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Monday, September 14, 2015

Missouri, Ferguson, Racism and Possible Solutions in the NYT today

From the New York Times "Monday briefing":

Racial inequality in Missouri

A commission appointed by the governor after the death of Michael Brown in August 2014 is calling for sweeping changes on matters of policing, the courts, education, health care, housing and more.

Among the top priorities outlined in the 198-page report that will be made public in Ferguson, Mo., this afternoon: increasing the minimum wage, expanding eligibility for Medicaid and consolidating the patchwork of 60 police forces and 81 municipal courts that cover St. Louis and its suburbs.

The full article is here:

Here's hoping there are improvements. And soon.

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