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High-Tech School Surveillance Is Harming Students of Color

Priyam Madhukar Brennan Center for Justice
surveillance camera When schools introduce these technologies, they open the to door to labeling students’ normal thoughts, words, and movements as dangerous — and potentially involving law enforcement.

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Middle Class Racism

John Russo and Sherry Linkon Newgeography
A core problem in discussions of racism IS the focus on individual attitudes rather than on structural inequities.

How Can We End Child Sexual Abuse Without Prisons?

child holding had of another person How can we disrupt and end child sexual abuse without turning to police and a racist prison industrial complex that disproportionately criminalizes, arrests and imprisons Black and Indigenous people...

Evil in the Delta: Elaine, Arkansas, 1919

Michael Honey Portside
group of African-American men from 1910 ...on the night of September 30, one hundred years ago, ...about 100 African Americans met to organize the Progressive Farmers and Household Union of America, a union of land owners, tenants, and sharecroppers.

The Great Land Robbery

Vann R. Newkirk II The Atlantic
Man looking at posted no hunting sign on farm in Mississippi. The shameful story of how 1 million black families have been ripped from their farms.

Worse Than the Wall

Karla Molinar-Arvizo OtherWords
immigrant detnetion jail The agencies that separate families, abuse children, and deport innocent people should be just as toxic as Trump’s wall.
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