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Tearing Down Black America

Brent Cebul Boston Review
Policing is not the only kind of state violence. In the mid-twentieth century, city governments, backed by federal money, demolished hundreds of Black neighborhoods in the name of urban renewal.

The Dignity of Labor

William P. Jones Dissent
Despite the outpouring of praise for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, their own interests continue to come second to the broader public’s need for cheap and reliable labor.

Race Is About More Than Discrimination

Bill Fletcher Jr. Monthly Review
Organized labor must adopt a different framework that starts with the difficult discussion about U.S. history . . . to lay the foundation for a different domestic and international strategy for workers’ rights and justice.

Black Lives Matter May Be the Largest Movement in U.S. History

Black Lives Matter May Be the Largest Movement in U.S. History New York Times
Across the country there have been more than 4,700 demonstrations - an average of 140 per day, since the first protests began, according to a Times analysis. Turnout ranges from dozens to tens of thousands in about 2,500 small towns and large cities

Tidbits - July 9, 2020 - Reader Comments: Standing Up to Trump and Racism; Black Lives Matter; Pandemic Evictions; ICE Foreign Student Guidelines; Voter Suppression; Labor Unions and Police; Confederate Monuments; Big Oil; Margy Wilkinson; Hamilton; more

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Reader Comments: Standing Up to Trump and Racism; Black Lives Matter; Pandemic, COVID-19, Evictions; ICE Foreign Student Guidelines; Voter Suppression; Labor Unions and Police; Confederate Monuments; Big Oil; Margy Wilkinson; Hamilton; Announcements

Waiting to Vote

Hannah Klain, Kevin Morris, Max Feldman, Rebecca Ayala Brennan Center For Justice
Long waits at polling places are disruptive, disenfranchising, and all too common. Black and Latino voters are especially likely to endure them.

Evanston's Road to Reparations

Bryan Smith Chicago Magazine
Compensating African Americans for the wrongs of history has been a political nonstarter for decades. Then, last November, one Chicago suburb made it a reality.
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