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#STLDispatch: ‘We Have to Fight Back’

A roundup of tweets on the "weekend of resistance" in Ferguson, Missouri, October 10-13.

A roundup of tweets on the “weekend of resistance” in Ferguson, Missouri, October 10-13.

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The Ferguson ‘Weekend of Resistance': A Lesson in the Complexity of Movements

Depending on who you ask about the success or effectiveness of the "weekend of resistance" in Ferguson, Missouri, October 10-13, you’ll get very different responses.

Depending on who you ask about the success or effectiveness of the “weekend of resistance” in Ferguson, Missouri, October 10-13, you’ll get very different responses.

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In the Wake of Michael Brown’s Death, a Weekend of Resistance in Ferguson

Community members and activists over the next month are gathering once again to demand justice for Brown, the victims of police violence nationwide, and the subsequent police crackdown on residents in Ferguson, Missouri.

Community members and activists over the next month are gathering once again to demand justice for Brown, the victims of police violence nationwide, and the subsequent police crackdown on residents in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Black Children Need Safe and Healthy Environments, Not Lawsuits About Sperm Donors

Jennifer Cramblett and her partner are suing a sperm bank, citing unexpected emotional and financial distress, after they were given the wrong sperm and their daughter was born Black.

Two women are suing a sperm bank, citing unexpected emotional and financial distress, after they were given the wrong sperm and their daughter was born Black. But society owes all women of Black and brown children reparations for sustaining a reality in which their parenthood is inextricably linked to dealing with extraneous emotional distress.

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Advocacy Organizations Must Not Ignore the Wage Gap for Transgender People

The National Women’s Law Center's new video could have been a fantastic opportunity to highlight inequality; instead, it demonstrated a lack of clear understanding about the transgender wage gap.

The National Women’s Law Center’s new video could have been a fantastic opportunity to highlight inequality; instead, it demonstrated a lack of clear understanding about the transgender wage gap.

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When It Comes to Police Brutality, Seeing Isn’t Always Believing

A recent police shooting in South Carolina illustrates the importance of video when it comes to issues of race and policing. It also reminds us of the complications inherent in crime-related imagery—especially regarding how much people only see what they want to believe.

A recent police shooting in South Carolina illustrates the importance of video when it comes to issues of race and policing. It also reminds us, however, that video alone is not enough to overcome or combat the violence resulting from implicit bias.

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Critics of Kansas’ Medicaid Privatization Program Call for Investigation

Amid reports of possible corruption and complaints of long waits for benefits have come calls for an investigation into the Medicaid privatization program championed by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R).

Amid reports of possible corruption and complaints of long waits for benefits have come calls for an investigation into the Medicaid privatization program championed by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R).

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‘Equal Pay Day’ for Latinas Highlights Yawning Wage Disparities

Latinas would have had to work until today, October 8, to catch up to what white men made last year alone.

Latinas would have had to work until today, October 8, to catch up to what white men made last year alone.

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For Survivors of Abuse, Access to Abortion Can Be a Lifesaver

In a new study, researchers from Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health found that women experiencing intimate partner violence, and who were unable to get the abortion they were seeking, were less likely to escape their abusive relationship.

In a new study, researchers from Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health found that women experiencing intimate partner violence, and who were unable to get the abortion they were seeking, were less likely to escape their abusive relationship.

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Vulnerable Populations Still Struggling in Improving Economy

The unemployment rate in September was the lowest it has been in six years, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but wages still aren’t going up and some vulnerable populations still have high unemployment rates.

The unemployment rate in September was the lowest it has been in six years, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but wages still aren’t going up and some vulnerable populations still have high unemployment rates.

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