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US gov’t moves migrant kids after AP exposes bad treatment

The U.S. government has removed most children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas near the border with Mexico following reports that more than 300 children were detained there and caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation. Only about 30 children remained at the station outside El Paso on Monday, Rep. …

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Abstracting the savaged body of Emmett Till

  Image credit: Parker Bright, an African American artist, is protesting against the painting by partially blocking it from view [Michael Bilsborough] The photographs depict a ‘realism’ or an ‘indexicality’ that abstraction in the painting distorts, diluting the power of witness, writes Jayawardane [AP] Abstracting the savaged body of Emmett Till by M Neelika Jayawardane   …

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Swastikas in the bathroom

“The high school in Newtown is having all kinds of issues; swastikas in the bathroom, hate messages against the lgbtq students, a Mexican student found a note in her backpack telling her to go to Mexico… unbelievable.”

I was just a very tan white person

“I’m Mexican but was adopted by an all-white family in a white community. I don’t speak any Spanish and nobody would know I was Mexican unless they looked carefully. When I married I never talked about my heritage with my in-laws, so they may have assumed I was just a very tan white person.”

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