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In the United States, the Open Society Foundations aim to nurture the development of a society that allows all people to participate equitably in political, economic, and cultural life; encourages diverse opinions and critical debate; protects human rights; and promotes broadly shared prosperity and security.

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Open Society Voices

A Chance to Rewrite America’s Racial Narrative

May 13, 2015 by Allison Brown

Too many police departments, educators, journalists, and health care providers default to a criminal caricature of blackness.

Time to Get Serious About Criminal Justice Reform

April 30, 2015 by Leonard Noisette 5

The presidential candidates’ interest in the subject is most welcome. But we need a deeper discussion to fix what’s wrong.

The Right to Understand the Right to Remain Silent

April 27, 2015 by Erin Neff 1

Do people really understand the right to remain silent? This essential right protects individuals from being compelled to make self-incriminating statements, yet too often there is a failure to ensure it is understood.

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