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Trump’s naked race card play
Trump has only one card left to play to stay in the White House. That’s his old favorite, the race card. He’ll play it with a vengeance in the run-up to Nov. 3 that might even make the unreconstructed George Wallace blush.
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Resources needed for elders to age in place
Aging services area point programs have proven to be cost-effective, providing important resources and lifelines to our elders in the comfort and safety of their homes during a pandemic that disproportionately impacts our most vulnerable.
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John Lewis: an unflinching commitment to justice
The late John Lewis showed the greatness of his character in his ability to manage the demands for radical change in the face of institutional fear and resistance.
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The enduring inequity of student loan debt
The inequalities that have led to Black people, communities of color and poor people suffering the greatest effects of the ongoing crisis are the very same as those which make those same groups the most vulnerable to the effects of the student debt crisis.
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Restoring Voting Rights honors John Lewis
To honor Lewis' life and legacy, Democratic lawmakers want the 2019 Voting Rights Advancement Act he fought for passed, and to name it the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2020.
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Why is it so hard for America to outlaw lynching?
The cast of Democratic and Republican Presidents stretching back over more than half-a-century all at one point in their administration were asked to throw White House weight behind a federal anti-lynching bill in Congress. All either flatly refused or demurred.
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Congress must heed the ticking COVID-19 timebomb behind bars
When people are sentenced to prison, they are not sentenced to die by infection, but that is exactly what is happening.
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Be careful what monuments you go after
Slapping the name of a historic figure with a checkered past on a public place or erecting a monument to him is not sacred and immutable for all times.
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The lens of whiteness won’t close gaps in BPS
If BPS is serious about eliminating gaps, it's time to discard the lens of whiteness that pushes the narrative of American racial fiction that was part of my miseducation in BPS decades ago.
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Columbus, race pride and racism
When we characterize Columbus as a hero, we forget the history of the indigenous people who lived on this land long before it was “discovered.” Columbus began the systematic murder and rape of native people and the theft of native land, all justified by the logic of white supremacy.
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Help is on the way for small businesses
These businesses are neighborhood anchors and pillars, representing a rich legacy of Black-owned business and entrepreneurship that spans 180+ years in the Black community.
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Racism isn’t just a public health crisis. It’s a chronic illness
The disease of racism isn’t just a white policeman kneeling on a black man’s neck. It’s black and brown people breathing polluted air. It’s black folks in Boston spending 64 more hours stuck on the bus than white folks. It’s decades of housing policy that leave the average black family in Boston with $8 in wealth while the average white family has $247,500.
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