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In the Wake of Sunday’s Looting, A Call to Elected Officials from a Chicago Teen

August 24, 2020

By: Caleb Dunson After a night of looting on Sunday, Chicago was trending on Twitter in a matter of hours, the thread rife with videos of people breaking into stores, snatching clothes, and fleeing police. Everyone had an opinion. Some people attributed the riots to the democratic leanings of the city, while others leveraged the…
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OPINION | Reflections on abolition: “The whole damn system is guilty as hell”

August 18, 2020

By: Katrina Phidd I struggle between a place of hopelessness, rage and the paradox of exhaustion — all while also feeling that I am not doing enough. Black people have been arguing about our right to be alive, to receive the same resources and opportunities as white people and the same benefit of the doubt,…
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How Will We Be Remembered? What John Lewis’ Legacy Taught Me About Today’s Social Movement

July 23, 2020

By: Caleb Dunson On Saturday night, I sat at the foot of my mother’s bed in a dark pierced only by the dull blue glow of the television screen, watching Don Lemon report on Congressman John Lewis’ death. I was silent. My eyes strained against the harsh light of the screen, listening to John Lewis’…
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