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When people envision a future in art most often it’s seen through a white lens. Only 8% of the 100 top grossing sci-fi and fantasy films featured a protagonist of color. Half the time the protagonist was Will Smith. The future looks different, if you look at it through the lens of black experiences. But

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Recent history has brought incredible progress for the LGBTQ community in the form of this map “…Total victory for the advocates of same sex marriage..” But lesser known is this map over here – where things get tricky. “So does becoming a business owner mean you have to check your convictions at the door?” “Right

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Old TV shows made it seem really easy to appeal to the Supreme Court. Like when this lady wanted to fight her speeding ticket. Or on Gilligan’s Island, when Thurston Howell is locked in a bamboo jail and he says, But even though they make it sound like a right, nobody is entitled to an

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Joshua Oppenheimer: There was this weird opportunity to do something unprecedented in the history of nonfiction film. To confront a perpetrator while the perpetrator still holds a monopoly on power. Joe Posner (Vox): This is Joshua Oppenheimer His two films are the most frightening, and moving I have ever seen. They’re essentially a series of

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I think most Americans believe that after you commit a crime and pay your debt to society, the punishment ends. You have the chance to rebuild your life and get a fresh start. But the reality is much harsher. We punish people with criminal records long after they’ve paid their debt to society. And we

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There’s a problem with Neil Gorsuch’s nomination for the Supreme Court, and it’s actually not Neil Gorsuch. He is, by all accounts, a brilliant jurist and a kind man. But he is an extremely conservative judge at a moment when an extremely conservative judge makes a mockery of the popular will. Look, this is a

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– What’s the deal (mellow music) with privacy policies? We’ve all received a bunch of them lately because of the new GDPR privacy regulation in Europe, but what am I supposed to do with all this info? How do I even begin to process this thing? Privacy policies are legal documents that are designed to

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這些是來自中國西部沙漠地區的衛星圖像。 仔細觀察,你會看到這些巨大的建築複合體正在建設。 從天上看下來,它們看起來像工廠甚至是學校。 但仔細看看會發現:這條線是這個建築複合體的圍牆。 而這些陰影呢? 它們是瞭望塔的陰影。 這個建體不是學校或工廠。 這是一個集中營。 在這些集中營內,中國政府拘留著多達100萬的維吾爾族人, 維吾爾族是中國境內主要的穆斯林少數民族。 中國並不希望世界知道這件事。 但這些集中營的故事,也是我們如何知道這些事的故事,以及中國如何努力的掩蓋他們。 當我們開始展開記錄這些再教育中心, 中國政府立刻開始刪除我們找到的資料。 維吾爾族人主要居住在中國西北邊的新疆省。 比起北京,他們更接近吉爾吉斯和烏茲別克的首都比。 而在文化上比起中國的漢族文化,維吾爾族人與突厥族更相近些。 維吾爾語講突厥語。他們的文化是不同的。 他們有獨特的音樂風格,並有著悠久且獨特的歷史。 這是Vox的記者Sigal Samuel。 我報導在中國的維吾爾族危機在大約有一年了。 中國幾十年來一直關注著維吾爾分離主義的可能性。 維吾爾族在上個世紀其實有兩個時期擁有獨立國家。 在1933年他們在喀什建立了東突厥斯坦伊斯蘭共和國。 但不到一年之後,在馬家軍軍閥馬仲英的攻擊下解體。 然後,在1944年,在蘇聯的推波助瀾下建立了東突厥斯坦共和國。 但當中國在1949年赤化後,蘇聯背叛了東突厥斯坦共和國 並協助中國再次佔領新疆地區。 對中國而言新疆地區如此重要是因為它擁有豐富的能源資源。 而隨著中國經濟的增長,對於能源的需求也增長。 今日新疆佔了近40%中國的煤炭儲量。 約莫20%的石油和天然氣。 也佔了20%風能潛力。 中國需要資源,需要能源, 這些東西都在新疆地區。 也是維吾爾族人居住的地方。 所以中國想要完全掌控這個區域。 早在1950年代,中國就有了稀釋潛於維吾爾族人間反叛主義的機會 因此開始鼓勵中國漢人遷移居到新疆。 它奏效了。 1945年,維吾爾人佔人口的80%以上,而漢族人口僅為6%。 到2008年,新疆維吾爾族人比例為46%漢族人口占39%。 但多年來,隨著新疆在經濟上的成長,維吾爾人被拋在後面, 他們主要從事低工資的農業工作而漢族則持有高薪工作。 最後,在2009年,一場維吾爾族抗議中國政府與漢人歧視抗議活動 爆發為暴力衝突。 “血腥的暴動爆發,民族爆發維吾爾穆斯林反對占主導地位的漢族人。“ 最嚴重的騷亂發生在省內烏魯木齊的首都。 在事件中大約有200人喪生以及數百人受傷。 這是一個轉捩點。 在這場血腥衝突之後,中國人開始使用更強硬的手段瓦解維吾爾人。 2013年,新疆對於中國的重要性又更加提升。 中國推出了“一帶一路”倡議,一項數萬億美元的投資 像光纜,火車線,和天然氣管道等,

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The people of Hong Kong are out in the streets. Hundreds of thousands are demonstrating againsta deeply unpopular bill. But this is about a whole lot more than a bill. It’s about the status of Hong Kongand the power China has over it. It’s a fight to preserve the freedoms peoplehave here. And it all

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