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April 12, 2021
MLB, NBA, and NHL Games Are Canceled in the Twin Cities
Following the police killing of Daunte Wright just outside of Minneapolis, three major league games have been called off.
April 2, 2021
The Derek Chauvin Trial Is One Battle in a Wider War
The Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for nearly 10 minutes is facing multiple murder charges. But the trial, which began here on Monday, is part of a larger fight.
November 3, 2020
To Repair Our Country, Start by Repairing Our Political Language
I understand and share the anger of those who say “defund the police,” but our job in the political arena is to make a better world for everyone—even those we disagree with.
September 4, 2020
California Passes Key Criminal Justice Reforms
Fierce police union lobbying killed some important measures, but many other good bills won the day.
May 28, 2020
Breathing While Black
Unlike Eric Garner or George Floyd, the author lived to tell his story.
LeAlan M. Jones
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February 7, 2020
Discrimination Isn’t Helping to Contain the Coronavirus
The epidemic has sparked attacks on mainland Chinese—and some of the worst offenders are Hong Kongers and other members of the diaspora.
April 16, 2019
What 1919 Taught Us
Struggles for the rights of women, immigrants and black Americans defined the US in a year that holds striking parallels to today.
March 8, 2019
ICE Is Terrorizing Iraqi-American Communities
The immigration-enforcement agency has launched a deportation campaign involving coercion, “demonstrably false” court declarations, and outright lies.
February 26, 2019
Hollywood Is Still a Sundown Town for Black Representation
Yoruba Richen’s Green Book documentary captures the history and humanity missing from the Oscar-winning movie.
Aaron Ross Coleman
September 6, 2018
Cory Booker Rips Open the Web of Secrecy Republicans Have Woven Around Brett Kavanaugh
The Democrat says he willingly violated Senate rules in order to expose e-mails that reveal the nominee’s views on racial discrimination.