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Black Lives Matter
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Racism and Discrimination
Police and Law Enforcement
Yesterday 5:19 pm
The Minneapolis Shootings Are the Kind of Violence Meant to Keep Black People in Their Place
Cracks in the status quo are showing, but they can’t come without backlash.
Mychal Denzel Smith
Yesterday 3:46 pm
Black Lives Matter Activists Are Shot While Trump Is Busy Sharing a Neo-Nazi Graphic on Twitter
In Minneapolis, armed assailants shot up a Black Lives Matter event while police stood by. The violence is part of a pattern.
Yesterday 1:52 pm
Looking for Kabul-Style Corruption? Try K Street.
You don't have to travel across the ocean to find widespread corruption, extortion and bribery.
November 17, 2015
LIVESTREAM: What Conversations About Race Do We Need to Be Having Right Now?
Race is back where it needs to be at the front and center of our discussions about culture, equality, and freedom in the US—but are we talking about it in the right way?
November 16, 2015
Here We Go Again? Muslim Americans Brace for a Backlash After Paris
Muslim, Arab, and South Asian activists already see a far-too-familiar pattern in the US reaction—but also some signs of progress.
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November 10, 2015
Are We Training Cops to Be Hyper-Aggressive ‘Warriors’?
Thanks in part to the Black Lives Matter movement, police training is coming under fresh scrutiny.
November 4, 2015
Why ‘Banning the Box’ Is Such a Big Deal for the Formerly Incarcerated
One small step by President Obama could improve employment prospects for anyone with a conviction.
November 3, 2015
Wingnuts Discuss the Right to Bear Arms
This is America, after all!
October 29, 2015
The Movement Against Police Violence Isn’t Ignoring ‘Black-on-Black Crime’
Black Lives Matter activists are concerned about intra-racial violence. But they don’t see police and prisons as the solution.
Mychal Denzel Smith
October 28, 2015
A Short History of Cops Terrorizing Students
The assault at Spring Valley runs deeper than one bad cop—it’s the latest product of the school-to-prison pipeline.
Alex S. Vitale