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You can find the executive summary and full report on Tuesday, August 10, 2018 here.

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King’s Dream Included Economic Equality, Too

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April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the day Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.

If You Want to Kill Drug Dealers, Start with Big Pharma

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At a recent rally in New Hampshire, Donald Trump called for the death penalty for drug traffickers as part of a plan to combat the opioid epidemic in the United States. At a Pennsylvania rally a few weeks earlier, he called for the same.

White Amnesia and the Racial Wealth Divide

Richard Rothstein’s new book is The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.  And indeed, the operative word here is “forgotten,” reminding us of the power of white amnesia to forget the history of race-based public policies that have divided people and shaped the racial wealth divide.

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