BPR statement on George Floyd’s death, police violence:

 

George Floyd’s life mattered. Like Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and too many others whose names we don’t know, Floyd was stolen from friends and family members who loved him and cared about him. His murder cannot be undone, and it is our most recent reminder of the fact that white supremacy, police violence, and racism are dangerously prevalent forces in America today… Read Full Statement

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On September 17, New York Times columnist Charles Blow addressed a full crowd at Brown in a colloquium titled “The New Civil Rights Movement.” Blow spoke forcefully — religiously, even — about the state of racial inequality in the United Stat...

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Jonathan Chait’s recent article in New York Magazine asserts that “political correctness” is the downfall of political discourse. However, his argument ignores the important rise of identity politics and the corresponding shift in cultural view...

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“First letter of Cuba, is an open letter [sic] / Born in Miami, right on time / Scarface, El Mariel, Cuban crime [sic] / Here’s the freedom we ride for, here’s the freedom we die for / C-u-b-a hope to see you free one day.” So states Pitbull ...

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