Tag Archive: racism

Part IV: The War At Home

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This is the fifth installment of a series of long-form essays on race, history and politics. Previous installments can be found here: Prologue Part I Part II Part III Neither slavery nor involuntary… Continue reading

How to Be An Ally: A Reflection From Baltimore

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Editor’s Note: This is a submission from a contributor who wishes to remain anonymous. It reflects her experience during the protests against police brutality sparked by the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Baltimore resident who… Continue reading

Point/Counterpoint: Rand Paul’s Cigarette Tax Gaffe Shows He Has a Tough Road Ahead

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky), who until Jeb Bush’s recent announcement led the pack of 2016 Republican presidential contenders, is known for being the most outspoken Republican on racial issues. Recently, he put a… Continue reading

Point/Counterpoint: Rand Paul, Death, and Taxes

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has been criticized by progressive commentators over the past weeks for his remarks on the Eric Garner case, who was choked to death by police in New York City… Continue reading

My Red-Hot Race Moment (Or, “Why South Asians Must, Too, Care About Ferguson”)

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This essay is a repost from Common Grind, an amazing blog written by Anupam Chakravarty. It is presented here as a part of our series on police brutality and race. There’s an awkward… Continue reading

Part I: Ships Passing in the Night

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This is the second installment of a series of long-form essays on race, history and politics. Previous installments can be found here: Prologue Once riding in old Baltimore, Heart-filled, head-filled with glee, I… Continue reading

Prologue: Our Shared, Forgotten Past

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The record is there for all to read. It resounds all over the world. It might as well be written in the sky. One wishes that Americans…would read, for their own sakes, this… Continue reading

Friday Roundup!

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Every week, Jeremy and I will each submit our top three reads. Here’s what we’ve been delving into: Jeremy’s Picks Rand Paul rises on the Senate floor in opposition to drone warfare and… Continue reading