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The Need for a Truth and Reconciliation Process

The killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have sparked a national outcry to end the epidemic of police brutality ...

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Mayor and Council Step Back on Police Reform

While every major city and various small cities throughout the nation are crying out for justice and police reform, Portland ...

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Riveting and Inspiring

What a treat, then, to watch “Selma”—and by a treat, I mean that I was riveted and inspired, and that ...

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Torture Doesn’t Save Lives, It Costs Them

Thanks to the Senate’s report on CIA torture, Americans should now realize that there was nothing “enhanced” about the Bush ...

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Crack Cocaine’s Racist and Vile History

There have been incidents along our nation’s path that are outright disgusting and with racial animus. The internment of American ...

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When People Ask: ‘Why Do We March’

Few times in a nation’s history is the conscience of its citizens shocked and awakened – across racial, economic, generational ...

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Long Past Time to Repeal Second Amendment

What country fetishizes, lionizes, valorizes, idolizes, and sacralizes guns as much as does our United States? OK, possibly Mozambique--the only ...

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Saving a Prison Program for Mothers and Kids

The Family Preservation Program, located in Oregon's Coffee Creek Women's Correctional Facility, is scheduled to be shut down at the ...

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Racial Profiling: Fruit from a Poison Tree

As events have unfolded over the past weeks, I’ve struggled to put together the right words, because on some level ...

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Ferguson Anger comes Entirely from Valid Place

Shortly before Michael Brown’s fateful encounter with Ferguson cop Darren Wilson, I was appointed as a teaching assistant in a ...

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Immigration Action Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Undocumented workers aren’t the only ones who suffer because of our broken immigration system. Thousands of U.S. citizen children live ...

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A Path Forward in Prosecuting Ferguson Cop

On March 22, 1991, a visibly shaken and angered President George H.W. Bush said he was sickened and "outraged" by ...

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'Gone Girl' Dreadfully Disappoints

Is this a movie or an endurance test?

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Paying Heavily for their Political Failures

Dick Tuck, the legendary political prankster and wit, once ran for local office in San Francisco and lost. His concession ...

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Police, Brutality and the Prevalence of Racial Bias

What is community policing? In the wake of increased shootings in Ferguson and around the country, there has been a ...