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Friday Nite Videos | April 16, 2021

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'The Talk' That Every Black Family Has About Police. Exterminate All the Brutes | Trailer. Visual Forensics: 78 Minutes of an Insurrection. The Ironclad Witch Hunt Against Matt Gaetz. Exploring Timelapse in Google Earth.

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Caste Does Not Explain Race

Charisse Burden-Stelly Boston Review
The recent publication of Isabel Wilkerson’s widely acclaimed Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents returns to caste to explain U.S. racial hierarchy when wealth polarization, racial strife, and white supremacist revanchism are again on the rise.

Friday Nite Videos | December 4, 2020

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Racism Has a Cost for Everyone | Heather C. McGhee. Don't Let My Hair Dye Run | Founders Sing. The War on Cuba — Episode 1. Trump's Lie-atribe, With the Lies Removed. A Self-Pardon Is Incompatible With the Constitution.

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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Darkness on the Edge of Town

Laura Wexler The Washington Post
Chief Justice John Roberts grew up in a town that banned black residents. Places like Long Branch, Ind., were often called Sundown Towns. Only whites were allowed on the streets after dark. James W. Loewen published the first study of these towns ten years ago, just as Roberts was named to the court. Laura Wexler published one of the few reviews of the book. Along with the review, below, are links to the book's website and to the book's introduction.

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Barnstormers

Malik Abduh Four Way Review Issue 4 Fall 2013
With baseball's opening day this week, Malik Abduh's "Barnstormers" evokes the days when race prejudice barred great athletes from the major leagues.
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