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Texas A&M Coach Kevin Sumlin 'proud' school canceled 'White Lives Matter' event 21.8.2017 Washington Post
Texas A&M Coach Kevin Sumlin 'proud' school canceled 'White Lives Matter' event
To fight bigotry and hate, don’t muzzle it. There’s a better way. 21.8.2017 Washington Post
The message of the white supremacists, neo-Nazis, racists and bigots may be vile. But in America, they get to say it. And letting them do so might be the smartest way to fight back.
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The eclipse capital of the U.S. is over the moon for Monday's solar event 21.8.2017 Washington Post
Residents of Carbondale, Ill., are incredulous at their cosmic good fortune — they really needed these eclipses.
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Insider Q&A: General Motors learning the rental business 20.8.2017 AP Business
DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors Co. started its car-sharing service, Maven, just over a year ago, placing Chevrolets and Cadillacs in New York apartment buildings for occupants to rent....
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Hundreds march against racism at Washington State Univ 20.8.2017 AP Washington
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Several hundred people marched across the Washington State University campus to denounce racism....
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Building a Campus Antifascist Network 20.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Antifa protesters link arms as they demonstrate at a rally on June 4, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. (Photo: Natalie Behring / Getty Images) Ready to make a difference? Help Truthout provide a platform for exposing injustice and inspiring action. Click here to make a one-time or monthly donation. Given that college campuses have been central to activism by the so-called alt-right, is it time for a campus-based countermovement? Scholars behind the proposed Campus Antifascist Network, or CAN, think so. "The election of Donald Trump has emboldened fascist and white nationalist groups nationwide, on campus and off, and their recent upsurge requires antifascists to take up the call to action once again," reads an invitation to join the group, posted on social media this week by David Palumbo-Liu, the Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor and professor of comparative literature at Stanford University. "As we wrote this letter," it says, "hundreds of torch-bearing white supremacists were marching on the campus of ...
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Students accused of sexual assault deserve to vigorously defend themselves 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The Times previously expressed concern about the fairness of campus sexual assault adjudications. A July 2015 editorial argued that the rights of accused students “cannot be sacrificed to make their accusers feel comfortable.”

Since that editorial appeared, 42 colleges and universities...

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Want to show bigots you oppose them? Don't show up to their protests 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: I fully agree with your position that we must respect free speech, however heinous it might be. I also think we should make sure that members of the law enforcement community are adequately prepared when they know a hate group is descending on them. (“Hate speech is loathsome, but...

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The Untold Stories of Women in the 1967 Detroit Rebellion and Its Aftermath 20.8.2017 Truthout.com
The movie " Detroit ," which tells the story of the 1967 Detroit rebellion, has received mixed reviews since its release. Some praised the film for tackling a complex, little-known story, while others criticized it for its representation of the the city, the historical events and actors involved. In many respects, the film is limited, with the voices and perspectives of women and girls lacking . I moved to Michigan in the fall of 2013 to begin teaching theater for social change and performance studies at Michigan State University. As a Chicago native, I knew little about the history of Michigan and Detroit. I began researching the 1967 Detroit rebellion to answer my own questions about what had happened. When I began to review the wealth of materials found in oral history collections and newspaper archives, I was struck by the lack of any sort of perspectives from the women and girls who witnessed and participated in the uprising. In photo after photo, women and girls appear alongside men and boys. Of ...
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Instead of taxes, Colorado gets fees: How lawmakers learned to dodge the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights 20.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
After 25 years of TABOR, policymakers on both sides of the aisle say Colorado government finance has become an increasingly complicated exercise in sidestepping constitutional restraints on spending.
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Some Liberty University Grads Are Returning Their Diplomas To Protest Trump 20.8.2017 NPR News
A group of alumni from one of the nation's most influential evangelical Christian universities is condemning their school's president for his continued alignment with President Trump.
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In Turkey, Schools Will Stop Teaching Evolution This Fall 20.8.2017 NPR Health Science
When Turkish children head back to school, something will be missing from their textbooks: any mention of evolution. The government is phasing in what it calls a values-based curriculum.
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South African Minister resigns over women assault claims 20.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
Pretoria [South Africa], August 20 : South African Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana has resigned amid claims that he physically assaulted two women after an argument at a Johannesburg nightclub last weekend.
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Dick Gregory, who rose from poverty to become a groundbreaking comedian and civil rights activist, dies at 84 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Dick Gregory, who became the first black stand-up comic to break the color barrier in major nightclubs in the early 1960s, a decade in which he satirized segregation and race relations in his act and launched his lifetime commitment to civil rights and other social justice issues, died Saturday....

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Dick Gregory, groundbreaking comedian and activist who ran for Chicago mayor, dies at 84 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Dick Gregory, who became the first black stand-up comic to break the color barrier in major nightclubs in the early 1960s, a decade in which he satirized segregation and race relations in his act and launched his lifetime commitment to civil rights and other social justice issues, died Saturday....

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The road to hate: For six young men, Charlottesville is only the beginning 20.8.2017 Washington Post
Last weekend’s Unite the Right rally, which ended with one dead and dozens injured, was a collection of virtually every kind of white nationalist the U.S. has ever known — KKK, skinheads and neo-Nazis. Amid them were young men who appeared clean-cut and unashamed. Who were they? And what in their relatively short lives had so aggrieved them that they felt compelled to drive across the country for a rally?
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Colleges grappling with balancing free speech, campus safety 20.8.2017 AP Top News
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- When Carl Valentine dropped off his daughter at the University of Virginia, he had some important advice for the college freshman: Don't forget that you are a minority....
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Charlottesville violence prompts black U-Va. athletes to reflect on their experience 20.8.2017 Washington Post
Charlottesville violence prompts black U-Va. athletes to reflect on their experience
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Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue 20.8.2017 AP Top News
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy....
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Duke University removes statue of Robert E. Lee 19.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday, days after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy.

The university said it removed the carved limestone likeness early Saturday morning from Duke Chapel, where it stood among 10 historical...

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