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Starbucks Arrests Show How Gentrification Endangers Black Lives

White fear and loathing of black bodies has struck again in the city of brotherly love. The viral video of Philadelphia police arresting two African-American men at Starbucks last week is yet another reminder that black lives in America are deemed to be disposable. Moreover, it’s a reminder that capitalism and gentrification and the systematic erasure …

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Anthea Butler

Academics are under attack. Conservatives are trying to undermine free speech.

The release of the professor watchlist, purporting to expose professors who discriminate against conservative students, is anything but that. I should know: I’m on it. As one of a handful of religion professors in the US who study, write and teach about conservative Christianity and politics, I am all too aware of the real meaning …

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GOD MAY WEEP FOR CHURCH SEXUAL ABUSE, BUT BISHOP CHAPUT PREFERS TO BARK

When Pope Francis met with five victims of sexual abuse this past weekend it made headlines, not only because he confessed that he “deeply regret[s] that some bishops failed in their responsibility to protect children,” but because it was the first time he met with survivors on American soil. The Pope’s post-meeting remarks to the assembled Bishops, that “God weeps,” may be a hint …

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