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Vesla Weaver
Robert Stepto
Crystal Feimster
Edward Rugemer

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The tragic murders of nine African American people in the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC sparked outrage and the...

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“An Interview with Claudia Rankine” Claire Schwartz, (PhD candidate in American and African American Studies)–Triquarterly

 “Race, Truth and Our Two Realities”
Christopher Lebron, Philosophy–New York Times

“Lynching by Any Other Name”
Christopher Lebron, Philosophy–Boston Review

“Race and State in City Police Spending Growth: 1980 to 2010”
Robert Vargas and Philip McHarris (PhD candidate in Sociology and …

“At Yale, a Right That Doesn’t Outweigh a Wrong”
Glenda Gilmore, History–New York Times

“Freetown Masks”
Wills Glasspiegel (PhD candidate in American and African American Studies)–OkayAfrica

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