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Wilson Ramos got a tattoo of his brother's name, Jose "Cheo" Maldonado, inked on his right forearm in memory of Maldonado, who died after a police officer shot him with a stun gun inside a jail cell in East Hartford, Conn. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Who Gets Tased? First Statewide Study Reveals Racial Disparities

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In District Merchants, Akeem Davis plays Lance, a freed slave who has a crisis of conscience when he learns his boss, Shylock, may have been involved in the slave trade. Teresa Wood/Courtesy of the Folger Theatre hide caption

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This Shakespeare Reconstruction Sets 'Merchant' In Post-Civil War D.C.

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O.J. Simpson sits with his attorneys Johnnie Cochran Jr. (right) and Robert Blasier (left) during a court hearing in the O.J. Simpson murder trial. Pool/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On The Code Switch Podcast: 'I'm Not Black, I'm O.J.!'

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Obama Answers Critics That He Hasn't Done Enough To Help Black People

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Kurt Britz checks a driver's license at the 3-D Denver Discrete Dispensary on Jan. 1, 2014, the first day recreational marijuana sales were legal in Colorado. Possession remains illegal for those under 21 years old, and statistics show a widening racial gap in arrests for those offenses. Theo Stroomer/Getty Images hide caption

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As Adults Legally Smoke Pot In Colorado, More Minority Kids Arrested For It

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Attorney Bert Rein speaks to the media while standing with plaintiff Abigail Noel Fisher after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in her case in 2012 in Washington, D.C. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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(Clockwise from left) Drummer Tiki Fulwood, guitarist Tawl Ross, keyboardist Bernie Worrell, Billy "Bass" Nelson, and guitarist Eddie Hazel of the funk group Parliament-Funkadelic pose for a portrait in 1971. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action In College Admissions

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University Of Texas At Austin President Reacts To Affirmative Action Ruling

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The seed library maintained by the Jijak Foundation contains dozens of native varieties of corn, beans, tobacco, watermelon and ancient squash. Rebecca Williams/Michigan Radio hide caption

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