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Melvin Rogers

Melvin Rogers is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Brown University. He is the author of The Undiscovered Dewey: Religion, Morality, and the Ethos of Democracy.

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The rage on display in Minneapolis is not only about police violence. It is also about the country’s utter disregard for the pain of black Americans.

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Many say that despite Trump, our democracy is strong. But John Dewey cautioned that institutions alone won’t save us.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates’s latest book is his clearest expression yet of political fatalism. But black activism has always believed in the possibility of change.

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To be useful, history has to help us think about who we should become as a nation.

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Freedom needs the dignity that only our community can give us.

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