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Beyond race, building a movement for economic fairness
Beyond race, building a movement for economic fairness

With regard to all the recent public discourse on race and racism, I say this: Highlighting, protesting and reducing instances of excessive force by police is important. Curtailing violent crime among young black men deserves new urgency, especially in Baltimore. But more important is the need for a populist movement to change an economic system that leaves millions of Americans — black, white and brown — running in place or falling behind. The latter might not carry the emotional weight of the first two, but it certainly feeds them at their roots. You want fewer confrontations between police officers and young black men? That requires two things — serious and sustained...

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