by Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse, Daily Kos
December 29, 2010
Some think we live in a post-racial world where white privilege is non-existent. Some think "not speaking about race is the equivalent of making progress on race issues." This week it is reported that Hispanics have been forced to leave a Connecticut town due to racist police abuse and harassment. Thankfully, the Justice Department has commenced a civil rights investigation and the FBI is conducting a criminal probe because ignoring racism, sweeping issues under the rug, does not end racism.
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The police force is accused of "systematically running Hispanics out of town through harassing and beating them." Two years ago, racial profiling allegations started in East Haven, Connecticut. It is a predominantly Italian-American suburb with 7% of the population Hispanic. [...]
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