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Notes From the Underground

Scott McLemee Inside Higher Ed
For the first time, Richard Wright's 1942 novel about a wrongly accused Black man is seeing the light of day. Wright was testing the outer limits of what the white novel-reading public would have found imaginable.

Tidbits - Apr. 22, 2021 - Reader Comments: Earth Day; Chauvin conviction, Black Lives Matter; Exterminate All the Brutes; Afghanistan troop withdrawal; Teaching Climate Justice; May Day; zoom events; Job Opening; Call for Creative Activists!

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Reader Comments: Earth Day; Chauvin conviction, Black Lives Matter; Exterminate All the Brutes; Afghanistan troop withdrawal; FDR, New Deal; Teaching Climate Justice; May Day; zoom events; Job Opening - Organizing Upgrade; Call for Creative Activists

Daunte Wright’s Killing Makes the Case for Shrinking Police Budgets

Sonali Kolhatkar Independent Media Institute
How many Black people have to be killed by police before politicians realize that expensive reforms don’t work? Like so many Black Americans, Wright justifiably feared police interactions. The Black fear of police is grounded in provable police bias.

Tidbits - Apr. 8, 2021 - Reader Comments: Policing, George Floyd murder; Amazon workers; Refugees, Displacement Crisis; Puerto Rico; Nazi Germany; China; Elizabeth Davis - Presente!; Labor resources; Constructing a New Social Compact; Zoom events;

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Reader Comments: Policing, George Floyd murder; Amazon workers; Refugees, Displacement Crisis; Puerto Rico; Nazi Germany; China; Elizabeth Davis - Presente!; Labor resources; Constructing a New Social Compact; lots of Zoom events;

Killings by Police Declined after Black Lives Matter Protests

Jim Daley Scientific American
New study shows police homicides have significantly decreased in most cities where Black Lives Matter protests occurred. The #BLM movement can take some satisfaction in its possible impact on police homicides.
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