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Obama Says Civil Rights Efforts 'An Unfinished Project' Ahead Of Selma Anniversary

ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) – President Obama said Friday that his 50th anniversary address in Selma highlights the importance of educating a younger generation of Americans about civil rights strife and the “unfinished” racial issues still seen today in incidents such as Ferguson. 388 more words

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ONE RACE, ONE PEOPLE. IS IT TOO LATE TO STOP THE FALL INTO THE TRAPS OF POWER AND MONEY?

DESPITE NOTIONS TO THE CONTRARY, there is only one human race.  Our single race is independent of geographic origin, ethnicity, culture, color of skin or shape of eyes — we all share a single phenotype, the same or similar observable anatomical features and behavior. 235 more words

50 years ago: Mixed views about civil rights but support for Selma demonstrators

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By Andrew Kohut

When civil rights activists led a bloody protest march in Selma, Ala., on March 7, 1965, that is credited with helping to assure passage of the Voting Rights Act that year, civil rights was a top issue for the American public, but opinions about it were very mixed. 215 more words

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Poll: 4 out of 10 people say race relations worsened since Obama took office

As the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march and the events in Selma, Alabama, approaches, a new CNN/ORC poll’s findings would seem to suggest that the United States still has a long way to go to improve race relations. 199 more words

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Race Relations and Law Enforcement

Jason L. Riley
Editorial Board Member, Wall Street Journal

Jason L. Riley on Race Relations and Law Enforcement    Jason L. Riley is an editorial board member and a senior editorial page writer at the Wall Street Journal, where he writes on politics, economics, education, immigration, and race. 3,362 more words

07 Observations

Yes, Black America Fears the Police. Here’s Why.

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By Nikole Hannah-Jones

This story was co-published with Politico Magazine.

Last July 4, my family and I went to Long Island to celebrate the holiday with a friend and her family. 331 more words

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Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson

They only lasted minutes, but the images of the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, on television permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience. 841 more words

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