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We Always Judge From Where We Stand

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"When I had that debate with the aldermen about the proposed sagging pants ban in St. Louis, I was on the phone with my ward's representative. One of my arguments was that this law would be enforced along racial lines. I pointed to the fact that St. Louis arrests black people at 18 times the rate of white people for marijuana offenses despite similar rates of usage. He quickly countered that he knows white people who smoke marijuana, but they do it in the privacy of their own homes where no one can see them. "They're not out on their front porch doing it!" he cried. 


Obviously, he's making some pretty sweeping generalizations about who uses marijuana how, but let's go ahead and take him at his word for the sake of argument. White people smoke weed behind closed doors; black people do it on their front porches where they can be seen. The implication is that the white choice is the standard ("Sure, everyone does it, but these people do it the right way.") To then say that a deviation from that choice is substandard (and thus deserving of an arrest) ignores the inequality present in what gets read as a "criminal" act."

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‘Migration Is Beautiful’ Artist Favianna Rodriguez Talks Immigrant Rights and Art’s

‘Migration Is Beautiful’ Artist Favianna Rodriguez Talks Immigrant Rights and Art’s | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Meet powerhouse artist/activist Favianna Rodriguez — a leading voice in the movement of artists raising awareness about U.S. immigration issues. – I am OTHER"


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Ta-Nehisi Coates: race is the child of racism

Ta-Nehisi Coates: race is the child of racism | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

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Best words realating the connection between racism and idea of race.

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Sanders Tells TRNN he Supports a New Deal Federal Jobs Program

Sanders Tells TRNN he Supports a New Deal Federal Jobs Program | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
In an exclusive interview with TRNN, Bernie Sanders says if Clinton wins she will have to challenge the oligarchy to win over his supporters; Danny Glover joins and discusses the political revolution Sanders is calling for
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"All You Americans Are Fired"

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The H-2 guest worker program, which brought in 150,000 legal foreign workers last year, isn't supposed to deprive any American of
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7 Ways of 'Honoring' Other Cultures That Are Really Just Cultural Appropriation

7 Ways of 'Honoring' Other Cultures That Are Really Just Cultural Appropriation | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
These common gestures can have good intentions, but they cause more harm than good. If you're looking to appreciate another culture, make sure you're not actually appropriating it in one of these ways.
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What Whiteness History Month is NOT

PCC's "Whiteness History Month: Context, Consequences and Change" is a multidisciplinary, district-wide, educational project examining race and racis
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Salma Hayek has the best advice on the entire Donald Trump saga

Salma Hayek has the best advice on the entire Donald Trump saga | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Salma Hayek appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show recently where she was asked about Donald Trump. Her response was epic and is the question we should ask.
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Campus Demands

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Across the nation, students have risen up to demand an end to systemic and structural racism on campus. Here are their demands.
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Series of Animated Stories Revitalize Indigenous Languages in Mexico

Series of Animated Stories Revitalize Indigenous Languages in Mexico | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The project aims to promote pride, respect, and encourage the use of the indigenous languages of Mexico, through a series of animated stories narrated in these languages and subtitled in Spanish.
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Prison Without Punishment

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Germany allows inmates to wear their own clothes, cook their own meals, and have romantic visits. Could that work in the United States?
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Click the article, scroll down and look at the rolling numbers and the graphic.

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Donate to Antifas who stood up to KKK in Anaheim!

Donate to Antifas who stood up to KKK in Anaheim! | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Donate to the anti-fascists/anti-racists who put their lives on the line to stand up against white supremacy.
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Don't Celebrate Black History While Destroying Black Futures

Don't Celebrate Black History While Destroying Black Futures | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

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If you refuse to honor and help build Black Futures, you have no business celebrating Black History Month.


