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Race, Policing, and Protest: A Resource Guide

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racial profiling
racial inequality
race relations
racial conflict
civil rights
institutional racism
racism and the united states
social justice
police brutality
police tactics
police shootings
police militarization
police training
community policing
complaints against police
discrimination in law enforcement
criminal justice system
mass incarceration
non-violent protest
Black Lives Matter (Movement)
youth protest movements
urban development and white flight

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