Saurav Sarkar: Hundreds of Poor People’s Campaign Activists Got Themselves Arrested for Racial Justice

Vox Populi

While some white people were calling the cops on people of color, others joined them — and members of every other community — in a huge sweep of actions in state capitals.

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"Through further demonstrations, teach-ins, music and the arts, and mass meetings, the campaign is continuing to tackle anti-black discrimination, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and other social evils." (Photo: TwitPic/@Fightfor15)

“Through further demonstrations, teach-ins, music and the arts, and mass meetings, the campaign is continuing to tackle anti-black discrimination, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and other social evils.” (Photo: TwitPic/@Fightfor15)

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It’s been a busy several weeks on the bad news beat.

A white Yale grad student called the police on fellow grad student Lolade Siyonbola for napping while black. Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks for trespassing for sitting while black.

Native American teenager Thomas Gray and his brother were detained after a parent on the same campus tour at Colorado State University called the police because the brothers were “too quiet.” And Muslim woman Kathleen “Amina” Deady was verbally harassed by a middle…

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