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Henry A. Giroux | The Racist Killing Fields in the US: The Death of Sandra Bland

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Sandra Bland was an outspoken civil rights activist critical of police brutality. She often posted videos in which she talked about important civil rights issues, and once stated: “I’m here to change history. If we want a change we can really truly make it happen.”[4]

By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout.org | News Analysis July 19, 2015

Sandra Blank.Sandra Bland. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)

On July 9, soon after Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old African-American woman, moved to Texas from Naperville, Illinois, to take a new job as a college outreach officer at her alma mater, Prairie View A&M, she was pulled over by the police for failing to signal while making a lane change. What followed has become all too common and illustrates the ever-increasing rise in domestic terrorism in the United States. She was pulled out of the car by the police for allegedly becoming combative, and…

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