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FEB 03, 2016 - Huffington Post

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A Record Number Of People Were Exonerated In 2015 For Crimes They Didn’t Commit

The Netfilx hit true-crime series “Making a Murderer” leaves many people wondering: Just how common is the story of a wrongful conviction in America’s criminal justice system? Too common, according a new report that tracks exonerations. Researchers found that 149 people were cleared in 2015 for crimes they didn't commit -- more than any other year in history, according to a ...

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JAN 28, 2016 - Huffington Post

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Schools, Black Children, And Corporal Punishment

As we recently celebrated Dr. King’s life, it is worth examining the difference in how our schools discipline black and white children. In public schools in the United States, black children are twice as likely as white children to be subject to corporal punishment. Figure 1 shows the comparison, derived from nationwide data reported by schools to the Office of ...

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JAN 18, 2016 - American Prospect

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Race and Representation in the Twilight of the Obama Era

This article appears in the Winter 2016 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here. When Barack Obama became the first black president of the United States, I received a warning of sorts from my late great-aunt, Myrtha Overstreet. She lived to be almost 101, and when she was 98 she voted in Cleveland for Obama’s first election. She did so with a ...

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