During Jim Crow, White kids witnessed their Black peers being lynched. Today, as the DOJ sanctions the murders of Black people, they're doomed to repeat—and reenact—that history.
The Department of Justice’s highest-ranking official—a proud, lifelong white supremacist—has the power to criminalize and imprison Black people. And he is using it to the fullest extent.
In the absence of a functional federal government, relying on our local government may be the only chance we have to keep democracy intact.
The president’s speech in Selma this weekend was powerful. But more so was his standing behind the DOJ’s Darren Wilson decision—brutal evidence of his indifference to Black America.