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Entries by Van Jones from 10/2005

ARE Blacks A Criminal Race? Surprising Statistics

| Posted 10.05.2005 | Politics
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Do the actual government statistics bear out the claim that Blacks contribute disproportionately to the crime rate? Or is this largely a stereotype, which both accelerates and is driven by disproportionate CONVICTIONS of Black people.

A Hero Returns: Dellums Will Run For Oakland Mayor

| Posted 10.07.2005 | Politics
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Black America needs someone larger than life to step up to the plate, right now. As one man said, "Well, we couldn't save New Orleans. But maybe we can save Oakland."

Resurrect New Orleans -- As Model "Green" City

| Posted 10.11.2005 | Politics
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Enlightened business and community leaders had been laying plans for a green urban revitalization years before this disaster struck. They already have a compelling, eco-friendly roadmap.

Police Beating Fits Pattern In New Orleans: Local Viewpoint

| Posted 10.13.2005 | Politics
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I was busy writing up my reaction to that awful police beating in New Orleans when my friend Jordan sent out the perfect essay on the subject.