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Rant

America Wasn’t A Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One

The truth is that as much democracy as this nation has today, it has been borne on the backs of black resistance. Our founding fathers may not have actually believed in the ideals they espoused, but black people did. As one scholar, Joe R. Feagin, put it, “Enslaved African-Americans have been among the foremost freedom-fighters this country has produced.” For generations, we have believed in this country with a faith it did not deserve. Black people have seen the worst of America, yet, somehow, we still believe in its best.

www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/black-history-american-democracy.html

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Technology

Why You Need a Password Manager. Yes, You.: Reviews by Wirecutter | A New York Times Company

If you don’t have a password manager, get one now. Here’s why.

— Read on thewirecutter.com/blog/why-you-need-a-password-manager-yes-you/amp/

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Kevin

What Happens to a Factory Town When the Factory Shuts Down? – The New York Times

For more than 50 years, life in Lordstown, Ohio, revolved around the G.M. plant at the edge of town. In March, the plant ceased production. This is what their crisis looks like.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/05/01/magazine/lordstown-general-motors-plant.html

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Kevin

Elizabeth Warren Apologizes to Cherokee Nation for DNA Test – The New York Times

The apology comes after repeated calls from tribal leaders, political operatives and her own advisers and relentless mocking by President Trump about her decision to take the DNA test.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/02/01/us/politics/elizabeth-warren-cherokee-dna.html