Some Horrible People Were Afraid Of Becoming Extinct. They're Gone Now.

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This is a trailer for “Freedom Summer,” a documentary about the vicious 1964 10-week battle for civil rights that not only crushed Mississippi’s white supremacy, but led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as well. Read more: http://upworthy.com/some-horrible-people-were-afraid-of-becoming-extinct-theyre-gone-now

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A Radio Show Spent Time In A School Where Shootings Happen So Often No One Talks About Them Anymore

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Harper High seems like a normal school. But last year, there were 29 shootings. Yep, you read that right. 29. How can kids feel safe enough to learn when they are too busy learning how to stay alive? Guess what else? There’s a good chance you’ve never heard about the Harper High shootings because the […]

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They Executed A Boy About His Age Who Kind Of Looked Like Him. So He Figured Out A Way To Help.

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Sometimes, the things you witness when you’re young change the course of your life forever. Here’s one such story. Read more: http://upworthy.com/they-executed-a-boy-about-his-age-who-kind-of-looked-like-him-so-he-figured-out-a-way-to-help

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They Packed More Pissed-Off Celebrities Than I Could Count Into A 1-Minute Video For Everyone To See

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There are so many celebrities in this video that I could barely keep count. But I’m SO GLAD they came together to make it because people tend to listen to celebrities — for better and worse. And this is definitely a case of the better. Read more: http://upworthy.com/they-packed-more-pissed-off-celebrities-than-i-could-count-into-a-1-minute-video-for-everyone-to-see

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An Avalanche Of Facts That Explain Why Black People Have A Tense Relationship With The Police

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I’d love to say, “There’s no question whether the justice system treats African-Americans differently,” but I can’t. People question it all the time. Question answered. Read more: http://upworthy.com/an-avalanche-of-facts-that-explain-why-black-people-have-a-tense-relationship-with-the-police

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After Seeing These Prices, I Might Think Twice Before I Complain About My Own Phone Bill

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It’s an atrocity that these families have to deal with this BS while they are trying to talk to their loved ones. This little boy didn’t do anything wrong, but it seems like he’s the one being punished. Read more: http://upworthy.com/after-seeing-these-prices-i-might-think-twice-before-i-complain-about-my-own-phone-bill-2

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Gun Advocate Claims Modern Assault Rifles Are Just Fancy Colonial-Era Muskets

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The Second Amendment is often referred to as the right to bear arms, but when it was adopted in 1791, firearms looked a lot different. The single-shot muskets that require about a minute between every shot strike me as being very different from the semiautomatic weapons of today. Bryan Fischer’s claim that modern mass-killing machines […]

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The Surprisingly Simple Change That Totally Turned One School Around

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There’s a widely held assumption that hiring more security guards (with guns!) will solve violence and other problems in our schools. After one school churned through five principals in seven years and become known as a “dropout factory,” a principal decided to turn that idea on its head. The results are absolutely miraculous. Read more: […]

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Even Proud Gun Owners Have To Disagree With The NRA On This One

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You know what would help keep AK-47s out of the hands of war criminals while having absolutely no effect on the rights of U.S. gun owners? The international Arms Trade Treaty.  You know what the NRA is lobbying to block anyway? The international Arms Trade Treaty. Read more: http://upworthy.com/even-proud-gun-owners-have-to-disagree-with-the-nra-on-this-one-2

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