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Jose Padua: A Slightly Hard-Boiled History of my Life as it Moves Slowly away from Cities

It was the summer of 1996. I’d just gotten the money from my discrimination settlement, so Heather and I celebrated by meeting in the great city of Chicago when her … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Linked to Rise in Homicides, Extreme Racial Bias

Task force co-chair: “The more you look at them, the more problems you find.” States that have enacted “Stand Your Ground” laws have seen an increase in homicide rates and … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gail Langstroth: Muzungu, Muzungu!

Muzungu, Muzungu!  Children scream as they touch my white skin and run. Muzungu, Muzungu!  December, 2012, I am in Nakuusi, Uganda, a small African village, population 180. Early each morning … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 5 Comments

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