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Opinion: America desperately needs a Truth and Racial Healing Commission

Racism remains this nation's Achilles' heel. If we do not face it and fix it, we will continue to suffer. The news in the past few weeks, from the police shooting of Daunte Wright to the debate about voter suppression, underscores once again that we have a long way to go to fulfill America's promise of justice and equal opportunity for every American. To get closer to fulfilling that aspiration, we first need a consensus about the history of racism in the US and the effect it still has today.

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Opinion: The fierce urgency of action on racialized police violence

Over the past few weeks, the nation has seen another series of horrific videos documenting both violent treatment and deaths of Black and brown people at the hands of police. Even as the world was reliving the killing of George Floyd — as videos of his death under the knee of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin were shown repeatedly at Chauvin's televised trial — images were surfacing of Daunte Wright being shot by an officer during a traffic stop in nearby Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

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The haunting connection between George Floyd and Daunte Wright

The news that George Floyd's girlfriend, Courtney Ross, at one time served as a teacher to Daunte Wright echoes the intimate connections between Emmett Till and Fred Hampton, two martyrs of the civil rights era who never met in real life. This shared connection between two men killed by Minneapolis area police who also never met each other illustrates how some African Americans remain, despite racial progress, as vulnerable to police violence now as they were during the heyday of the civil rights era.

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Sanders says he disagrees with Tlaib's call for 'no more policing'

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday evening that he disagreed with Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a fellow progressive, after she called for "no more policing, incarceration, and militarization" in the wake of Daunte Wright's fatal encounter with police in Minnesota.

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Man confronts CNN reporter during live broadcast

CNN's Sara Sidner talks with a protester about what he hopes will change from the third night of protests in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, following the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright.

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