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The hard truth about Terence Crutcher and Tulsa: What kind of white person do you want to be?

The killing of yet another unarmed black man by police shows little will change until White America joins the fight<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>September 21, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>If America were a song, the killing of unarmed black people by the police would be a standard chord progression or rhythm, the sort of …

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Democratic debate: Clinton, Sanders spar over fracking, gun control, trade and jobs

FLINT, Mich. — Sunday night’s Democratic presidential debate here focused heavily on the lead crisis in this majority African American city, as well as differences between the candidates on issues of trade, jobs, guns and fracking.<p>There were also points of agreement on policy – former secretary of …

Ignoring Stuff Is Good for Your Memory

If I say a random string of numbers out loud, say 1593657292759381380473, how many of these numbers do you think you will be able to immediately …

World’s largest study on same-sex parents finds kids are healthier and happier than peers

<b>(Galina Barskaya/Shutterstock)</b><p>Children raised by gay parents are doing just as well, if not better, than the general population<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>July 6, 2014 7:02pm (UTC)<p>A cross-sectional study of children raised by gay couples, the largest of its kind, found that the kids are all right -- and are, by …

The peril of hipster economics

On May 16, an artist, a railway service and a government agency spent $291,978 to block poverty from the public eye.<p>Called psychylustro, German artist Katharina Grosse's project is a large-scale work designed to distract Amtrak train riders from the dilapidated buildings and fallen factories of …

A Majority Of Students Entering School This Year Are Minorities, But Most Teachers Are Still White

A majority of the public school students heading back to school this September aren't white. But the teachers leading their classrooms are still overwhelmingly so.<p>This year marks a milestone for U.S. public schools in that it is the first time a majority of students will come from minority groups. …

From A Life Term To Life On The Outside: When Aging Felons Are Freed

When Karriem Saleem El-Amin went to prison in 1971 for the murder of Baltimore grocer David Lermer during a robbery, he was an 18-year-old killer named William Collins.<p>In 2013, El-Amin left prison after serving 42 years, 3 months and 3 days. Today, he is 60 years old, back in the city of his youth, …

If Your Grandma Gave You Savings Bonds for Your Birthdays, You Just Might Be White

How’s this for a shock­ing stat­ist­ic: Al­most 40 per­cent of Afric­an-Amer­ic­ans and more than one-third of Lati­nos have no fin­an­cial as­sets …

Haas&Hahn: How painting can transform communities

Dave Troy: Social maps that reveal a city's intersections — and separations

The Many Causes of America’s Decline in Crime

A new report finds that locking up more offenders isn't making people any safer—and may even be counterproductive.<p>The dramatic rise of incarceration and the precipitous fall in crime have shaped the landscape of American criminal justice over the last two decades. Both have been unprecedented. Many …