The Absolute Emptiness of ‘MAGA’ and ‘Black Lives Matter’
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The Absolute Emptiness of ‘MAGA’ and ‘Black Lives Matter’

A tourist holds a “Make America Great Again” hat outside the White House, August 2, 2018. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) The disconnect between the two most powerful slogans in our politics and what little substance they hide is not just demoralizing, but dangerous. The two most powerful political slogans of our era are “Make America Great Again”, […]

WNBA players want Sen. Kelly Loeffler removed from ownership for opposing Black Lives Matter
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WNBA players want Sen. Kelly Loeffler removed from ownership for opposing Black Lives Matter

Candace Parker put it plainly during an appearance Tuesday night on TNT: “There’s no place in the league for her.” The Sparks star was referencing Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Georgia), the co-owner of the Atlanta Dream WNBA franchise, and her opposition to the league’s desire to promote social justice causes this season by displaying “Black Lives […]

Poll: 70 Percent of Americans Think ‘Black Lives Matter’ Has Not Improved Race Relations
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Poll: 70 Percent of Americans Think ‘Black Lives Matter’ Has Not Improved Race Relations

Demonstrators lock arms inside of an area being called the “City Hall Autonomous Zone” established to protest the New York Police Department in support of “Black Lives Matter” near City Hall in New York, N.Y., July 1, 2020. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) A majority of Americans believe the Black Lives Matter movement has not improved race relations, […]

How Black Lives Matter fits into the long history of American radicalism
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How Black Lives Matter fits into the long history of American radicalism

Black Lives Matter was created in 2013 by three Black women — Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi — in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman. Over the last seven years, it has evolved into something much bigger: a broad multiethnic liberation movement focused on criminal justice reform, racist policing, […]

Individual Actions Matter
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Individual Actions Matter

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.) waits for the start of the NASCAR Cup series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Jun 14, 2020. (Wilfredo Lee/USA TODAY via Reuters) On the menu today: An update from my reader who is the head of research for a top-ten U.S. hospital, some really intriguing rumors about retirements […]

The effect of Black Lives Matter protests on coronavirus cases, explained
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The effect of Black Lives Matter protests on coronavirus cases, explained

As the Black Lives Matter protests against systemic racism and police brutality picked up in late May and early June, public health experts acknowledged there was a risk the large demonstrations could lead to a rise in coronavirus cases. Nearly a month later, Covid-19 diagnoses are climbing, hitting an all-time high on Thursday, with the […]