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Linn Washington is a weekly columnist for the Philadelphia Tribune and This Can't Be Happening. Washington writes frequently on inequities in the criminal justice system, ills in society and failings of the news media. He teaches multi-media urban journalism at Temple University.

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Trump fans flames of racism to energize his base -- that denies he is racist., From InText

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       Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Presidential Racism: Shining Example of America's Somber Status Quo Denial of obvious racism is a repugnant practice in America. President Trump is merely the latest official to engage in this abhorrent behavior.

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       Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Expensive Injustice: MOVE's 40-Years Behind Bars This article examines the actual dollar value costs expended on the decades long wrongful imprisonment of members of the radical MOVE organization. This revenge-driven incarceration led many to deem those members political prisoners.

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       Monday, April 16, 2018
Philly's Top Cop Flops - Again - Backing Bigotry By Boys In Blue The Police Commissioner of Philadelphia is facing mounting criticism for his blanket defense of the PPD officers who arrested two black men for simply sitting inside a Starbucks located in a ritzy section of the downtown area. White customers in the coffee shop said the black men did nothing to merit the arrest.
Insurrectionists in Wilmington burn black owned newspaper., From ImagesAttr

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       Thursday, November 9, 2017
General Kelly - Historically Ignorant or Hysterically Bigoted? The only successful insurrection in American history took place on November 10, 1898 in Wilmington, North Carolina when white racists violently overthrew that city's elected government. The Wilmington insurrection is another event exposing the inaccuracy of the 'Heritage Not Hate' claim for sustaining monuments to the Confederacy.
President Trump (r) with Judge Gorsuch (l), From ImagesAttr

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       Monday, March 27, 2017
Judge Neil Gorsuch's Hiring Practices: Privilege or Prejudice? The federal judge that President Trump has nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court has failed to hire a single African-American, Hispanic or Native American as a law clerk in his office.
Protestor in Philadelphia opposed to GOP assault on health care., From ImagesAttr

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       Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Don the Con's Health Care Ignores Deadly Ills The health care plan unleashed by President Trump and Paul Ryan ignores deep seated problems in America's health care system.
Jeff blows an Alabama Hurricane, From ImagesAttr

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       Sunday, March 5, 2017
Malodorous Maelstrom Surrounds AG Jeff Sessions The failure of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reveal his contacts with a key Russian diplomat during or after his Senate confirmation hearing carries the stench of a fart that an orchestrated cover-up cannot dissipate.
Screen shot of Nubian Jak 3D phone app, From ImagesAttr

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       Thursday, March 2, 2017
An Afro-American History phone app from Britain - Really? Two Brits have created an engaging smart phone app based on Black History in the United States.

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       Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Trump Exposes His Ignorance and Intolerance - Again Miscues on race continue to plague President Donald Trump. Those miscues are either mistakes arising from ignorance or actions reflecting a profound intolerance. The miscues are unacceptable regardless of origin.
Williams and Philly FOP prez in better times., From ImagesAttr

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       Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Ethically Challenged Philly DA Exits Reelection Race Combative Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams stunned that city recently with an announcement that he would not seek reelection in the wake of scandals spinning around him for ethics violations and selective prosecution claims.
Brexit support sign in window of London home where author George Orwell once lived., From ImagesAttr

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       Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Brexit-Trump Comparisons Miss Key Points Embedded in the base of both the Brexit and Trump votes are strands of racism that too many analysts of all ideological stripes on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean blithely dismiss.
Philly pot arrests drop after decriminalization., From ImagesAttr

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       Thursday, October 27, 2016
Pot Decriminalization Saves Philadelphia Millions Decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana has saved the City of Philadelphia millions in enforcement costs. Equally important, decriminalization has saved thousands the costs of arrest and a criminal record/
Pa State Historic marker honoring heroes of 9/11, From ImagesAttr

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       Sunday, September 11, 2016
These 9/11 Heroes Fought Against Terrorism a Century Before 2001 The Christiana Riot exposes another chapter in the long struggle of African-Americans against terrorism in the United States that is home grown.
San Francisco has an ugly history of police brutality little known outside of the Bay Area., From ImagesAttr

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       Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Critics Ignoring Wrongs About Police Abuse Prove Kaepernick Right The sordid history of police brutality in San Francisco is conspicuously missing from much of the fevered news and social media coverage around the protest against abusive policing by 49ers football team player Colin Kaepernick.
Protest outside office of Philly DA Seth Williams, From ImagesAttr

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       Friday, August 26, 2016
Philadelphia DA Hammered Over Unethical Antics Hardline Philadelphia DA Seth Williams is being hammered by local news media for his failure to report thousands of dollars in 'gifts' for five years. Critics contend this lapse by Williams is hypocritical.
Ray Lewis - Retired Philadelphia Police Department captain  LBW Photo, From ImagesAttr

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       Thursday, July 28, 2016
Donald, Hillary and Cannabis: Stoned Stupid On Legalization The American public supports the legalization of marijuana, however, the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates both oppose legalization. Repeated studies over the past decades disprove claims that marijuana is dangerous and document that pot law enforcement is discriminatory along racial lines.
Jill Stein (left) and Cheri Honkala (right) LBW Photo, From ImagesAttr

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       Monday, July 25, 2016
Green Party's Stein Walks With Poor While Democrats Party Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein met with the homeless and others in one of Philadelphia's most impoverished communities on the day before the opening of the Democratic National Convention in the city that tags itself as the Birthplace of American Democracy. Stein and others condemned the obscenity of expending $60-million-plus on DNC functions including lavish parties.

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       Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Trump Onslaught On Hispanic Judge: Discriminatory Deja Vu The race-based verbal assaults by Donald Trump on a federal judge of Hispanic ancestry resemble racist onslaughts against the first federal judge of Hispanic ancestry 55-years ago.
Vakas Hussain (far left). Seated Suresh Grover of The Monitoring Group (center) and Rotherham 12 defendant Abrar Javid. LBW Photo, From ImagesAttr

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       Thursday, May 12, 2016
Evil In England: The Rise Of Islamophobia Islamophobia ranges from disdainful stares and caustic comments to physical assaults. A few assaults have ended in fatalities. And then there are British government policies like 'Prevent' -- the professed counter-terrorism program that seemingly is targeted solely at Muslims. Prevent enlists citizens to report actions and attitudes deemed suspicious.
Hey Bill and Hillary: When You Point A Finger, Three Point At You, From ImagesAttr

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       Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Clintonian Political Calculus And The Culture Of Hooey Former President Bill Clinton is fudging facts regarding his actions and mainly inactions on the issue of addressing racism in law enforcement during his two terms in the Oval Office. Forgotten facts about Clinton's actions place contemporary claims by him and his presidential candidate wife in an unflattering light.

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