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Remembering Kalief Browder means bringing forth talks of prison abolition

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Three years after Kalief Browder took his life following the traumatic experience of being detained for 1,120 days in Riker’s Island jail, with more than 800 of them in solitary confinement, we need to move towards prison abolition.

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Starbucks’ Bias Training and the Costs to Protect a Brand | Think Piece

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A lesson in making human decency company policy.

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Prejudiced, Hateful and Degreed: PhDs, racial dissonance, and the culture of indifference in academia | Think Piece

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Having a Ph.D. doesn’t make you immune from racism, it just means you have the logic and diction to justify it.

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Black Yale grad student records police interrogation for napping in a common dormitory room

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A Black graduate student fell asleep in the common area of her dormitory. She awoke to a racially charged encounter, but invoked a promise she made to herself after seeing what happened to motorist Sandra Bland years before in a Texas traffic stop.

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Years-long campaign victorious in removal of Central Park statue of slave owning scientist

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New York City’s Design Commission approved the removal of the statue of James Marion Sims located in Central Park

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Black men awaiting business meeting at Starbucks arrested for trespassing

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Protests and talks of boycotts ensue as Starbucks offers an apology while investigating incident

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Republican senator comes under fire after “Swahili” reference during Facebook hearings

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John Kennedy: “I have nothing to apologize for.”

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UAlbany alumna creates website to support Black girls who are first-generation college students

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Monica N. Britton is quick to acknowledge the love and encouragement she received from her parents during her years as an undergraduate student at the University at Albany.

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