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Akala: 'This country is not comfortable with intelligent young black people'

Akala: 'This country is not comfortable with intelligent young black people' | Music | The Guardian

Alan Pean is a 26-year-old biology student with no criminal record or history of violence. But on August 27th, he was shot in the chest by an off-duty Houston police officer working as a security guard at the St. Joseph Medical Center. The night before, he had driven to hospital during an “acute mental health crisis”. His injuries from crashing his car were treated but his mental health was ignored and he was released. After being “combative”, he was tased, then shot. Thankfully, he…

from Salon

Cornel West lashes out at civil rights icons after Bernie Sanders suffers resounding South Carolina defeat

Dr. West argued that “most black politicians these days are neoliberal politicians, so it’s almost natural for them to side with Clinton." He said that Clyburn and Lewis had become “too well adjusted to Wall Street” and are now a part of a system “in which politicians are well adjusted to injustice owing to their ties to big money, big banks, and big corporations, and turning their backs, for the most part, to poor people and working people. Poor people and working people become…