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Hard Time

Chase Madar Bookforum
These two books are helpful background sources for the issues involved in today's protests for black lives. Although each is a few years old, they are both worth a second look.

Echo Chamber Could Hand Win to Trump… Again

Erin Heaney Organizing Upgrade
demonstrators blocking street ...white progressives and leftists underestimate the...power of strategically racist messaging, and fail to...engage in the communities the Right is targeting — white folks who are impacted by a system that consistently puts profits before people.

COVID-19 and the Unfunded Black Belt Commission

Greg Kaufmann Facing South
U.S. map showing Southern States unfunded ...Black Belt communities currently being ravaged by COVID-19 would benefit from the kind of sustained investment that should have been happening since 2008...just as the whiter, richer states in the NBRC did.

The Injustice of This Moment Is Not an `Aberration'

Michelle Alexander The New York Times
demonstrators protesting police murder of Freddie Gray No issue has proved more vexing to this nation than the issue of race, and yet no question is more pressing than how to overcome the politics of white supremacy...that threatens our ability ever to create a truly fair, just and inclusive democracy.

We Need to be Once Again United for Peace and Justice

The UFPJ Coordinating Committee United for Peace and Justice
There has been a sea change in the last few weeks, a deepening of the crisis of racial and cultural division in this country, instigated by the President of the United States.
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