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Former white supremacists now living Life After Hate

What do you do when you’ve seen the light about white supremacy and racial hatred? In the case of these ex-white supremacist activists, you make amends for your past work in the neo-Nazi movement by forming a group to fight against the hatred you used to stand for. Christian Picciolini is a co-founder of the […]

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#BlackLivesMatter in public health, too

You don’t usually associate racism and the killing of African Americans by police with health disparities, but many in the nation’s health professions, especially those in public health, know that the effect is all too real. This is not a new idea, nor is it new as it applies to the African-American community. For years, […]

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Why Black Lives Matter is going global

The three-year-old Black Lives Matter movement has always been considered an American phenomenon. After all, no other country has the number of deaths by gun violence or the number of police shootings that we do in the United States. But the movement has resonated in several countries across the world, both in solidarity with those […]

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Donald Trump’s racist remarks on judges: How low will he go?

As the weeks of the campaign go by, the words coming out of the presumptive Republican nominee’s mouth only get more offensive. Real estate mogul Donald Trump faces a major problem with lawsuits against the now defunct Trump University, a “college” that promised to teach paying students how to sell real estate. By most accounts, […]

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Violence at Trump rallies reflects Trump’s racist rhetoric

The video of a Trump supporter delivering a sucker-punch to a protester at a North Carolina campaign rally is the latest example of the growing hatred that GOP front-runner Donald Trump is ginning up among his supporters. As a group of protesters were being escorted out of the rally, a man in a dark cowboy […]

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Time for Confederate flag to stop waving — everywhere

It’s horrible that it had to take a tragedy like the shooting of nine African-Americans in a South Carolina church to realize that it’s time to retire the Confederate flag to the trash bin of history. The flag has become a symbol of racism, segregation, and hatred. But let’s not forget its original intent: It […]

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We all need to study underlying causes of Baltimore violence

If you live in or near a city, as the majority of Americans do these days, you’re probably not surprised at reports of violence, whether they’re committed by citizens, police, or both. Certainly the events in Baltimore are different — it’s not the norm for teenagers to leave school and start looting or setting fire […]

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How do you like your “patriot” now, Fox?

No matter where you get your news, you’ve probably heard or read about Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who refused to pay public grazing fees for his cattle for 20 years. If you read a straight news version, you learned about a man who withheld the heavily subsidized rate of $1.35 per cattle unit per […]

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