Stand Your Ground

The Lessons of Jordan Davis’s Murder, Revisited

The Lessons of Jordan Davis’s Murder, Revisited The Lessons of Jordan Davis’s Murder, Revisited

HBO’s new documentary reminds us how deadly threat perception is for black people.

Nov 23, 2015 / Kristal Brent Zook

Bobby Jindal, Does Louisiana ‘Love Us Some Guns’ Now?

Bobby Jindal, Does Louisiana ‘Love Us Some Guns’ Now? Bobby Jindal, Does Louisiana ‘Love Us Some Guns’ Now?

The Louisiana Governor and GOP presidential candidate bears much responsibility for the fact that his state has some of the laxest gun laws in the US—and leads the country in gun d...

Jul 24, 2015 / Zoë Carpenter

Black Millennials Are Emerging as the ‘Movement Generation’

Black Millennials Are Emerging as the ‘Movement Generation’ Black Millennials Are Emerging as the ‘Movement Generation’

If you’re asking the question “Where is the movement?” you simply haven’t been paying attention.

Aug 28, 2014 / Blog / Mychal Denzel Smith

Marissa Alexander Now Faces 60 Years in Prison for Firing a Warning Shot in Self Defense

Marissa Alexander Now Faces 60 Years in Prison for Firing a Warning Shot in Self Defense Marissa Alexander Now Faces 60 Years in Prison for Firing a Warning Shot in Self Defense

The new sentence is three times as long as the one she received in 2012.

Mar 3, 2014 / Blog / Steven Hsieh

Ohio Students Fight Back Against ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

Ohio Students Fight Back Against ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Ohio Students Fight Back Against ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

The battle against Stand Your Ground has migrated to the Midwest and students are in the trenches.

Oct 4, 2013 / StudentNation / Isabelle Nastasia and StudentNation

Obama Uses a Teaching Moment to Challenge ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

Obama Uses a Teaching Moment to Challenge ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Obama Uses a Teaching Moment to Challenge ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

The president is right to encourage a rethink of laws that are not "contributing to the kind of peace and security and order that we’d like to see.”

Jul 20, 2013 / Blog / John Nichols

Why Is Marissa Alexander Still Being Punished for Fighting Back?

Why Is Marissa Alexander Still Being Punished for Fighting Back? Why Is Marissa Alexander Still Being Punished for Fighting Back?

As Alexander leaves prison for house arrest, it’s time to question the system that turns women into criminals for trying to stay alive.

Jan 28, 2015 / Victoria Law

How Trayvon Martin’s Death Launched a New Generation of Black Activism

How Trayvon Martin’s Death Launched a New Generation of Black Activism How Trayvon Martin’s Death Launched a New Generation of Black Activism

A host of new groups are reviving the grassroots fight for racial equality.

Aug 27, 2014 / From the Archive / Mychal Denzel Smith

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