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The prestigious school’s sexual-harassment policies proved to be no match for a litigious love triangle involving the dean and two married professors. By the time of the seminar, the dean of the business school, Garth Saloner, had been involved with Phills’s estranged wife, Deborah Gruenfeld, a social psychologist and professor of organizational behavior there, for more than a year.

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320px Little Rock integration protestIn honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s service, Longform Stories is pleased to present an extensive collection of articles, social media content, and other resources surrounding the topic of "Black Lives Matter".  

Included are a number of historical writings in order to compare how the racial issues prevalent from 50 years ago are so very similar to what we are seeing today.  It is with this in mind that we point to both present day longform stories as well as look back to the 1960's and 1970's for historical perspective.

 

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What Happens When a Cop Does Wrong?

Los Angeles Free Press (1970)

 

 

atlanticThe Case for Reparations

The Atlantic (2014)

 

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New York’s epic white backlash: How a horrid 1960s relic is still with us today

Salon (2015)

 

gawkerBlack Girl Walking

Gawker (2013) 

 

LAFPFour Part Series "Black Lives Matter"

Los Angeles Free Press (1960's and 1970's)

 

 

salonMy struggle with black rage and fear after Ferguson

Salon (2014)

 

Stay Tuned: Longform Stories will be expanding this post over the coming days.

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If I have to begin by convincing you that Black Lives Matter, we have all already lost, haven’t we? So let’s not begin there. Let’s begin at the end. At the end there is only Michael Brown Jr.’s dead body, no justice, and weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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Longform Stories Article Suggestion: Is it just me or are we experiencing a bit of deja vu? A compelling longform article from Salon comparing the racial unrest with regards to the police of 50 years ago to what we are seeing in today's news.

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Mike Jeffries turned a moribund company into a multibillion-dollar brand by selling youth, sex and casual superiority. Not bad for a 61-year-old in flip-flops.

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For years, Khadija Adam had gone to Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall on Saturdays. She had her hair styled at the Ashley Salon, attended to her mobile-phone at Safaricom, shopped at the Nakumatt supermarket. Sometimes she stopped into the Millionaires Casino. Adam, a former model and a warm, boisterous talker, knew many shop owners by their first names, and always bumped into friends. 

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Wearing only a sports bra and boxers, bruises on her back, the girl surged through the salon’s door. Her feet were bare and bleeding from the race over asphalt, her speech a frenzied heave as she spilled the secret of where she had been, what she had been doing. 

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Inside the PAC teaching corporate America how to make its employees vote for the right candidates and causes.

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In the insular, gossipy microcosm that was Fox News, the day that saw the release of a salacious sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O’Reilly—our biggest star and most fearsome newsroom presence— had the same effect as Lee Harvey Oswald flying a Japanese Zero into the World Trade Center.

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The price of a year at college has increased by more than 1,200 percent over the last 30 years, far outpacing any other price the government tracks: food, housing, cars, gasoline, TVs, you name it. Tuition has increased at a rate double that of medical care, usually considered the most expensive of human necessities.

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