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Jim Crow Voting Laws — Then and Now

Bruce Hartford Civil Rights Movement Archive
Republicans claim that the wave of GOP voter suppression laws sweeping across the nation are not a return to Jim Crow because they "apply fairly and equally" to everyone regardless of race and they don't contain explicitly racial provisions.

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Tangled Up in Blue: Lessons for Police Reform?

Steve Early CounterPunch
Law professor and scion of a widely read radical activist/author family, Rosa Brooks went beyond the blue wall of silence in her inside view of American policing.  Among the retrograde lessons stressed in training, “Anyone can kill you at any time.”

Tidbits - Apr. 1, 2021 - Reader Comments: GOP Voter Suppression; Asian Americans Attacked; Refugees, Pensions; China, Uyghurs; Aretha Franklin biopic; Black-white unemployment gaps; Amazon workers; Challenging Antisemitism; more....

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Reader Comments: GOP Voter Suppression; Asian Americans Attacked; Refugees, Immigrant children; AOC; Pensions; China, Uyghurs; Aretha Franklin biopic; Black-white unemployment gaps; Amazon workers; Challenging Antisemitism; Zoom events-lots; more...

New Data on Jail Populations: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Alexi Jones and Wendy Sawyer Prison Policy Initiative
A new BJS report shows that U.S. jails reduced their populations by 25% in the first few months of the pandemic. But even then, the U.S. was still putting more people in local jails than most countries incarcerate in total.

Who Were The Scottsboro Nine?

Alice George Smithsonian Magazine
The young black men served a combined total of 130 years for a crime they never committed. Through Scottsboro we find America’s tortured racial past is not so past. We can find the seeds of inspiration, and strategies for liberation or racial justice

Tidbits - Mar. 25, 2021 - Reader Comments: Voter Suppression; Asian Americans; Deb Haaland; Andrew Cuomo; Football; Manufacturing; Private Equity; Postal Workers Strike corrections; Myanmar Solidarity; MLK’s Beyond Vietnam speech; more....

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Reader Comments: Voter Suppression; Asian Americans Attacked; Deb Haaland; Andrew Cuomo; Football; Manufacturing; Postal Workers Strike corrections; Myanmar Solidarity; Dr. King’s Beyond Vietnam speech; Fighting Private Equity; Zoom events-lots; more

Remembering Tulsa

Tim Madigan; Photographs by Zora J. Murff with Trent Bozeman Smithsonian Magazine
American Terror. A century ago in Tulsa, a murderous mob attacked the most prosperous black community in the nation.
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