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When #BlackLivesMatter came to Tyrone, Pennsylvania

By Mark A. Bonta / June 12, 2020 / Comments Off on When #BlackLivesMatter came to Tyrone, Pennsylvania

TYRONE, Pa. — The massive pickup truck slows down for the obligatory four-way stop out front of the Tyrone, Pa., municipal building, as the Black Lives Matter protestors stand expectant. It’s Friday, June 5, and they are clutching signs with slogans in black magic marker — “I understand that I will never understand, but I […]

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Africans are fleeing racism in China

By Mark A. Bonta / April 24, 2020 / Comments Off on Africans are fleeing racism in China

Thousands of African migrants living in Guangzhou in southern China are being targeted by racist attacks and policies. The problem has become so bad that one African nation has even begun evacuating its citizens from China. The reason? Besides simple prejudice, Africans are being blamed for exposing Chinese people to COVID-19. African students in Chinese […]

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Will Lanisha Bratcher go to jail for voting in North Carolina?

By Josh Wilson / January 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Will Lanisha Bratcher go to jail for voting in North Carolina?

Lanisha Bratcher of Hoke County, North Carolina, might be going to jail because she voted. She is an American citizen of legal voting age, so that’s not the problem. Occupy Wall Street joined the NAACP as thousands marched in midtown Manhattan on December 10, 2011 to defend voting rights.But Bratcher’s an ex-convict, and in her […]

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Anti-immigrant Poland actually loves cheap foreign workers

By Mark A. Bonta / November 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Anti-immigrant Poland actually loves cheap foreign workers

Even as Poles stream out of their own country for higher-paying jobs elsewhere in the European Union and abroad, Poland has become one of the world’s most coveted destination for economic migrants. This is happening despite the rise of the right-wing Law & Justice Party, which has exploited anti-immigrant sentiment to gain power — but […]

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There’s nothing new about what happened in El Paso

By Mark A. Bonta / August 30, 2019 / Comments Off on There’s nothing new about what happened in El Paso

“Post-El Paso — now everybody’s suspect, and it’s very scary for us to think that you cannot go about your livelihood, your work and your family life.”

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