Aside from the similarities in the sheer volume of blacks killed by police and those lynched decades before, there remain other staggering parallels between police killings and lynchings.
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Many endeavor to explain the racial disparities in those killed by police officers by espousing theories of black criminality acting as a pervasive pathogen plaguing the black community.
The hearing established that the drones issue is not about the rights of American citizens alone but about the rights of people around the world.
It couldn't be a sadder thing to admit, given what happened in those years, but -- given what's happened in these years -- who can doubt that the America of the 1950s and 1960s was, in some ways, simply a better place than the one we live in now?
Despite the claims of the Colombian government and those in the U.S. eager to consummate "free trade" pacts, the human rights situation in that country is deteriorating fast.
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