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  By Chris Crass Notes for a white anti-racist struggling with white friends about ‪#‎Baltimore‬(in this case a friend who has loved ones who are police) : I love you comrade, and I’m so grateful for the ways you throw down.

April 29, 2015 marks twenty three years since the beginning of one of the largest urban uprisings in US American history.  For several days after a Simi Valley jury let the Los Angeles police officers who beat and tasered Rodney King go free, residents throughout LA county expressed frustration, anger and sadness; marched, walked, and ..
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By Chris Crass Let’s be clear, when those in power and their media call for people to be “peaceful” in the face of endemic and sanctioned racist state violence, they aren’t calling for a return to disruptive and militant non-violent direct action unleashed by the Civil Rights movement, even if they insultingly call up Dr. ..
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By Chris Crass Mass uprisings, including property destruction, when coming out of communities who have exhausted every other means to address grievances, and have had violence dealt back to them, every time – such uprisings are justified, rational, strategic, necessary, and those taking to the streets of ‪#‎Baltimore‬ are taking far more responsibility for the future of ..
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By Mark Naison As I struggle  to come to terms with the untimely death of Walter Scott, shot in the back while running away from a police officer after a dispute over a faulty tail light,  I suddenly came to a startling and disturbing realization: Walter Scott was the fourth unarmed African American man I ..
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By Phoenix Calida Let’s discuss opposites. Slut. a word that is applied to women to degrade them. It can be based actual sexuality that defies puritanical patriarchy, assumed promiscuity, rumors, or clothing choices. Women have been shamed, ostracized, and kicked out of social circles for being slut shamed. What is the male equivalent of this ..
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By Chris Crass The ‪#‎WalterScott‬ police murder is a tipping point in the fight against racism in policing and the criminal justice system. Two key objectives that‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ advances is to make sure we’re not talking about removing racist bad apples, but changing laws, policies and institutions that further structural racist violence and move towards structural racial justice.

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