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Deportation means sending noncitizens back to the countries where they belong, right? And isn't deportation about targeting people who've done bad things? Susan Bibler Coutin disrupts a number of commonly held beliefs about the process and effects of deportation. She also relates the situation of Salvadoran deportees to the context of their initial relocation to the US.
The ideas of W. E. B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, and Booker T. Washington may have differed, but each made key contributions to the pan-Africanist project. Jeannette Eileen Jones describes how these thinkers and others viewed Africa, and what role they saw blacks in the West playing in Africa's liberation and advancement. Also, Davarian Baldwin discusses the volume in which Jones's essay appears.
More than 3,200 people in the US are serving life without parole for nonviolent offenses. Jessica Henry takes issue with what she calls the "unjustified and almost commonplace imposition" of these kinds of sentences. Also, Tony Platt discusses efforts to repatriate Native American remains that were excavated over a period of almost 200 years.
Native American remains were routinely dug up and collected over a period of almost two centuries; by some estimates, one million skeletons were looted. How could this happen? And what role did museums, as well as academics based at places like UC Berkeley, play in these large-scale desecrations? Tony Platt has written an expose. Also, James Miller discusses the notorious case of the so-called Scottsboro Boys.