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Keith Lawrence

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Leadership on Race: Holder and Scheindlin are Right

(64) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 10:52 AM

The US has been on a self-destructive, four-decade-old mass incarceration binge, and Attorney General Eric Holder is doing the right thing by taking us on the first steps to national sobriety by turning the spotlight on mandatory minimum sentencing. So too is federal judge

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Reengaging Race in the Wake of the Trayvon Martin Tragedy

(30) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 1:21 PM

Once again, an American tragedy rooted in race has captured public attention in a way that offers us opportunities for collective reflection about what we might do as a society to come closer to our highest aspirations. The recent acquittal of the individual who killed 17-year-old African American Trayvon Martin...

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