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Articles in topic Black Lives Matter

Fact-check: In repealing Obama-era rule, Trump makes false claims about low-income housing, crime and the suburbs

As his support among the white suburban voters who helped propel him to the presidency has cratered, President Donald Trump has increasingly aimed to stoke fear and racial division at a time when the country faces a national reckoning on race. In recent months, the President has called Black Lives Matter a "symbol of hate," while also defending the Confederate flag.

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Opinion: What my Nextdoor neighbors don't get about the word 'plantation'

When I was living in Richmond, Virginia, in 2016, Black Lives Matter protests on Monument Avenue took place two miles from my house. Now that I live in Gainesville, Florida, a statue of Stonewall Jackson doesn't watch me drive to the playground the way it did when I lived in Virginia.

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America's Third Reconstruction is happening now

Americans are living through truly historic times: the Covid-19 pandemic, protests catalyzed by the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the national embrace of Black Lives Matter 2.0, and the specter of black-clad federal law enforcement officers engaging in pitched battles against peaceful mothers purposefully dressed in white, all of which can be refracted through America's original sin of racial slavery.

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See the Nike ad everyone's talking about

Nike's latest ad sends a powerful message about Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement. At a time when professional sports are struggling to start up amidst the pandemic, the ad has quickly become popular online.

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Opinion: Is there a right to wear a BLM mask at work? The First Amendment is quite clear

Employees of Whole Foods, Starbucks (for a short time) and other companies have complained about being forbidden to wear "Black Lives Matter" masks at work. They believe, as many Americans do, that the First Amendment protects their right to express their political opinions on the job. After all, as the saying goes, "It's a free country."

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Calling out racism and anti-Semitism

The public discourse in America over race, racism and anti-Semitism runs the risk of evolving into an oppression Olympics with no winners. Nevertheless, this pivotal year provides a unique opportunity to delve into these pressing issues and pave the way for a more constructive public discourse. The Black Lives Matter movement calls for confronting anti-Black racism and other forms of discrimination including anti-Semitism in the fight against white supremacy, which binds them all together.

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