Opinion

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An open letter to Gabby Douglas

Former Division III basketball player Toni Smith writes a letter of support to Olympic champion Gabby Douglas.

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What does Black liberation look like under capitalism?

Since the birth of this nation, brought about through the labor of enslaved Black people, there have been movements to deal with America's race problem.

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Blue lines, Black lives: Policing at a crossroads

Safer communities or more occupation? That feels like a bad choice. Blue on Black violence or Black on blue violence? That doesn't feel like a choice at all.

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Is a Black Lives Matter alliance with the police possible?

These past few weeks have been a devastating time for both the African American community and for law enforcement.

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Why we fight, or Evo 2016

If people power is to grow, it must be in arenas old and new, from game development to labor organization.

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The movement will not be criminalized

Dissent is not the same thing as hate. Let us be unyielding in our commitment to building an abolitionist future.

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Museum of Racist Memorabilia prompts reflection on our cultural objects

A new museum in Michigan holds up a mirror to America's racist cultural past and present.

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What does Black Lives Matter mean under capitalism?

Black Americans cannot afford, both figuratively and literally, to have America's problem of race inequality continuously pushed off.

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Are Black men becoming endangered?

Our broken communities cannot continue to live in fear of the police; and their fear of us must also change.

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Tipping point: America confronts race and policing

Like most, we are profoundly saddened and grief-stricken by these horrific events; our hearts go out to the families of those killed, civilian and police alike.

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