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Jordan Davis

The murder of Jordan Davis—like that of Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin and so many others—reflects a racist culture in which the black body is considered fair game.

Christopher Lane

The tragic murder of Australian student Christopher Lane is being exploited by the right to stoke fears of a race war.

Banner in support of Trayvon Martin

How George Zimmerman’s lawyers exploited racist stereotypes to justify the fear—and killing—of black men.

Standing up against the institutionalized racial discrimination that made the Zimmerman verdict possible.

Those new to the cause of defending black life will soon have to face the bleak truth black people have lived with for so long: we don’t often win.

Parents of Trayvon Martin

Like trial of OJ Simpson and the Rodney King case, the Zimmerman trial may reveal very different visions of justice.

Trayvon Martin rally

As long as black men are assumed to be armed and dangerous, Stand Your Ground laws will produce more Trayvon Martins.

Trayvon Martin rally

Despite the end of Jim Crow, it is once again socially, politically and legally acceptable to presume the guilt of nonwhite bodies.

Trayvon Martin

Here's what we know about the groups that help fund ALEC, the organization that drafted the law that keeps Trayvon Martin’s killer free.

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Our police force is the only entity that can ensure protection and justice. We must reform it, not opt out of it.

March 20, 2012