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The Establishment's Blog – April 2016 Archive (5)

OP-ED: Time to Unravel an American Tradition: The Pattern Of Black Voter Disenfranchisement Throughout Our History

We know that the Supreme Court gutting the Voting Rights Act in 2010 has led to voter suppression if not downright disenfranchisement of people of color. But this is only the latest round of a repeating pattern of Supreme Court rulings and legislative action to disenfranchise people of color. The latest attempts to deprive black and Native American citizens and other minorities of their voting rights are just part of something that has become a troubling tradition…

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Added by The Establishment on April 21, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Anti-Rape protests continue at Rhodes University after alleged rapists named in #RUReferenceList

This weekend Rhodes University students in South Africa took a brave and powerful stand against sexual assault and rapists. Following the release of the #RUReferenceList—a document naming 11 alleged rapists at the university—student activists took to the street for ongoing protests. During these movements, police used pepper spray and stun guns to break up the activists and disrupt their action against sexual assault and against the university; which students say does not…

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Added by The Establishment on April 21, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Young Black Entrepreneur Brandon Anderson creates app to monitor police brutality

As American police officers continue to brutalize, disproportionately target, and exploit the citizens of their country, the need for marginalized and oppressed groups to hold individual officers and institutions accountable is just as, if not more, important than ever. Young entrepreneur Brandon Anderson is working on a tool that does just that. 



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Added by The Establishment on April 18, 2016 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Activist and actress Rosario Dawson arrested alongside 900+ anti-Citizen United protestors in D.C.

Last week, during Democracy Spring’s huge action in Washington, D.C., actress and activist Rosario Dawson was arrested alongside hundreds of protestors demonstrating against Citizens United and advocating the passage of the Government by the…

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Added by The Establishment on April 18, 2016 at 10:05am — No Comments

FEATURE: Model and activist Diandra Forrest raises awareness for albinism and women’s rights

Diandra Forrest is a model and activist for albinism awareness women’s rights. Born with albinism, an inherited genetic condition that affects melanin pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes, Forrest uses her platform as a public figure to shed light on and normalize a condition that people don’t necessarily know much about or understand. Forrest extends a similar message of acceptance to her work with young women. As the first African-American model with albinism to be…

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Added by The Establishment on April 8, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

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