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Michelle Alexander Talks Ending the War on Drugs on the Colbert Report

Civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander was on the Colbert Report last night to talk about her book, “The New Jim Crow.” Continue reading

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Coming Together to Stop Racism

By Wally McElwain, a Spring 2012 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Fifteen years ago, the Not In Our Town movement traveled across the country to document the ways in which communities confronted racism. Video crews filmed these solutions … Continue reading

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Ellis Cose and Rev. Al Sharpton Discuss Race and ‘The End of Anger’

Check out this short video of the Rev. Al Sharpton and Ellis Cose discussing Cose’s new book “The End of Anger,” which posits that some of the progress that a few black folks have made have caused black folks collectively to be a little less anger about racism Continue reading

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Fifty Years Later, Celebrating the Freedom Riders

By Aryeh Mellman, a Spring intern Fifty years ago, on May 4, 1961, 13 brave men and women traveled into the heart of the Deep South, from Washington, D.C., to Jackson, Miss., to test whether southern states were abiding by … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: A Nation Addresses Cyber-bullying; Remember the Rights of Women on Mothers’ Day; Freedom Riders Discuss Modern Racial Inequality

Together, Phoebe and Tyler alerted us to a crisis MSNBC The cases of Phoebe Prince, a 15 year old who committed suicide after experiencing extensive harassment at her high school in Massachusetts, and Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old college freshman whose … Continue reading

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