Opinion

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The 2016 elections are strategic for advancing racial justice

Have we entered a more hateful and polarized era? Election Day 2016 is time for the anti-racist majority, horrified by recent events, to act.

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America at a crossroads: BLM, Dr. King, and the tasks ahead

Appeals for racial justice now compete against calls for "law and order." The right paints Black Lives Matter as un-American. But if there are any patriots in all this, it is BLM.

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After the recent horror, there are still two Americas

Non-violent tactics were taught by Jesus, Gandhi, and Dr. King - not because they were scared of violence but because they were wise about change.

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Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, Dallas: How far have we really come?

Police can be trained to recognize bias, dial back aggression, and deescalate.

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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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Socialism isn’t perfect, but it’s damn better than what we have

If the "playing field" is to be level for African-Americans, those who profited from slavery and racism must make amends. Yes, I mean reparations.

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Football, race, and American socialism

American football is full of metaphors and paradoxes. The NFL is the most socialistic framework and business model in all of professional sports.

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Racist ideology moves more than just people who fly Confederate flags

There is an idea "that racism lives in the heart of particularly evil individuals, as opposed to the heart of a democratic society."

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Black History Month is American History Month

Black History Month is American History Month. It's too long for a hashtag. But what better way to honor the legacies of founding African American historians?

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Enough “shock,” time to confront prejudice

It's too late to preach tolerance by the time someone is a full-time corporate employee. Sensitivity must begin before children attend schools, and continue through their formative years.

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