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Remarks by the President After Meeting with African American Civil Rights Leaders

President Obama delivers remarks after a meeting with African American Faith and Civil Rights leaders from the Roosevelt Room during Black History Month, February 18, 2016.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates: A Racial Turning Point? | All In | MSNBC

The Atlantic editor and the former RNC chair join Chris Hayes to share their reactions to the Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict NYPD office
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Lil’ Kim’s Lighter, Whiter Skin Is a Sad Indictment of Racism

Lil’ Kim’s Lighter, Whiter Skin Is a Sad Indictment of Racism | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Why has Lil’ Kim seemingly lightened her skin? Because of the absurd, but very present, social advantage for black people that comes with having lighter skin.
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Read BuzzFeed News's Award-Winning Series On Immigration Abuses

Read BuzzFeed News's Award-Winning Series On Immigration Abuses | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Last night the American Society of Magazine Editors honored BuzzFeed News with a prestigious Ellie award for best publi
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Ñ Don't Stop - Rahm Emanuel and Bernie in the Bronx

Published on Apr 4, 2016

Ñ Don't Stop had the opportunity to do an impromptu interview with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel after taking a flight together into New York City. He refused to talk to us when questioned about recent CPD murders and The Chicago Teachers Union strike. He said his reason was that he was with his family, yet we asked him what about Laquan McDonalds family? We also covered the Democratic Presidential Candidate, Bernie Sanders' historic visit to The South Bronx. We spoke to some of the people who attended, and question whether his campaign can lead to actual change in the poorest neighborhoods of the U.S.

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First Syrians arrive in US under surge resettlement program

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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The first Syrian family to be resettled in the U.S. under a speeded-up "surge operation" for refugees left Jordan on Wednesday and arrived in Kansas City, Missouri, to start a new life.
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Adding Up the Billions in Tax Dollars Paid by Undocumented Immigrants | Immigration Policy Center

Adding Up the Billions in Tax Dollars Paid by Undocumented Immigrants | Immigration Policy Center | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Often lost in political and policy debates about undocumented immigration is a simple yet crucial fact: undocumented immigrants pay taxes. Like everyone else in the United States, they pay sales taxes. They also pay property taxes—even if they rent.
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Library of Congress Will Stop Using 'Illegal' and 'Alien'

Library of Congress Will Stop Using 'Illegal' and 'Alien' | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A Dartmouth student group has successfully convinced administrators at the Library of Congress to stop using "illegal" and "alien."
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More progress. Remove dehumanizing language.

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Your story matters: Josefina Lopez at TEDxBoyleHeights 2014

Josefina fervently believes that to WRITE is how we become visible.

Tell your own story, be the protagonist of your life, otherwise, you will be invisible. Words matter, the pages you will write them in will take your pain away and elevate your presence!

Her Story and His story matter.

Josefina is an award winning playwright and screenwriter, independent film producer, and community theatre founder. Josefina has won several awards including a Gabriel García Márquez award from Mayor of Los Angeles in 2003. After having over 100 productions of her plays throughout the United States, Josefina López is one of today's preeminent Chicana writers.

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The author of "Real Women Have Curves" grew up undocumented. Here is her story. 

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The author of "Real Women Have Curves" grew up undocumented. Here is her story. 

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When Asylum-Seeking Women And Children Immigrants Are Welcomed Like Criminals

When Asylum-Seeking Women And Children Immigrants Are Welcomed Like Criminals | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, often fleeing violence, are put in detention centers. That was the best way to handle the influx at the time, says one Homeland official. Now, rules are changing.
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This Common Slang Term Is Actually an Anti-Irish Slur

This Common Slang Term Is Actually an Anti-Irish Slur | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
There are generally two camps of thought about where the term "paddy wagon" comes from, and both have to do with police encounters.

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I'm kind of surprised how many people don't seem to know this.
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A Chat With the Creators of 'White Flight,' The Hilarious Web Series You Should Be Watching

A Chat With the Creators of 'White Flight,' The Hilarious Web Series You Should Be Watching | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Matt Braunger and Kevin Avery's web series imagines America in 2042, when White people are the minority.
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14,000 protesters just showed Wisconsin what a day without Latinos is like

14,000 protesters just showed Wisconsin what a day without Latinos is like | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Thousands of Latinos descended onto the state's capitol to protest two bills they deem "anti-immigrant."
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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution | Documentary about Black Panther Party | Independent Lens | PBS

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution | Documentary about Black Panther Party | Independent Lens | PBS | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Stanley Nelson tells the story of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, which sought to transform a system of racial oppression.
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