I had thought that as a "good" progressive and a "woke" Black person, I could see Keith Lamont Scott's complexity without blinders and bias. But what I realize now is that state violence goes so deep, it may take my lifetime—and certainly longer than Scott's—to excavate it.
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“We want President Obama, in the little time he has left, to hear us. We want to let him know of the contributions of immigrants. They treat us like criminals, but we are not criminals,” said Adriana Cazorla, a participant in Friday's action.
Though Democrats dominate Rhode Island’s legislature, the state has seen many attacks on abortion access and received a failing grade from reproductive rights advocates NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Ojibwe and non-Natives alike, rich and poor, Democrats and Republicans, are all governed by the great leveler—nature. If we befoul our water, we poison ourselves.
Trump went on to highlight the main components of his child-care plan, including his pitch to create “a crucial safety net for working mothers whose employers do not provide paid maternity leave” by providing "six weeks of paid maternity leave to any mother with a newborn child."
Many of the states that have imposed voting restrictions since 2010 are the same states that had the highest turnout of Black voters in the 2008 election and highest rates of Latino population growth between 2000 and 2010.