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In my most recent popularist missive, I encouraged progressives to pay closer attention to Black public opinion and try to avoid tactics that are likely to alienate the African-American electorate.

Robbins says her marriage to a successful white man also comes up a lot. "As if I had any choice of who I fell in love with 26 years ago ... And as if that white man I married somehow by proxy made my brown skin less threatening to those around me."

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Laura Cathcart Robbins told a committee mom at her sons' private school she wanted to get more Black parents involved. "It's funny,” Robbins recalls the woman saying. "I don't really ever think of you as Black. I've always just seen you as one of us."

"My privilege doesn't keep me safe from the emotional, psychological and physical harm that is waiting for me the moment I turn on the news or walk out my front door," Robbins writes. "Couple that with the fact that I have Black sons in a country that seems to hate Black men."

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Black Friday 2021 TV deals: The best early sales from Walmart, Amazon, Samsung, Best Buy

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KARE 11 Investigates: New data shows mortgage approval gap persists even when Black applicants have similar qualifications as whites.

(3) At no point were Black leaders standing in front of schools prohibiting entrance or allowing students to be spat upon, yelled at or targeted. were they hosing people, lynching them, bombing churches or subjecting them to any other type of treachery. #AERABrownLecture 

(2) CRT is useful for understanding why history matters, and not revisionist history, but actual history. We should be able to teach about Brown in a way that explicitly names racism and white supremacy and its perpetrators. #AERABrownLecture 

Gov. Brown commuted the sentences of more than 70 people convicted of felonies while juveniles, but the action doesn't mean they are about to be released.

Officials in a Vermont town apologized and agreed to pay $50,000 to a Black motorist who was stopped by a police officer because of his race.


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To be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter. We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up.

BREAKING: Derek Chauvin has been convicted of the murder of George Floyd. For the first time in Minnesota state history, a white police officer has been held accountable for killing a Black man.

We got white people pissed off about wearing masks, egg mcmuffins and maple syrup. Meanwhile, in the past two weeks, six black men were found hanged in a tree, in a public space, yet the “authorities” claim all six as suicides...

Chadwick was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, per reports. During that time, he gave us Civil War, Marshall, Black Panther, Infinity War, Endgame, 21 Bridges and Da 5 Bloods. Lord only knows what he was going through on a daily basis.

Chadwick came to the White House to work with kids when he was playing Jackie Robinson. You could tell right away that he was blessed. To be young, gifted, and Black; to use that power to give them heroes to look up to; to do it all while in pain – what a use of his years.

"I can't breathe," a black man tells an Oklahoma City cop, "I don't care," the cop responds. Derrick Scott then died. He was 42.

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If you’re unbothered or mildly bothered by the 1st knee, but outraged by the 2nd, then, in my father’s words, you’re “more devoted to order than to justice.” And more passionate about an anthem that supposedly symbolizes freedom than you are about a Black man’s freedom to live.

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Real problem: realtors don't show black people all the properties they qualify for. Fake problem: calling the master bedroom the master bedroom. Fix the real problem, realtors.