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How Racism Stole Black Childhood

People who are black and poor aren’t ever allowed to be young and irresponsible.

by Gary Younge

Polls show strong support for an initiative there. And it’s on the ballot in Oregon and Alaska, too.
Posted Oct 29 2014 - 4:52pm
In 1996, the NYPD charged George Bell, Gary Johnson and Rohan Bolt in the brutal Davis-Epstein murders, but the evidence was never airtight.
Posted Oct 29 2014 - 3:18pm
How this country’s “tough on crime” ethos created a generation of graying inmates.
Posted Oct 27 2014 - 12:51pm


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On Wednesday November, 5 at 7pm EST, Pollitt joins MSNBC’s Irin Carmon and the New School’s Terri Gordon for a live event.