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Archive for Month: June 2016

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Is White Rage Driving Our Racial Divide?

By Pamela Newkirk June 22, 2016 Pamela Newkirk is a professor of journalism at New York University and the author of “Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga.” The virulent backlash against President Obama’s 2008 election set the stage for this year’s presidential campaign, in which Muslims, Mexicans and other marginalized groups have […]

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The Unconscionable Abandonment of Rural America

Americans who can barely keep their heads above water economically often blame housing. Costs are rising all over the country, and have skyrocketed in major coastal cities. One in four Americans use half their pay on housing, and even people quite high up the income ladder often live paycheck to […]