Can We See Through Race?

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Scot Nakagawa: When presented with safe, media representations of white-on-black racism, most non-black folk react by siding with the black guy. But, when the incident is happening right in front of them, they side with the white person because proximity causes a more gut-level response.

Group Calls for Continued Monitoring of LA County Jail in Wake of Deputy’s Arrest

End Sheriff Violence In L.A. Jails

Ultimately, we think that independent civilian oversight with subpoena power is a crucial part of the systemic changes necessary to protect the rights of incarcerated people,’

After Truce, One Last Demonstration at Israeli Consulate

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Dan Bluemel: Activists concluded Black Friday with a demonstration at the Israeli consulate Friday night to express their support for the Palestinians, who suffered a week-long Israeli attack on Gaza.

Haitians Poisoned: And Justice?

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Ayiti Kale Je: With the complete failure of the government to fulfill its obligations, who would dare to sip one of Haiti’s traditional drinks, made from homegrown sugar cane? Who will take the risk of being poisoned? Not the privileged, who drink fine, sweet rum or imported whiskies.

The Rape of Hope

Crime

Are there, in fact, thousands — perhaps hundreds of thousands — of young people who face the future with a brooding face and a heavy heart, uncertain whether any portion of the American dream will ever collide with what currently passes for their lives?

Friday Feedback: A Grandmother and Her Gay Grandson

I constantly wanted to keep him with me to shield him from the craziness and brutality of a community that looks at gays like they have no right to live.

Friday Feedback: American Blacks and Iranians

Every Friday the LA Progressive features a comment that was particularly noteworthy. This week we are featuring a comment submitted by Devin, commenting on David A. Love‘s “The Revolution Will Be Twitterized.” Here’s Devin’s comment: You had it right until you said “Cairo protest surely provided a catalyst for the Iranian protests”. We must remember [...]

John McCain’s Olympic-Class Flip-Flopping

Jesse Jackson

by Tom Hall – As we approach the start of the Summer Olympics in Beijing, it might be interesting to consider some of the political gymnastics going on here at home. Of course, George Bush is heading up the Republican flip-flop team. But how to score his recent policy gymnastics is exposing wide differences, depending [...]

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