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_ In addition to exhuming the social archive, such as legal records, to explain how marginalized people helped shape history, cultural historians sought out ephemera, such as images, to theorize about desire and other such intangible phenomena. In short, conceptualizations of power, always crucial to historical interpretation, had changed. Whereas social historians, like traditional political historians, understood power as palpable, as something people took and had taken from them, cultural historians understood power as protean, as something embedded in routines such as language and habits of consumption. Thus cultural historians investigated the ways in which cultural practices regulated hierarchical categories such as race and gender. In fact, demonstrating how supposedly neutral classifications like race and gender masked power became the project of cultural history._
 
Quote: Most Americans who read A People’s History of the United States undoubtedly considered it a major revision. But in fact Zinn’s book was a work of synthesis made possible by a growing body of scholarship, known as social history, which had already unearthed the histories of peoples long neglected by a discipline overattuned to political and economic elites. Social historians sought to prove that even oppressed peoples helped determine the warp and woof of history—that even the wretched had “agency.” endquote

To really understand the past, and why things are the way they are, IMHO, you need to understand everybody's part, not just the elites.  So, yeah, I am firmly in the camp of the social historians. 
The battle over history is the battle to define America's story. This Memorial Day, it is more important than ever
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The YotaPhone 2 and its predecessor have always intrigued me. They're probably the only significant departure in form factor available on the mar... by Rita El Khoury in Device Updates, Lollipop 5.0/5.1, News, Yota
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This is what socialism looks like.
 
37 Ways to Reform the Economy So It’s Not Rigged for the Rich, According to Progressive Economists

Unlike the presidential candidates, Joseph Stiglitz, Elizabeth Warren and the Roosevelt Institute offer specifics.
Unlike the presidential candidates, Joseph Stiglitz, Elizabeth Warren and the Roosevelt Institute offer specifics.
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Newpaper stories from the day, of women defending themselves with large hatpins.
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I've read about these being used regularly against men on public transportation who take advantage of a crowded car to grope. 

Keys between the fingers just aren't as effective...
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I hope so (on both your comments), +Candyce Moore.
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Allen warned that women.. are less likely to read agenda information and will ask questions instead.  Funny, I have found that is what men do when the presenter is female. He cited his 11-year-old daughter as an example.  Ok, then!
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US' second review before UN Human Rights Council dominated by criticism over police violence against black men
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The martial art of Sherlock Holmes lives!
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The Bartitsu School of Arms: Beamish Museum, 2013 · School of Arms 2013 logo copy. Announcing the third international Bartitsu symposium, to take place at Beamish Museum near Newcastle, UK, between September 14th and 15th, 2013. Update: the Google Groups email list for the School of Arms event ...
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Impressive job by Chattanooga and see how their own broadband network (instead of waiting for Comcast and Verizon to upgrade their network) helped their economy greatly.
Even if more mergers go through, having a public option for internet, cable and phone service is always better for consumers. Chattanooga, Tennessee showed America just that, by providing municipal broadband internet to residents.
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Lots of small towns do that here.  Half the time they're not even serviced by cable or DSL.
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_Men in custody were subjected to electric shocks, burns and mock executions, among other brutal acts, predominantly in order to extract confessions.
...There are allegations that officers used suffocation on those in their custody and forced men to play ‘Russian roulette’._
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There's a reddit thread going on that talks about the type of calls cops are asked to make that are frustrating.  It was opened by a cop who got frustrated by someone calling for a check on two black guys who were jumping their car.

Interesting piece.  I'll highlight these two  quotes: In stories like Ferguson and Baltimore, we tend to focus on the relationship between police and minority communities as if it were purely binary and took place in a vacuum. But the Reddit thread shows that cops can become frustrated by the frequency with which some members of a community -- most likely white people -- call the authorities. endquote

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One tells a story about someone asking the cops to investigate a middle-aged black man fishing in his own community. Another was asked to respond to a report of two Middle Eastern guys sitting in the same car. Another laments that "we frequently get calls about black men and woman and kids, yes [expletive] kids, walking. Like WWB [walking while black] was actually a crime and not a Twitter joke."
The stories pile on. A white security officer tells of the year he and his black wife lived in an apartment complex. "She got cops called a total of 9 times in the year we lived there I got zero," he says. A retired cop recalls the time a "lady called scared to death because some black guy was sitting in his truck across from her house" -- it was the water meter reader.
They've fielded way too many "suspicious behavior" calls from nervous white residents.
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perhaps more black citizens need to complain about their scary white neighbors and transients
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