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Police brutality can't be fixed by African-American self-improvement
Police brutality can't be fixed by African-American self-improvement

Maybe some people didn't understand the question. It was posed in this space a few weeks ago by Tracy, a self-described 55-year-old white woman from Texas who is sick and tired of the mounting litany of police violence against unarmed African-American boys and men. She wanted to know what actions she, as an average person, might take to help bring about change. "What can I do?" she asked. I thought the question so powerful and poignant that I decided to devote a series of columns to answering it. I invited readers to offer answers of their own. It will be sometime deep in summer before I finish digging out from under the 700-plus emails that poured in as a result. Many...

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