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The Washington Football Team’s Name Feeds Into Violence Against Native Women

Native American women in the United States experience the highest rates of sexual assault in the country. Some of this is clearly the result of sexualizing and devaluing stereotypes white men are still taught about Native women—including Native mascotry.

Native American women experience the highest rates of sexual assault in the country. Some of this is clearly the result of sexualizing and devaluing stereotypes white men are still taught about Native women—including Native mascotry.

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A Brief History of Policing in the United States

In light of the recent discussions about police violence and racial profiling, Melissa Harris-Perry gives a brief history lesson on police practices throughout the country.

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Still We Lead: Clarifying the Resolve of Black Women

Only when our society acknowledges what Black women are doing and have been doing to advance equality for all will people truly understand why Black lives matter.

Only when our society acknowledges what Black women are doing and have been doing to advance equality for all will people truly understand why Black lives matter.

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How We Talk About Police Intervention

#TalkAboutTheTalk shows the ways in which Black and white families may be having different conversations about police intervention, and how we need to make sure everyone is having the same conversations about race, respect, and fairness under law.

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An Open Letter to Police Officers Who Shoot First

This is an open letter to any police officer who may not understand what I and so many others are fighting for.

This is an open letter to any police officer who may not understand what I and so many others are fighting for.

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Non-Indictment of Darren Wilson Sparks Nationwide Protests

Texas, Illinois, New York, and California: These are just a few of the states where people have marched in protest of the St. Louis County Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9. These acts of civil disobedience mark a new wave of unrest in the United States since Brown’s death. People are tired of the racial discrimination still embedded into our society, and protesters say they won’t stop until change is made. The demonstrations documented in this video from RuptlyTV were held in Washington, D.C. on November 29.

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Activists Protest Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch gave an extensive statement Monday night describing the entire investigation and grand jury process, before revealing that the grand jury had not returned an indictment.

Activists and citizens in Ferguson, Missouri, and around the country gathered in the streets Monday night to protest the killing of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer.

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Jay Smooth’s Guide to the ‘That Sounds Racist’ Conversation

You may find yourself in race-related conversations this Thanksgiving, between Ferguson, Obama’s immigration plan, and the Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations that have resurfaced—that is, if you can make it out from under your blankets (why would you want to?). Luckily, there are guides, like this one from Jay Smooth, that will help you when a family member decides to say something that’s just unacceptable.

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‘We Still Don’t Have Justice’: An Open Letter From Ferguson Protesters and Supporters

"For 108 days, we have continuously been admonished that we should 'let the system work,' and wait to see what the results are," protesters and supporters in Ferguson explain in their open letter. "The results are in. And we still don’t have justice."

“For 108 days, we have continuously been admonished that we should ‘let the system work,’ and wait to see what the results are,” protesters and supporters in Ferguson explain in their open letter. “The results are in. And we still don’t have justice.”

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On Black Fatherhood

Often what is lost in discussions about the so-called crisis of Black fatherhood is the “centuries-old tradition of communal parenting,” explains Colorlines in the latest chapter of its series on Black men, entitled Life Cycles of Inequity.

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