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Katrina 10: Social Justice and Climate Justice Movements Merge in New Orleans

Katrina 10: Social Justice and Climate Justice Movements Merge in New Orleans
Louisiana’s coast continues to erode at the rate of approximately one football field-sized piece of land every 39 minutes. And each day Club Desire is one day closer to disappearing. Such facts make Johnston’s fight to restore the club and turn it into a community center — and the voices that gathered in New Orleans to combat social and environmental injustice — more important than ever.
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The Lingering Effects of Racial Profiling: 'Ever Since I Was Seven, I Knew It's Not Good to Be Black.'

Being routinely stopped by police and searched for no apparent reason, or followed through a neighborhood only to be asked why they are there, are indignities the average white person will likely never suffer.
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Examining White Privilege and Mental Health in Middle Class Suburbia

As the unraced universal subject, white people are simply unaccustomed to being explicitly identified as white. For many, the tired colorblind party line of white privilege means that just talking about race is racist. Universal means normal, and even the most heinous white criminals (Gacy, Bundy, Dahmer, and the list goes on) are humanized by a back story of psychoanalysis, cable TV biopics, books, and pop culture reportage.
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Dissolving a Stain Painted by Henry Ford

Henry Ford, who founded the company in 1903 that bears his family name, was an anti-Semite. When asked in 1920 what the problem with major league baseball was, Ford summed it up in three words - “too much Jew.” At the time, fewer than two dozen Jews had ever played professional baseball during the previous four decades.
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Homeless Family Population Soars By 10% After Sandy

Thanks to Sandy, November saw the ranks of the homeless surge all along the East Coast, from North Carolina to Massachusetts. And despite massive relief efforts by every level of government and countless aid agencies, more than a week after the storm ended tens of thousands of families...
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