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(Doug Chayka)

The fight against marijuana prohibition must put racial justice at the center.

(Reuters/John Gress/Files)

The federal government has subsidized the criminalization of millions of young people simply for having a small amount of  pot.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

Yesterday, the city took their fight to keep the controversial policy to a federal appeals court—and civil rights advocates pushed back.

Michael Bloomberg and Ray Kelly

Mayor Bloomberg and Ray Kelly lost big: a federal court ruling and a new law ban the racial profiling that undergirds the discriminatory practice. 

How the New York City Council’s Community Safety Act stands the best chance of curtailing the NYPD’s most destructive racial profiling practices.

Carlos Riley Jr. protest

Activists in Durham, North Carolina, have come together in support of Carlos Riley Jr. and against the racial policing they believe has put him behind bars.

Banner in support of Trayvon Martin

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

Council members are working on an agenda that includes labor organizing, public transportation and giving legal immigrants the right to vote in municipal elections.

Blogs

Officer Friendly, is it Halloween already?

August 19, 2014

The racial disparities in the town where Michael Brown was killed by police are shocking, but they’re characteristic of the nation.

August 13, 2014

Theodore Wafer’s guilty verdict allowed us to breathe easy for a second, but the killing of Michael Brown sucked all the oxygen right back out of the room.

August 12, 2014

A new report reveals that the NSA spied on five prominent American Muslims.

July 9, 2014

Police will continue to abuse the rights of the already marginalized because we, as American citizens, refuse to question the fundamental goals of policing.

May 13, 2014

A campaign to criminalize sex workers has put the City of Phoenix under the scrutiny of UN human rights authorities.

March 17, 2014

A federal ruling reveals a wrongly checked box landed Rahinah Ibrahim on the TSA's no-fly list.

February 7, 2014

Individual racism may be hurtful, but the systemic carries much more ruthless consequences.

January 27, 2014

Join ColorofChange.org in calling for a full investigation into the 19-year-old’s death. 

November 11, 2013

Even blatantly racist cops are still only operatives in a larger racist system.

October 18, 2013