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America should admit more states and divest itself of its colonial past

Statehood for American territories—colonies of a so-called “democratic nation”—is a civil rights issue. And while the U.S. has 50 states, this number is not written in stone. All people are entitled to self-determination and equal rights under the Constitution, including those people of color who live in the nation’s capital and the country’s five occupied […]