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The Root: No Indictment in the Death of Eric Garner?

For The Root Wednesday I wrote a response to the non-indictment of an NYPD officer on charges of killing Eric Garner. Garner was unarmed when Officer Daniel Pantaleo held him in an illegal chokehold. 253 more words

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The Root: Did Boycotting Black Friday Contribute to the Sales Decline?

Wrote a piece for The Root today on how Black Friday protests may have contributed to the slide in sales this past holiday weekend. Check it out 233 more words

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Desmond-Harris on Facebook, Compassion, and Choice

But here’s what Facebook comments are good for: revealing data about whether you want your “friends” to be your friends any longer. That is, of course, if you believe, as I do, that the way someone responds to other people’s pain and mistreatment—including the systemic mistreatment of entire groups of people—is a perfectly fine way to decide whether he or she is someone you like or want to continue to interact with.

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Study Says "African American" is Better Than "Black"

I recently read an article from The Root about what white people consider is better for black people to be called, “Black” or “African-American”. The… 580 more words

Has the Great Recession Wiped Out a Black Generation?

One of the hidden secrets behind the Great Recession is the role different generations have played in the downturn. There are about 78 million baby boomers and about 82 million millennials tweeting away, but Generation X? 654 more words

Jason Johnson Weekly Column

The Root: 5 Best States for Black People

Wrote this by popular demand for The Root! Here are the best states for black people. According to my own research, either I need to pack my bags and take my talents to Hawaii or I need to take a short train ride to Maryland. 189 more words

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The Root: Abolish Voter Registration! (Make It Automatic for the People)

Today for The Root I counter that whole “two thirds of eligible voters did not vote in the last election” stuff with a solution to improve turnout. 325 more words