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Two-Minute Video Proves Reverse Racism to Be a “Giant Lie”

“Racism works on an individual and societal level.”

The #BlackLivesMatter movement has angered segments of the white population in America who claim its a prime example of reverse racism. Some have even gone so far as to promote #AllLivesMatter on social media and rip the word “black” off #BlackLivesMatter protest signs. According to Petula Dvorak of The Washington Post, they’re missing the point...by far. “‘All Lives Matter’ or ‘Lives Matter’ is the opposite of colorblind. It is not about racial harmony. It is not a clever call-out on reverse discrimination. It is not a way to give other groups equal importance. It tries to erase one of this country’s most pernicious and persistent shortcomings: its ugly racism.”

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A New Book Teaches Students That #BlackLivesMatter

And it’s stirring up controversy in some conservative circles.

A Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in December 2014. Via Flickr user Fibonacci Blue

Duchess Harris teaches American Studies at Macalester College, a small and selective school in St. Paul, Minnesota. Still, she’s noticed that many of her first year students simply don’t show up prepared for class.

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Here’s How Ferguson’s New Municipal Judge Is Helping Heal His Community

Just months into his appointment, Judge Donald McCullin is withdrawing warrants, reissuing driver’s licenses, and rebuilding trust by overhauling a trouble justice system.

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It’s a series of moves likely to raise eyebrows, but for residents of Ferguson, Missouri, it could be an important step down a path of healing for the embattled community. This week Donald McCullin, the city's recently-appointed municipal judge, announced he would be withdrawing all warrants issued before December 31, 2014. He would also go about rescheduling existing court dates, and restructuring potential penalties, such as fines and community service.

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Activists Remind High-End NYC Diners That “Black Lives Matter”

Members of the “Never 21” protest group surprised patrons at one of Manhattan’s poshest restaurants.

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Protesters with a group called Never 21 invaded the 21 Club—a high-end Manhattan restaurant once frequented by the likes of John F. Kennedy, Frank Sinatra and Ernest Hemingway—with dessert menus that listed the names of young black boys who were killed by police violence last Friday. Dressed up as waiters, the Never 21 activists visited each table with a menu that bore the names of Kimani Grey (16 years old), Cameron Tillman (14 years old), and Tamir Rice (12 years old), among others. They also hung up signs outside the club spelling out the words “Black Lives Matter”. In a previous action, Never 21 highjacked the display-window of a Forever 21 store by dressing all the mannequins in Black Lives Matter t-shirts.

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