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Britain has voted to leave the European Union — a win for a blatantly racist, xenophobic campaign waged in the name of ultra-nationalism. As Daniel Trilling writes, “Far-right politics cannot be as easily cordoned off from the mainstream as people would like to believe. Fascists attach themselves to popular causes and drag the debate in their direction. Populists and parties of the center then try to appeal to voters susceptible to the far right’s messages by taking xenophobic positions of their own.” American voters, take note.

A judge has acquitted Baltimore officer Caesar Goodson Jr. of murder charges in the Freddie Gray case, and a grand jury has decided not to indict McKinney police officer Eric Casebolt, who was seen on video last summer assaulting a Black girl at a pool party.

One year after she took down the Confederate flag, activist Bree Newsome looks back.

In the wake of the Brock Turner rape case, California lawmakers are looking to introduce mandatory minimums for sexual assault, which, while understandable, is a really bad move. Don’t miss Michelle Anderson’s smart piece on lessons to learn from rape reform.

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Dana Bolger is a Senior Editor at Feministing and the co-founder of Know Your IX, the national youth-led organization working to end gender violence in schools. She's testified before Congress on Title IX policy and legislative reform, and her writing has appeared in a number of outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. She's also a student at Yale Law School, and you can find her on Twitter at @danabolger.

Dana Bolger is a Senior Editor at Feministing and a student at Yale Law School.

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