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I sincerely hope that it’s uncontroversial to say that the struggle at the centre of the Cold War was… political. [sirens go off] As somebody who lives in the relative safety of the West, it is often taken for granted that political arguments can be rather benign with some even seeing the political game as

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After 400 years of slavery, Jim Crow, segregation,… African-Americans are suing the US Department of Justice for reparations and damages. Let’s uh deliberate these facts. Now the Justice Department is against African-Americans. The amount could be in the several trillions of dollars. The United States does not look kindly upon individuals who do such acts.

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[Vida:] How are you feeling about the Flowers decision? [Abbe:] Well, I’m pleased, but not entirely surprised, based on what I read about the argument. It seemed as if there were five, maybe six Justices that were going the way of Curtis Flowers, how about you? – Well, as a Defense Attorney, and someone who

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johnson realized that if he wanted to be president of the united states he had to have a national base and he had to appeal to people in the north and the only way he could do that was by basically appealing on an issue of race %uh and appearing to be different from the

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Translator: Ellen Maloney Reviewer: Denise RQ I’ve been thinking about criminal justice reform, and I think you should be too. I’m Dan Satterberg, I’m the Prosecuting Attorney for King County, Washington, I’ve been a prosecutor for 30 years, and this is what I’ve learned: the criminal justice system doesn’t sit on an island all by

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Now, that may sound like a criticism of today’s race politics, but it was actually written 50 years ago by civil rights leader Bayard Rustin. Mr. Bayard Rustin! Bayard was Martin Luther King’s collaborator and the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. “And the right to vote, what do you say?” Years before

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– Good morning, everyone. I’m Alan Garber, the provost, and I’m here to welcome you to the second day of the Vision and Justice Convening. The event began yesterday as you all know, sessions of Radcliffe, which were very successful. And I am thrilled to see such a great crowd here today, despite the hour

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but what struck me as a graduate student was the similarities and parallels between the early nineteen sixties and the early eighteen sixties confrontation between north and south %uh over an issue involving race a confrontation between the national government in southern political leaders who were vowing massive resistance to national law federal troops being

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– I too am America. So reads the final line of a classic Langston Hughes poem. Those words, I too am America, also are inscribed in capital letters across a large interior wall at the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American history and culture. A truly magnificent public institution designed by the architect Sir David Adjaye

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