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Lecia Brooks
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Lecia Brooks is director of the Civil Rights Memorial Center for the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala.

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Putting Implicit Racial Bias to the Test

(1) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 10:12 AM

There have been too many police shootings this summer that have left black men dead or injured and our nation questioning the state of race relations.

There was Michael Brown, the teen killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in August. That same month, John Crawford III was fatally...

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Rage in Ferguson Offers Important Lesson

(119) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 10:22 AM

The seemingly nonstop coverage of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, by cable news networks provided little beyond a disturbing loop of images -- officers with guns trained on civilians, smoking tear gas canisters flying through the night air and the surreal sight of armored vehicles rolling through an American city.

Almost...

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Honor Mandela by Standing Up to Injustice

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2013 | 9:00 AM

As Nelson Mandela is finally laid to rest, we face the challenge of honoring his legacy.

It's a challenge beyond finding eloquent words to eulogize a man whose name is synonymous with courage, justice and equality for all. As President Obama noted during Mandela's memorial service, the South African president's...

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