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The Root: Let’s Pardon Mark Wahlberg Because …

… there are a lot of people with felony convictions who served their time who also deserve just as many chances as a violent teenage Mark Wahlberg received. Wrote a post about it for The Root. There are 5.85 million Americans with felony convictions, but most don’t get the Mark Wahlberg treatment, but instead of punching the repugnant Wahlberg down, why can’t we lift the reformed up? These former inmates need to rejoin society and start their lives over.¬† Continue reading

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ATTN: #CrimingWhileWhite and #AliveWhileBlack Are Important Conversation Starters

Wrote a piece Thursday for ATTN on the Twitter hashtags that have evolved out of the Eric Garner case. When there were no indictments in Garner’s death the hashtag #CrimingWhileWhite emerged, featuring white people telling tales of crime without punishment. Black Twitter users responded with #AliveWhileBlack, telling stories of everyday discrimination. More evidence we still live in two separate Americas. Continue reading

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The Root: No Indictment in the Death of Eric Garner?

For The Root Wednesday I wrote a response to the non-indictment of an NYPD officer on charges of killing Eric Garner. Garner was unarmed when Officer¬†Daniel Pantaleo held him in an illegal chokehold. While I wasn’t surprised by the Grand Jury’s ruling I was really disappointed. Continue reading

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