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Stand Your Ground
Stand Your Ground news and analysis from The Nation
November 23, 2015
The Lessons of Jordan Davis’s Murder, Revisited
HBO’s new documentary reminds us how deadly threat perception is for black people.
Kristal Brent Zook
July 24, 2015
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 deaths.
January 28, 2015
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.
August 28, 2014
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.
Mychal Denzel Smith
August 27, 2014
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.
Mychal Denzel Smith
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March 3, 2014
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.
October 4, 2013
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.
July 20, 2013
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.”