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Victor Burt
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Victor Burt is a Brooklyn resident, political strategist and long-distance runner whose writing focuses on ingenuity and creativity in the international community to create bold new solutions. Victor holds a Masters Degree in Political Science and an Advanced Certificate from the United Nations. On flights between Brooklyn and Grand Rapids, Michigan he enjoys playing Street Fighter 2 Turbo Edition and thinking of ways to perfect his jumpshot. His experiences as a former teacher, curriculum specialist and community organizer drive him to continually ask the question: "How can we do more?"

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The Concern With Modern White Liberalism

(2) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 10:38 AM

One disturbing aspect that has surfaced amidst the public response to the recent events of Mike Brown and Eric Garner has been the lack of perspective among seemingly liberal white people.

My Facebook feed is a racial smorgasbord of articles, videos and personal posts. But the meat and potatoes of...

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Wanted: African American Leadership

(1) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 2:50 PM

We waited.

Trayvon Martin.

Mike Brown.

Eric Garner.

Nothing.

Each grand jury's decision is acerbic.

Our collective conscious repeats the same tortuous dance.

Unarmed black man ... (Step 2, 3, 4)

Jury selection begins today ... (Back 2, 3, 4)

The DOJ will conduct an investigation in the death of...

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It's Not a Game

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 11:39 AM

The alarm sounds.

It's five o'clock in the damn morning.

I kill the alarm, grimacing in anger.

Stubborn, yet resilient, the alarm persists: 5:05, 5:07, finally at 5:10. Begrudgingly, I wake.

The green mile to the bathroom is treacherous. However, the water hits my face and I'm that much closer...

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American Awakening

(1) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 6:03 PM

June and July have been watershed months.

The day of my birthday, June 24th, the Supreme Court heard Abigail Noel Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin where a court ruled in favor (7-1) to vacate (annul) and remand (to send back to a lower court for further consideration) the...

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An Education in Incarceration

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2013 | 6:15 PM

Thursday, May 16 was probably the most beautiful day of the year to date both literally and figuratively.

The sun was shining, not a cloud in the sky, the temperature reached 80 degrees for the first time all year and I was celebrating the commencement of my Masters degree....

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