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Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon: Fraternity Closed After Video of Racist Chant

Date: March 9, 2015 | Categories: News, News, Structural Racism,

Source: ABC News Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s national headquarters closed its chapter at the University of Oklahoma Sunday after a video emerged purportedly showing members of the chapter singing a racist chant. The video quickly gained visibility online. It was obtained and posted to Twitter by Unheard, which describes itself as “an alliance of black students organized for change within campus …

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Obama’s Police Reforms Ignore the Most Important Cause of Police Misconduct

Date: March 6, 2015 | Categories: News, News, Structural Racism,

Source: President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing has released a long list of reforms to American policing, some of which, including independent police prosecutions and dramatically scaling back the role of police in schools, are true advancements. However, there are also major pitfalls in the report’s reliance on procedural rather than substantive justice. Liberal police reforms of …

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These Eight Charts Show Why Racial Equality Is a Myth in America

Date: February 10, 2015 | Categories: News, News, Structural Racism,

Source: Published: May 22, 2014 Ta-Nehisi Coates’ cover story at The Atlantic, “The Case for Reparations,” published last night — and the subject of this week’s Moyers & Companyinterview — shows how dramatically the legacy of slavery and centuries of legalized and institutionalized racism have held back our country’s African-American population. In 2014, there still very much exists what in …