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The media’s treatment of contemporary uprisings, especially those involving black people, ignores the fact that sustained resistance in response to state injustice is an essential part of American history. Civil disobedience began well before black uprisings during the civil rights and Black Lives Matter movements.

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The media’s treatment of contemporary uprisings, especially those involving black people, ignores the fact that sustained resistance i...
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The side of the Baltimore riots you won’t see on TV:
On Monday, the media was quick to paint a single picture of Baltimore: a chaos scene of violence and mayhem filled with images of looting, rioting, the burning of a CVS and the torching of a police car. But on the ground, a very different story unfolded — and these remarkable photos and videos are p...
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