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July 22, 2020

A popular mantra parroted by politicians used to be “We’ve come a long way,” usually referring to how far the nation has come since the days of Jim Crow, Texas Ranger lynchings of Mexican Americans or the internment of Japanese Americans, among other examples. The Black Lives Matters protests underscore just how false that narrative really is. Cases in point: A Black teen didn’t do her online homework and a Michigan judge sentenced her to juvenile detention; Childcare is exposed as a bastion of racial disparities; Trump administration’s hatred of undocumented immigrants marches on; and Facebook and Instagram acknowledge racial bias against Latinos and Blacks on their platforms. Here’s what they’re doing about it. Go beyond the headlines…

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