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The 45-minute film starts at the end of the Civil Rights era with the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and tracks two roads taken by Black Americans in the 50 years since.
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The former officer faces 20 to 25 years for violating George Floyd's civil rights
Students who knew Philando Castile say his killing inspired them to pursue activism
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U.S. law requires jury pools to represent a fair cross section of the community. Yet people of color are less likely to make it into the jury pool compared to white residents, even though most defendants are people of color. It's a decades-old issue that has defied solutions.
St. Paul’s push to explore reparations for descendants of Black slaves and victims of discriminatory housing practices represents a newer type of push on the issue.

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“The real point is that these imperfections in the market have real economic costs in terms of our GDP growth."
Racist incidents tied to school athletics have impacted schools across the state in recent months, ranging from jeers at sporting events to alleged discrimination within teams.
School board members across the United States have endured a rash of terroristic threats and hostile messages ignited by roiling controversies over policies on curtailing the coronavirus, bathroom access for transgender students and the teaching of America’s racial history.

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