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America Taught Kyle Rittenhouse Well

White men are empowered to play law enforcer — Rittenhouse and those celebrating him got the same systemic memo

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In the wake of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, there’s plenty enough frustration and anger to spread around.

First, at Rittenhouse, for traveling across state lines and patrolling the streets…




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Tim Wise

Tim Wise

Anti-racism educator and author of 9 books, including White Like Me and, most recently, Dispatches from the Race War (City Lights, December 2020)

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