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OP-ED: We Can’t Trust Police to Protect Us from Racist Violence

Rashad Robinson writes about how white nationalists in the police forces, and why it’s so important to continue fighting for police accountability in the wake of this month’s mass shootings. “If people in law enforcement want to be seen as experts on defeating white nationalism, shouldn’t they have to get rid of all the white nationalists in their own ranks first?”

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Facebook’s Political Bias Review Tries to Understand Why Conservatives Don’t Trust It

A new report on whether Facebook demotes conservative content ignores basic truths about how the platform hurts people of color. Rashad Robinson is quoted: “Claims of anticonservative bias are simply an attempt to distract users and the media from the conservative movement’s attacks against black communities and other marginalized groups.”

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Dems Struggle to Reach Black Millennials

Rashad Robinson is quoted in this article about how the Democrats are lagging in a real strategy to reach young, Black voters — and why it matters. “Donald Trump’s campaign is handing out literature in black barbershops right now; they’re doing micro-targeting on Facebook and have a digital strategy to engage black folks,” he said.

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Listen to Black Voters: Put Economic Justice First

Color Of Change collaborated with Demos, SocioAnalytica, and Black Futures Lab on research and polling on what Black voters want from their politicians. The Black Census Project is the “largest survey of Black people conducted in the US since Reconstruction.”

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Progressives Lay Out Racial Justice Strategy to Win Over Working-Class Whites

Rashad Robinson is quoted on how while Democrats worry about how to woo white voters that supposedly cost them the election in 2016, they are also waking up to the idea that they cannot win the presidency without mobilizing Black voters — and they cannot do that without talking about race.

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Thought Leadership

Rashad Robinson: Redefining Our Approach to Digital Advocacy

This Q&A published in the Huffington Post discusses how Rashad Robinson and Color Of Change have built a winning advocacy strategy, harnessing the power and potential of the Internet, to move Black people — and all people in this country — forward. Full Q&A is below. We Built This by Taryn Finley, Huffington Post, 2/1/2019. […]

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VIDEO: Rashad Robinson Accepts the North Star Award

Rashad speaks at the North Star Fund Awards about how to capitalize on this moment of political agitation following the election. He underscores the necessity of supporting Black-led interventions to accelerate social change and letting Black people truly take the lead in strategy and power in the movement for racial justice. Full video here.

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VIDEO: Rashad’s Keynote Speech at the Personal Democracy Forum

Rashad passionately asks, “Are We Going to Get This Right?” as he speaks about building a real resistance in response to the 2016 elections. He talks about mistaking presence for power, the danger he saw in Trump’s racist attacks on President Obama, and how to build a true movement for change. Full speech here.

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VIDEO: Why Accurate Coverage of Crime Matters

Rashad Robinson speaks on how our media presents a distorted view of crime, grossly out of sync with the actual stats, that makes people think Black people are to be feared. Presented by Media Matters and Color Of Change in March 2015. Full video here.

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