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  • Two Years After the Uprising, Black Women's Experiences of Policing in Baltimore Still Under the Radar

    By Andrea J. Ritchie, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Protesters march after the trial of Officer William Porter, one of six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, ended in a hung jury in Baltimore, Dec. 16, 2015. Black female victims of police violence, like Mya Hall -- killed two weeks before Freddie Gray -- tend to garner less attention and visible activism than their male counterparts. (Photo: Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times)Protesters march after the trial of Officer William Porter, one of six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, ended in a hung jury in Baltimore, December 16, 2015. Black female victims of police violence, like Mya Hall -- killed two weeks before Freddie Gray -- tend to garner less attention and visible activism than their male counterparts. (Photo: Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times)

    Two years after the Baltimore Uprising in response to Freddie Gray's killing, Black women are still invisible in the conversation about policing in Baltimore and beyond. It's time for local policymakers and activists to take a more expansive vision of police reform to address women's experiences, even as the Department of Justice pulls back from oversight of local police departments.

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  • Historical Amnesia and the Burden of the Euro-American Past in the Age of Trump

    Historical Amnesia and the Burden of the Euro-American Past in the Age of Trump

    By Westenley Alcenat, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Many in the US today like to believe that Trump is an aberration from American values, but an honest reading of US history tells a different tale. Trump and his supporters have given us a look behind the curtain of civility and color blindness that tried to mask the systemic and ongoing wrongs of centuries of ingrained racism.

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  • The Sanctuary Movement and Women's Rights: Sister Struggles

    The Sanctuary Movement and Women's Rights: Sister Struggles

    By Miriam Ticktin, Truthout | Op-Ed

    The sharing of strategies is a first step in recognizing that in fact, these two movements -- both reinvigorated by Trump's election -- should be explicitly joined: The push for women's rights must also be a push for sanctuary. If we do not think about them together, we risk not adequately addressing important forms of discrimination and exclusion.

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