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Reviving the War on Drugs Will Further Damage Police-Community Relations

Protecting the White Code: Police Unions Silence is Deafening on the Assault on the Capitol Building

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By Damon K. Jones— What the world witnessed at the Capitol Building was a total disregard of the law that cannot be classified as any less than Domestic Terrorism. Wednesday’s Domestic Terrorist acts have caused one police officer to lose his life and dozens more were injured. The silence of police unions across the country is deafening on the use of force at the Capitol Building, the blatant disregard of the law,…

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The Whole Story in a Single Photo

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An image from the Capitol captures the distance between who we purport to be and who we have actually been. By Clint Smith— On Wednesday afternoon, as insurrectionists assaulted the Capitol, a man wearing a brown vest over a black sweatshirt walked through the halls of Congress with the Confederate battle flag hanging over his shoulder. One widely circulated photo, taken by Mike Theiler of Reuters, captured him mid-stride, part…

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‘Vintage white rage’: Why the riots were about the perceived loss of white power

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By Char Adams— A far-right, pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol with Confederate flags and weapons in an attempt to stop members of Congress The response by both law enforcement and political leaders is still being parsed out, but activists and scholars say there is a deeper, underlying issue that must be considered: Violent expressions of white power are the norm when white anger and resentment rooted in racism exists. from counting…

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Trumpism Will Live On After Trump Leaves White House

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By Henry A. Giroux— The storming of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., by a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters, Trump’s condemnation of Vice President Mike Pence for refusing to intervene in the election process, and the attempt by a number of Republican politicians to promote conspiracy theories and dangerous propaganda in order to invalidate President-elect Joe Biden’s election provided yet another example that we no longer live in…

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