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Unarmed and White: Why I Won't Get Shot by the Police

(19) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 6:42 AM

I've never been pulled over by the cops when I hadn't done anything wrong. I've never been asked for identification for no apparent reason. I've never been stopped and frisked. I've never been asked to empty my pockets. I've never been followed by the police so they could "run my...

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Antonio French Said It Best: 'Our Civil Rights Don't Stop at 9 p.m.'

(17) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 12:30 PM

When Antonio French, the St. Louis Alderman who has given us an incredible first-hand account of what is happening in Ferguson through his twitter feed, was released from jail this morning, he told the media, "Our civil rights don't stop at 9PM." After Antonio being arrested last night...

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Valley of the Undocumented

(2) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 3:42 PM

Inspired by the millions of young people who live in the United States with the very real fear that they could lose a family member to deportation, "Valley of the Undocumented" is a short film directed by Guillermo Diaz (Scandal, Half Baked) that conveys the struggle of many American families....

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White People, You Will Never Look Suspicious!

(26) Comments | Posted March 21, 2012 | 11:46 AM

I will never look suspicious to you. Even if I have a black hoodie, a pair of jeans and white sneakers on... in fact, that is what I wore yesterday... I still will never look suspicious. No matter how much the hoodie covers my face or how baggie my jeans...

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