A new system to flag racist incidents and acts of hate is named after Emmett Till

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A new Maryland alert system named in honor of the late Emmett Till will aim to bring awareness to hate crimes across the state. Here, a mural featuring a portrait of civil rights icon Emmett Till is seen in Chicago. Scott Olson/Getty Images

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Maryland has seen a slew of racist incidents over the last year — including targeted bomb threats at three Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and vandals writing messages of hate on the doors of a church. Now,

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