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Promising New Partnership Seeks To Reduce Incarceration

The United States locks up a larger proportion of its citizens than any other nation in the world. Mass incarceration has exacted a terrible cost — on state budgets, on black neighborhoods, on economic and social justice.

May 16, 2015

‘What Can I Do?’ Let’s Find Out

As Martin Luther King noted after young people in Memphis broke windows and looted stores during the last march he ever led, violence has a way of changing the subject.

April 29, 2015

Walter Scott, Just Another ‘Isolated Incident’?

“Another isolated incident” is how the police killing of Walter Scott will play in conservative enclaves where the notion of systemic racism is regarded as absurd.

April 13, 2015
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Racial Pain That Just Won’t Quit

This is the week that the Confederacy, and slavery, suffered permanent defeat. Yet these two stories are reminders of both the nation’s original sin and the prejudices, pathologies, and policy failures that continue to haunt us.

April 9, 2015

Rand Paul And The GOP’s New Civil Rights Movement

Conservative reformers appreciate the attention; they’re also concerned that the legislation can only pass if they, and not President Barack Obama and civil rights leaders, are the faces of changes.

April 6, 2015

NYPD Caught Airbrushing Wikipedia Article About Eric Garner

Did Eric Garner have his “face” shoved to the ground, or his “head”? Which sounds better?

March 13, 2015

Provocative Russian Band Now Taking On An American Cause

Pussy Riot recorded their first English-language single, titled “I Can’t Breathe.”

February 23, 2015
A police line keeps the public out of the scene of a fatal car crash in Minneapolis.

Biden Promotes Community Policing To Ease Tensions

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Biden provided a preview of the White House police reform task force’s recommendations.

January 19, 2015

NYPD Inspector General’s Report Faults Discipline On Chokeholds

A new report sheds new light on the NYPD’s abuse of the banned chokehold.

January 12, 2015
A police line keeps the public out of the scene of a fatal car crash in Minneapolis.

Black Men: Beware Of Police Officers

Americans need to wake up and accept that we still have a race problem in our country.

January 5, 2015
A police line keeps the public out of the scene of a fatal car crash in Minneapolis.

With Social Media, You Don’t Have To Experience Police Brutality To Know About It

Why the police and their defenders struggle to deal with criticism.

December 29, 2014
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Racism: It’s The Law

America will never be ready for a “conversation about race.”

December 29, 2014
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio arrives to speak at the Police Athletic League Luncheon on December 22, 2014 in New York City

Embattled New York City Mayor Calls For End To Protests

Bill de Blasio is calling for New Yorkers to put aside politics in the wake of the weekend shooting.

December 22, 2014

Race Relations Suddenly A Top Concern Of Americans

Race has caught up with the economy as the nation’s top perceived problem.

December 19, 2014
Andrew Hawkins of the Cleveland Browns makes a catch on November 30, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York

Keep Talking, Andrew Hawkins

We could all learn a lesson from the NFL star’s bold stand.

December 18, 2014

Police Killings Increase Calls For Independent Investigations

Eric Garner’s death could spark a big change in the criminal justice system.

December 17, 2014
People attend a rally against police violence on August 23, 2014 in the Staten Island borough of New York

Racial Strife Can Lead To Progress

Is America finally ready to have an honest talk about race?

December 15, 2014

Will Police Protests Fade Like Tea Party And Occupy?

How can the current demonstrations succeed where their recent predecessors have fallen short?

December 12, 2014

To Despair Is To Surrender

That is what racists want — and why they’ll never win.

December 11, 2014
Protesters yell outside of the Berkeley Police Department protesting police violence in Berkeley, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Protests Against Police Continue In Bay Area; Oakland Websites Hacked

Protests over the Michael Brown and Eric Garner killings are continuing in northern California.

December 11, 2014
Protesters march on Hollywood Boulevard on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Los Angeles. A group calling itself Black Out Hollywood planned the protest against police violence, and the march ended where police shot and killed a knife-wielding man on Friday night. (Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Rainbow Coalition Of Protests Follows Grand Jury Decisions

Could this be a new civil rights movement?

December 10, 2014

Obama’s Measured Approach To Race Is A Letdown For Some Backers

Some of the president’s most loyal supporters are running out of patience with his approach to civil rights.

December 9, 2014

Cartoon: More Broken Windows

Commissioner Bratton’s plan isn’t working out so well.

December 9, 2014
Police move protesters off Highway 24 in Oakland, Calif., Sunday evening, Dec. 7, 2014, during a second consecutive night of local unrest over the killings of two unarmed black men by police in Ferguson, Mo., and New York. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

150 Arrested As Berkeley Protesters Halt Freeway Traffic, Stop Amtrak Train

Get the latest on the protests in Berkeley, California.

December 9, 2014

Obama’s Role In Ferguson Is Complicated

The president is still taking a careful approach to the unrest in Ferguson.

December 8, 2014