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Race, Policing, and the Meaning of Freedom

Race Jelani Cobb

Journalist and historian Jelani Cobb has emerged as one of the most insightful voices on the subject of race and policing in America. Whether he’s discussing mass incarceration on Ava Duvernay’s documentary 13th, writing about the significance of Juneteenth for The New Yorker, or educating millions of people on race through Selena Gomez’ Instagram, Cobb helps put this volatile moment in context.

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