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I respect and believe that there are genuinely good officers out there but I feel that the system has given way to the over criminalization of ever facet of our society. This man who fell asleep on the train after coming home from work was acosted by officers. Our society is built on the masses of people that work to keep the system going. This video for some reason reminded me of vagrancy laws…

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This is a very insightful article on the black experience in the United States and how reparations are well deserved. Something that I never really thought of before is how reparations is Biblical.
And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee. And when thou sendest him out free…

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Very interesting discussion that I’m sure anyone who has been following how pop culture interacts with the black music community would have noticed for a while now.

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/06/whites_in_hip_hop_why_music_by_iggy_azalea_and_others_is_so_popular_and.html

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Though I feel that GQ can  improve on its own representations concerning race, this article is…

Though I feel that GQ can  improve on its own representations concerning race, this article is well found and highlights how race creates a dichotomy for how things are approached even in the world of sports. Fighting in hockey, a sport with predominantly white athletes, is tolerated, while sports such as basketball and football, which have large black athlete populations, fine players for…

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Donald Sterling is the classic example of the slave master mentality

Donald Sterling is the classic example of the slave master mentality

Great article! I was actually considering writing a blog post with these same examples. Sterling saw his girlfriend as a hyper-sexualized being for his enjoyment like a slaver master and his mistress while the players were nothing more than a way to make him incredibly wealthy off of their labor and skill.

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18 Things White People Seem To Not Understand (Because, White Privilege)

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Very interesting

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

I don’t wake up every morning with the intention of pissing you off, I swear, and whether or not you believe it, I’m here to help you. I want you to recognize that on a daily basis, you hold a set of advantages and immunities that are a direct result of the oppression of people of colour. That doesn’t sound nice, does it? Makes…

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Talks at the Schomburg: Racial History of the American Criminal Justice System

Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture author of…