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Race, Class, & Immigration: watch-listen

The intersectionality of racism, classism, and immigration policy is as pertinent today as in the past. Who is deemed legal and illegal, afforded full citizenship rights or not, is almost always determined by master-class politics and race.

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A group of students from the UCLA’s law school gather together to raise awareness of the emotional toll placed upon students of color due to their low representation in the student body.  

(1)ne Drop Promo Video

1)ne

Promotional video produced and filmed by Michael Shawn Cordero of MVMT for a 2011 fundraising campaign for Yaba Blay’s (1)ne Drop project.

The Dream is Now

dream is now

Gives voice to and puts a human face on the undocumented children of immigrants who are desperate to earn their citizenship and give back to the only  country they’ve ever called “home.” http://www.thedreamisnow.org/documentary

Left of Black with Martha Biondi

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Historian Martha Biondi joins Left of Black via Skype to talk about what she describes as “an extraordinary chapter in the modern Black freedom struggle.” )

What is social justice?

what is social justice?

Kalamazoo College students raise questions about the importance and purpose of social justice.  

Legacy Workout

workout

“The Legacy Workout is dedicated to the memory of bodies of work. Of bodies at work. And at play. Of minds committed to mining greatness, to combating injustice, to insuring a future for future bodies, and minds. The Legacy Workout … Continue reading

When Loud Music Turned Deadly

When loud music turned deadly

Repost from the New York Times, this video tells the story of a black teenager in Florida who was killed by a white man after an argument over loud music.

America’s First Muslim Fraternity

Americas First Muslim Fraternity

Repost from the New York Times, this video offers insight into the beginnings of Alif Laam Meem, the first Muslim fraternity in the United States, on the campus of the University of Texas, Dallas.

Restorative Justice in Justice Systems

Restorative Justice

Officer Greg Ruprecht sees Restorative Justice in action by keeping offenders from becoming repeat offenders. Read about this in Yes!