Taking a peek, but probably not seeing a future career.
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At age 7, Black, white and Hispanic children have a similar opinion of the police. But this increasingly turns negative by the time they are teenagers, especially for nonwhite teens.
Diversity isn’t enough.
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Dozens of companies have made pledges in recent months to make their workforces more inclusive. A scholar asked employees what they think that means.
Police in riot gear stand in a line against protesters next to a message spay painted on the Kenosha County Courthouse in August 2020 after the police shooting of unarmed Black man Jacob Blake.
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Other agencies or officials can do much of what police do now. So let’s disband police forces and replace them with local community organizations.
Making friends isn’t necessary for solving America’s divisions.
The advocates of friendship as a way to solve America's partisan divide are wrong. There are more effective ways to tackle intractable political problems.
Kamala Harris speaking via a screen to demonstrators at the protest against racism and police brutality on Aug. 28, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
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Black and Asian American communities have been portrayed as in opposition to each other. Multiracial Kamala Harris, both Asian American and Black, represents the potential for coalition building.
Black men are stopped by police in disproportionate numbers.
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As the country reels from a series of killings of Black men by the police, two scholars report that their research shows that stops by police of Black men can hurt their families.
Minneapolis Police create a blockade after a campaign rally for President Donald Trump on October 10, 2019.
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George Floyd's death has thrust police unions into the spotlight amid a growing recognition that they are not part of the U.S. labor movement but a narrow interest group pursuing their self-interests.
These people are protesting because they are tired, because they are worn out, because they are exhausted by violence against themselves and their communities.
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In current demonstrations, there are echos of a civil rights era catchphrase: People are 'sick and tired of being sick and tired.'
Protestors demonstrated against police brutality in Montréal, on June 7, 2020.
Around the world, policing — as an institution — is being challenged. But calls to defund the police will fall short if they do not address the history of policing.
A button adorns the jacket of a mourner at the funeral for George Floyd on June 9.
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A number of U.S. mediums have claimed contact with the spirit of the late George Floyd. Their 'channelling' continues a tradition of white spiritualists whitewashing black lives.
Minneapolis, a city still split along racial lines.
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Despite its progressive image, Minneapolis is one of the most segregated cities in the United States. That is by design not accident, argues an urban planning scholar.
Dade Correctional Institution where mentally ill prisoner Darren Rainey was locked in a shower stall and died in June 2012.
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Violence in the criminal-justice system isn't limited to police. It's time to pay more attention to violent deaths within state prisons.
John Lewis linked arms with religious leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King, while marching from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.
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From the earliest days of the civil rights struggle, Black religious leaders have infused the fight for justice with spirituality. Rep. Lewis and Rev. Vivian are no exception.
Protesters against racist police violence encounter police in Washington, D.C., on May 31.
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When African Americans press 'record' to film police brutality, they are challenging a nation not to look away.
George Floyd’s death sparked a movement.
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A political scientist says the protests against police violence that have swept the US signal welcome social change -- and could dramatically alter the work she's done for five years.
The Say Their Names Cemetery commemorating the lives of black victims of police violence.
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The #SayTheirNames campaign recalls the long struggle by Black Americans to assert their humanity in death, with roots in the fight for slave burials.
A ‘Black Lives Matter’ billboard hangs above a Modell’s in New York.
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Big businesses often engage in social activism because they want to sway public policy outcomes. They’re not exclusively trying to appeal to liberal customers.
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As the Black Lives Matter movement has , statues of figures linked to slavery have been removed. Such actions are just symbolic, however. What is at stake is the systemic transformation of the present.
Muslims demonstrate against police brutality and racial injustice in Brooklyn.
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Race, class and national identity mean that views within the American Muslim community vary when it comes to such hot-button issues as policing, protests and discrimination.
At the Navajo Nation town of Fort Defiance, Arizona, staff pack food boxes. The Navajo Nation now has the highest per capita COVID-19 infection rate in the U.S.
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Tribal lands are hot spots for COVID-19 infections and deaths. Racism is one of the reasons.