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Decoding the Invisible Whiteness In Boston Bombing Coverage

Decoding the Invisible Whiteness In Boston Bombing Coverage

by Akiba Solomon on April 25 2013, 12:00PM

We live in an ahistorical culture that continually attempts to deny the white supremacy that determines who is and isn’t defined as a U.S. citizen, a criminal, a terrorist or a victim. A trip through our history is instructive.

Topics: Boston Bombing, Media, National Security

The Tangled Meanings--and Misuses--of 'Radicalization'

The Tangled Meanings—and Misuses—of ‘Radicalization’

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 25 2013, 8:50AM

Everybody wants to know whether and how the Tsarnaev’s religious views radicalized them. But is that even the right question? And what are its implications?

Topics: Boston Bombing, National Security

The News Media's Public Disservice in Boston

The News Media’s Public Disservice in Boston

by Sally Kohn on April 21 2013, 8:56AM

In moments like these, people make assumptions. It becomes all the more important for media to challenge those assumptions and keep our prejudices in check. In that, too many failed.

Topics: Boston Bombing, Media

How We Can Break the Cycle of Pain From Mass Violence

How We Can Break the Cycle of Pain From Mass Violence

by Rinku Sen on April 16 2013, 10:17AM

Care for those hurt. Care for those who will be accused. And care for ourselves. That’s how we’ll grow together, rather than tear apart.

Topics: Boston Bombing, Coping With Terror, National Security, Movement

History Would Repeat Itself If Boston Derailed Immigration Reform

History Would Repeat Itself If Boston Derailed Immigration Reform

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 16 2013, 7:52AM

American lawmakers have generally responded to acts of mass violence, whether by U.S. citizens or foreigners, with anti-immigration laws and a retreat from reform.

Topics: Boston Bombing, Immigration, Immigration Reform, National Security