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Facing racism

May 21, 1992



I was outraged when I first saw the footage of Rodney King being beaten by four white police officers, and again when the court put its stamp of approval on the beating.

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But I can't say that I was shocked, or even surprised. Instead both scenes were depressingly familiar, and emblematic of the institutional racism whose effects I see daily in my line of work. Bob Gross, Liberty Mills, Ind., Associate Director, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

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