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Russia Invades Ukraine—5 Essential Reads From Experts

“This is a frightening moment. Russia has invaded Ukraine, and certainly those most frightened right now are the people of Ukraine. But violent aggression—a war mounted by a country with vast military resources against a smaller, weaker country—strikes fear in all of us.”

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The Troubling Past of Forced Sterilization of Black Women and Girls in Mississippi and the South

Much like the North Carolina legislators, those in Mississippi based their arguments on claims about who is fit to have children, specifically those on government assistance. Rep. Walter Meek of Eupora, Miss., said that “the State of Mississippi is subsidizing illegitimacy through welfare payments, and that the moral structure has completely broken down in some segments of society.” 

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