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Standing in Solidarity against Systemic Racism

I am a white American male with a college degree and a career, and I was blessed to be raised in a loving, Catholic home by parents who valued education, hard work, and faith. Apart from a few speeding tickets, I’ve had very little interaction with the police and have never felt a chill run up my spine due to being singled out by an officer based on my appearance.
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The NAACP: Letting Freedom Reign

Rosa Parks changed history when she refused to yield her seat on that Montgomery, Alabama, bus in 1955. A lesser-known piece of history reveals that one of the motives behind her act was that she was haunted by the kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till the year prior. Parks was, simply, fed up.
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