Is Just as Confused as You Are About the Rachel Dolezal Scandal

In two segments, “The Daily Show” summed up the controversy that’s been keeping the 24-hour news cycle spiraling out of control these past few days.

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Witness Statements Contradict Account of Officer Who Killed Tamir Rice

A prosecutor’s comprehensive account of the investigation into the police killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice last November included witness reports that contradict a Cleveland officer’s claim that he shouted a warning before shooting the boy.

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McKinney While Black

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Ezell Ford’s Shooting Death Shines Light on LAPD Brutality

The Los Angeles Police Commission ruling in the notorious case does nothing to satisfy the demands for justice being voiced by angry protesters at a commission hearing and in front of the mayor’s home.

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VIDEO: ‘The Daily Show’ Slams Texas Cops’ Racist Attack on McKinney Pool Party Teens

“Daily Show” host Jon Stewart teams up with correspondent Jessica Williams to discuss recent events at a pool party in McKinney, Texas.

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