Baltimore Explodes. What Next?

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Baltimore Explodes


Baltimore’s anger isn’t just about the death of yet another young black American at the hands of law enforcement it’s about being forgotten and being left with a devastated economy, a broken education system and few options to articulate that frustration.

The city of Baltimore itself is a paradox on the one hand it’s a growing hotspot destination for Millennials well on the other hand it’s home to almost one in four people who live below the poverty line.  That level of poverty is due in part to the law some 100,000 factory jobs between 1950 and 1995 Baltimore also has the highest incarceration rate in the state of Maryland and the city has paid about 5.7 million dollars over police brutality lawsuits between 2011 and September 2014.

We have to come to terms with some hard truths about race and justice in America.

At a conference in…

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