The killings of Ahmaud, Breonna, George, and so many others, were unquestionably motivated by racial bias. But our justice system has a shaky history of prosecuting hate crimes.
There’s a long history of white women harassing Black people and getting cops to arrest them. The only danger they feel is of losing their place within the white patriarchy.
The criminal justice system continues to allow police to murder people of color and fails to compensate families for their immense loss. It is now up to us to save ourselves.
White people have proven they already understand racism. So what can Black people do for self-protection?
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.
On the third anniversary of Mike Brown’s murder, one of the two directors of this stellar doc talks about the uprising and the duty to love and support one another in the ongoing fight for freedom.
So many pink hats, pithy signs, and good intentions. But our columnist isn't so sure that it can be parlayed into an effective resistance movement when facing a demagogue like Trump.
The call to “restore trust” is a racist fantasy, and pure political pandering. For candidates to earn our votes, we need substantive policy that dismantles the abuse of power.
We concentrate too much energy on seeking validation and empathy from white people—but we need that energy to protect ourselves.