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Ableism is a racial justice issue
By K. A. on July 21, 2021

A truly equitable world means the needs of disabled people are not only considered, but prioritized.

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2021 Mass Incarceration

Police Don't Belong At Pride
By D'Angelo Cameron on June 25, 2021

The Pride we know started as a protest against police violence. For the past 25 years, the New York Police Department (NYPD) has marched in the legendary New York City Pride parade....

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2021 Racism

Centering Critical Race Theory in the Fight for Justice this Juneteenth
By Aliya Brown on June 18, 2021

100 Years Later, We Have Yet to Reckon with Our Darkest Moments This Juneteenth, we must put pressure on elected officials and society at large to acknowledge Black and other people of...

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2021 Mass Incarceration

More Police Is Not The Answer To Gun Violence
By D'Angelo Cameron on May 26, 2021

As gun violence spikes in cities like New York, many are looking to mass incarceration to solve the issue instead of addressing the root causes of violence. With life adjusting to the...

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Violence 2021

Our Statement On The Violence in Palestine
By Common Justice Staff on May 19, 2021

What is happening to Palestinians today and what has been happening to Palestinians for over a century is a wrenching example of systemic violence rooted in settler-colonialism and white...

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News Violence 2021

Violence Prevention Is Infrastructure
By D'Angelo Cameron on April 28, 2021

President Biden’s $5 billion commitment to evidence-based violence intervention programs is a move in the right direction, but we must do more. In early April, President Joe Biden...

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News Violence 2021 Racism

Our Statement On The Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict
By Common Justice Staff on April 20, 2021

The harm that took George Floyd away from his family and community cannot be repaired by our current justice system. On May 25th, 2020, the world watched in horror for nine minutes and...

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Mass Incarceration

What Cancel Culture Shares with Incarceration
By Emilce Quiroz on April 12, 2021

Instead of asking for a lifetime of punishment, we need to provide pathways towards redemption. Cancel culture has been a popular topic in recent years because of its rise on social...

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News Violence 2021 Racism

Our Statement on Violence, Mass Shootings, and Condemning Asian Hate
By Common Justice Staff on March 24, 2021

We must, and can, take action to address racism and mass violence in our country. We can no longer be astonished or surprised by the racism and violence that plagues this country, nor...

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Violence 2021 Racism

New Administration, Same 401-Year-Old Problem.
By Common Justice Staff on February 2, 2021

Addressing white supremacist violence means dismantling the systems that permit it – police and prisons.   The history of policing in America is as riddled with violence as the birth of...

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