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Racial profiling news and analysis from The Nation
August 2, 2022
By Attacking Brittney Griner, Trump Signals to His Base: “I’m Still Racist”
The former president is reconnecting with his fans by using an old playbook: demonize a Black athlete, lie about who they are, and reap the benefits.
July 5, 2022
Want to Give Israelis Seamless Travel? First You Have To Recognize Arab Americans as Americans.
For years, the State Department has failed to protect Arab Americans from mistreatment at the Israel-Palestine border. Now’s not the time to ignore that.
December 28, 2021
Daunte Wright’s Family Gets Accountability, if Not Justice
The jury’s Christmas Eve verdict that veteran office Kim Potter was guilty of manslaughter is “a critical step on the road to justice.”
November 17, 2021
A Cop Is Finally in Trouble for Using Excessive Force—Against Dogs
Why can’t we expect at least this much from the courts when it comes to Black people?
April 15, 2021
Just Outside Minneapolis, the Next Uprising Is Here
The Chauvin trial is almost over. The officer who killed Daunte Wright appears in Zoom court today.
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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