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Ferguson news and analysis from The Nation
January 11, 2016
Black Votes Matter in Ferguson
A federal trial challenging the city’s discriminatory election system begins today.
December 21, 2015
The Biggest Threat to American Public Safety Is the American Police State
Welcome to Cop Land, where the police make all the rules.
December 18, 2015
The Real Reason Sandra Bland Got Locked Up
As in Ferguson, Waller County and Prairie View are choking residents with court fees in order to fill their coffers in a state without income tax.
September 22, 2015
The Ferguson Commission Issued 189 Calls to Action. Will Missouri Listen?
Rev. Starsky Wilson, a member of the Ferguson Commission, discusses its key findings and the prospects for change.
September 3, 2015
No, Protests Against Police Brutality Are Not Increasing Crime
And those who say so are practicing bad journalism and worse science.
Alex S. Vitale
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August 10, 2015
One Year After the Ferguson Protests, Just a Few Reforms Have Succeeded
Did the protests in the wake of Michael Brown’s death spark change in this community? Some see more progress than others.
July 23, 2015
How Did ‘Driving While Black’ Turn Deadly for Sandra Bland?
Bland didn’t bow or scrape to an aggressive police officer.
July 22, 2015
Bernie Sanders Blew a Huge Opportunity at Netroots Nation
He still has a chance to convince voters of color that he cares deeply about racial justice—but time is running out.
June 23, 2015
The Greatest Threats to American National Security Are Guns and the Police
When toddler killings outpace terror killings in the United States, the biggest problem is not jihad.
May 1, 2015
Other Fergusons, Other Baltimores
Can we talk about the economic devastation of American cities and black communities before someone else is killed?