Stop. On Thugs and Rioters and Human Beings

It might feel like the right thing to do to call oppressed Black youth “thugs and rioters” because of the open wrongs you see. It might feel like the right thing to do to call those who detest the detestable actions of burning, looting, and destroying “ignorant of the cause.”
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American Muslims and the Trauma of Anti Muslim Bigotry

By Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad In Aug 2011, Associated Press journalists Chris Hawley, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Matt Apuzzo began publishing a series of detailed reports exposing a decades long secret...
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At Odds with History: American Narratives of Torture and Human Rights in Wake of the ‘Torture Report’

By Dr Maha Hilal   Last week, the Senate Select Committee Intelligence released a report on the detention and interrogations programs that were run by the CIA post 9/11. The long awaited report...