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Trump is using Twitter to manipulate the country. Here’s how to stop falling for it

Trump is using Twitter to manipulate the country. Here’s how to stop falling for it | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
Trump uses a salesman’s bag of old tricks to turn social media followers, including the media, into puppets. Focusing helps.
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The Troubling Reason the Electoral College Exists

The Troubling Reason the Electoral College Exists | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
The Founding Fathers had something particular in mind when they set up the U.S. presidential election system: slavery
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Pinpointing Racial Discrimination by Government Officials

Pinpointing Racial Discrimination by Government Officials | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
A new economic study finds evidence of racial discrimination by government workers when they receive emails that appear to come from African-Americans.
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White People Explain Why They Feel Oppressed

White People Explain Why They Feel Oppressed | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
I just didn't understand how so many white people in American could believe that they are the primary victims of racism. So, I asked some white folks about it to find out why.
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Is This the End of Democracy As We Know It? Yes — and It's a Good Thing

Is This the End of Democracy As We Know It? Yes — and It's a Good Thing | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
Parag Khanna’s new book, Technocracy in America, argues that we should take a page from Singapore. 
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A Supreme Case of Contempt

A Supreme Case of Contempt | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
A hundred years later, <i>United States v. Shipp</i> has faded into the haze of precedent and history, but le&#173;gal historians say its impact remains undiminished. <i>Shipp</i> has been cited as
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The American Dream Is Killing Us

The American Dream Is Killing Us | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
The question is how well we will adapt and mature to this new reality. Will we accept it and modify our ethos to match the 21st century?
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Why the Nazis studied American race laws for inspiration

Why the Nazis studied American race laws for inspiration | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.
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For Black America, Absolute Love of Country Is Impossible

For Black America, Absolute Love of Country Is Impossible | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
I can’t recall a single public protest against American racism that wasn’t criticized as unnecessary, poorly executed, or outright un-American. That knee-jerk opposition—that unwillingness to engage in the issue, while criticizing the action of resistance—always proves the legitimacy of the complaint.
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Sovereign law made Cliven Bundy a "patriot" but Korryn Gaines "crazy"

Sovereign law made Cliven Bundy a "patriot" but Korryn Gaines "crazy" | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
An explainer on the controversial beliefs Gaines may have held.
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James Baldwin: The World is White No Longer

James Baldwin: The World is White No Longer | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster.
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Why Are White People So Pessimistic About The Economy?

Why Are White People So Pessimistic About The Economy? | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
This is In Real Terms, a column analyzing the week in economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns? Email me, or drop a note in the comments. A…
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What Is Stoicism? A Definition & 3 Stoic Exercises To Get You Started

What Is Stoicism? A Definition & 3 Stoic Exercises To Get You Started | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
For those of us who live our lives in the real world, there is one branch of philosophy created just for us: Stoicism. A brief synopsis and definition on this particular school of Hellenistic philo…
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There Are No Successful Black Nations

There Are No Successful Black Nations | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
And the indignity and helplessness of blacks in America won’t end until we have a first-world African nation to lift up our people.
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The FBI’s New U.S. Terrorist Threat: ‘Black Identity Extremists’

The FBI’s New U.S. Terrorist Threat: ‘Black Identity Extremists’ | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
The FBI’s New U.S. Terrorist Threat: ‘Black Identity Extremists’ « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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The First White President

The First White President | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.
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A philosopher’s 350-year-old trick to get people to change their minds is now backed up by psychologists

A philosopher’s 350-year-old trick to get people to change their minds is now backed up by psychologists | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
The 17th century philosopher Blaise Pascal is perhaps best known for Pascal’s Wager which, in the first formal use of decision theory, argued that believing in God is the most pragmatic decision. But it seems the French thinker also had a knack for psychology. As Brain Pickings points out, Pascal set out the most effectiv
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The Jane Jacobs Guide to the Trump Presidency

The Jane Jacobs Guide to the Trump Presidency | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
Ever prescient, her final book outlined a coming dark age—and how to get through it.
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The Easter Sunday massacre in Colfax, Louisiana, and the awful Supreme Court decision that followed

The Easter Sunday massacre in Colfax, Louisiana, and the awful Supreme Court decision that followed | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
When Christians think of the meaning of Easter Sunday, it symbolizes resurrection and hope. When I think of Easter Sunday in the black community, I think of all the ladies in their wonderful hats heading off to church. However, I don’t ever forge
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26 Of The Most Important Articles By People Of Color In 2016

26 Of The Most Important Articles By People Of Color In 2016 | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
Required reading.
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‘Only White People,’ Said the Little Girl

‘Only White People,’ Said the Little Girl | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
I have to model for my children ways for them to confront racism with dignity.
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Colin Kaepernick Is No Hypocrite

Colin Kaepernick Is No Hypocrite | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
The San Francisco quarterback has been attacked for refusing to stand for the Star Spangled Banner—and for daring to criticize the system in which he thrived.
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The Average Black Family Would Need 228 Years to Build the Wealth of a White Family Today

The Average Black Family Would Need 228 Years to Build the Wealth of a White Family Today | Politics and Society | Scoop.it
If current economic trends continue, the average black household will need 228 years to accumulate as much wealth as their white counterparts hold today. For the average Latino family, it will take 84 years.
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What Does “Kafkaesque” Really Mean? A Short Animated Video Explains

What Does “Kafkaesque” Really Mean? A Short Animated Video Explains | Politics and Society | Scoop.it

We derive adjectives from great writers’ names meant to encapsulate entire philosophies or modes of expression. We have the Homeric, the Shakespearean, the Joycean, etc.
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