Posts Tagged Ferguson

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The problem with calling for demilitarization “of the police”

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“This is not to say there aren’t vast differences and nuances that need to always be named, but our oppressors are literally collaborating together, learning from one another – and as oppressed people we have to do the same.” – Cherrell Brown

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“This is not to say there aren’t vast differences and nuances that need to always be named, but our oppressors are literally collaborating together, learning from one ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

“From Ferguson to Palestine the struggle for freedom continues.”

Stanford students and community members shut down the San Mateo-Hayward bridge. 68 arrested.

Old but good: Gary Younge’s “The Misremembering of ‘I Have a Dream'”

“From Ferguson to Palestine the struggle for freedom continues.”

Stanford students and community members shut down the San Mateo-Hayward bridge. 68 arrested.

Old but good: Gary Younge’s “The Misremembering of ‘I Have a ...

Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man

When we talk about police shootings, we need to talk about gender

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As the national conversation around police violence continues in the aftermath of Ferguson, we need to be talking about men and masculinity. Because there are not many female cops shooting. Nor many women being shot. 

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

As the national conversation around police violence continues in the aftermath of Ferguson, we need to be talking about men and masculinity. Because there are not many ...

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“We live in a country full of racism, but no racists; rape, but no rapists.”

In the midst of the continued fallout from the Rolling Stone mess and the ongoing protests against racist police violence, Kate Harding draws the parallels between the victim-blaming tendencies that runs through the conversations on both gendered violence and racist violence. 

In the midst of the continued fallout from the Rolling Stone mess and the ongoing protests against racist police violence, Kate Harding draws the parallels between the victim-blaming tendencies that runs through the conversations ...

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Some tips for white people who have opinions on Ferguson

For many activists, these past few weeks have been rough. From Thanksgiving to holiday get togethers, ’tis the season for hanging out with people of diverse political opinions. Inevitably, the topic of Ferguson, Eric Garner, and the ongoing protests against racist police violence comes up, and you may find yourself forced to explain institutionalized racism to a conservative relative. 

For many activists, these past few weeks have been rough. From Thanksgiving to holiday get togethers, ’tis the season for hanging out with people of diverse political opinions. Inevitably, the topic of Ferguson, Eric ...

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