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“The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro”

Frederick Douglass The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass, Volume II
Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass gave this speech in Rochester, New York on July 5, 1852. Some now give this speech the title, "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?"

Reparations Get Real

Ramenda Cyrus The American Prospect
In California, the preliminary report of a governmental task force suggests how the toll of slavery and white supremacy can be assessed—and compensated for.

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I Just Read His Name Is George Floyd

Zillah Eisenstein Medium
George Floyd was committed to being a person that mattered. But he was also Black, so he could never catch a break. As he got older the police were always at the ready. The day Chauvin murdered him was not the first time he had met Chauvin.

The Problem Is the Guns. The Guns. The Guns. The Guns.

Chuck Idelson Common Dreams
It's not school security or mental illness or anything else—it’s just guns. President Biden said on the night of the Uvalde massacre, "when we passed the assault weapons ban, mass shootings went down. When the law expired, mass shootings tripled."
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