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American Racism and the Buffalo Shooting

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor The New Yorker
The gunman seems motivated by a vision of history, pushed by the right, in which American racism never existed and Black people are undeserving takers.

‘Nobody Cares About Us Here’: The Anger on Buffalo’s East Side

Troy Closson New York TImes
Residents said it was tough to separate the burst of extreme violence from prior decades of pain. One sign placed next to a memorial of white candles and flower bouquets seemed to encapsulate the emotion: “There are no words for this heartache.”

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Radical Justice

Dana Dunham The Chicago Review of Books
This 2022 Pulitzer Prize winner in history is a tale of crime, racism, power, and the conflict between punitive and restorative justice in settler-colonial North America.

Defending the First Amendment

Paul Ortiz Portside
*Organize where you are* and please understand a simple truth. The widening assault on K-20 education, union rights, intellectual freedom and the First Amendment is soon coming to your back yard if it hasn't yet arrived.

The Poor at the Crossroads

Liz Theoharis Tom Dispatch
The poor are what Dr. King once called “a new and unsettling force” capable of transforming “our complacent national life.”

Abolition Democracy’s Forgotten Founder

Robin D. G. Kelley Boston Review
While W. E. B. Du Bois praised an expanding penitentiary system, T. Thomas Fortune called for investment in education and a multiracial, working-class movement.
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