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Affirmative Action Isn’t Reverse Racism
Al Jazeera America
April 14, 2015

Claiming that diversity policies help certain minorities over others is tacky, ahistorical and inaccurate

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Reading Racist Literature
The New Yorker
April 14, 2015

How do you rehabilitate your love for art works based on expired and inhuman social values?

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Keep Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks Off the $20 Bill
The Root
April 14, 2015

With the state of black women in this country, putting one of these icons on U.S. currency is not progress—it’s hush money.

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The Dire 17th-Century Origins of the Purvi Patel Feticide Verdict 
jezebel.com
April 10, 2015

When you’re a historian specializing in early modern European history, it’s not often that your area of expertise is relevant to modern politics—and when it is, the situation is rarely good.

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YouTube rarely promotes black YouTube stars, even during Black History Month
Fusion
April 10, 2015

Here's the deal: YouTube is a platform for anyone. But YouTube chooses to promote channels and personalities that the company deems worthy of views by

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Toni Morrison's New Novel, 'God Help the Child': On Letting Go of Childhood Trauma
The Root
April 10, 2015

In God Help the Child, the acclaimed author gives us characters who are broken by childhood trauma but find solace in each other.

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Fox News Enigma Megyn Kelly Slams Rand Paul's Sexist Behavior
jezebel
April 10, 2015

And so continues one of the most confusing relationships of my adult life: that between myself and Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. Once again Kelly brought out her “sensible adult” side during an interview with Rand Paul,...

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Walter Scott shooting witness Feidin Santana reveals how he captured the video
The Independent
April 9, 2015

“I remember the police [officer] had control of the situation. He had control of Scott. And Scott was trying just to get away from the Taser,” Mr Santana said.

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Rolling Stone and the Temptations of Narrative Journalism
The New Yorker
April 7, 2015

Anyone who works in literary nonfiction and is being honest will recognize the moments of decision-making that led to Rolling Stone’s undoing.

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Syria's First Responders Welcome Female Recruits
VICE
April 7, 2015

The women of the Syrian Civil Defense have to stabilize patients on the back of pickup trucks amid missile showers while dealing with a culture that says such situations are no place for women.

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