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Chris Christie Almost Delivers Nonpartisan Christmas Message

Chris Christie Almost Delivers Nonpartisan Christmas Message
Appearing on NJTV's with Steve Abubato last night, Governor Chris Christie answered one question in particular without the usual partisan cheapshot. It was refreshing to hear the Governor speak without the audacious and vilifying tone that most in the state have grown tired of.
The answer was in response to a question posed (10:35 mark) by Mr. Abubato in regards to comments made by partisans suggesting prominent activists have created an environment that encourages and prop
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RNC Celebrates the End of Racism with Rosa Parks Tweet

RNC Celebrates the End of Racism with Rosa Parks Tweet
Much to the surprise of people of color everywhere, racism is dead — and even more surprisingly, the Republican National Committee was the first organization to break the news. It may have come from an ill-worded tweet, but the lack of understanding certainly says quite a bit about the GOP's awareness.
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Murder Rate Among Black Youth Down 82 Percent in Last 20 Years

Murder Rate Among Black Youth Down 82 Percent in Last 20 Years
For nearly all serious and minor offenses, including homicide, rates among black teenagers nationally were lower in 2011 than when racial statistics were first collected nationally in 1964. Black youths’ murder arrest rates are considerably lower today than back when Bill Cosby was funny.
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Limbaugh: 'If Any Race Of People Should Not Have Guilt About Slavery, It's Caucasians'

"White guilt is not solving anything. A little history lesson for you. If any race of people should not have guilt about slavery, it's Caucasians. The white race has probably had fewer slaves and for a briefer period of time than any other in the history of the world."
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Trayvon's Law: Protecting Black Americans

Trayvon's Law: Protecting Black Americans
Megan's Laws and the AMBER Alert system have helped save the lives of thousands of children across America, but are new laws needed to redefine self-defense? Require law enforcement officials to learn about the inaccurate snap judgments that disproportionately lead to the shooting and killing unarmed men of color? If Trayvon's case was about the law, what does the law say about us?
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Sabrina Joy Stevens
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America's Governors Reveal Remarkable Lack of Diversity

America's Governors Reveal Remarkable Lack of Diversity
88 percent of governors (about every nine out of ten) in the United States are male, and another 88 percent are white. America is a very diverse place. Its governors, on the other hand...not so much.
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GOP Struggles With Image Over Race

It was quite a cast of speakers taking the stage at the Republican National Convention’s penultimate night. Never mind the GOP’s newly anointed savior prince Paul Ryan, but of far greater importance were former Secretary of State Condileeza Rice, Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuno and New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez. They, among others, comprised a row of non-white faces streaming before a mostly white (read: almost exclusively white) audience.
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Stereotyping the White Working Class

Democrats cannot do better among working-class whites if they envision them as a uniform group that thinks and feels the same way everywhere, as the political pros quite often do. That is, an overwhelmingly middle-class and upper-class set of politicians, operatives, and pundits appear to have so little direct experience of working-class people of any color that they consistently fall into stereotyping that clouds their vision and often insults the voters they are trying to persuade.
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