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There’s No Such Crime As ‘Driving While White’

When is the last time you heard of a white man in a Mercedes-Benz being pulled over for driving with a broken taillight?

April 14, 2015
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Video Set One Fatal Police Shooting Apart

For decades, African-Americans, including those in North Charleston, have complained that police shoot black men with little provocation and then falsely claim the officers did so out of fear for their lives. This time there was video.

April 9, 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

Here’s What Police Were Saying About Walter Scott’s Death — Before The Video Came Out

The police characterized the shooting as a ‘traffic stop gone wrong’, but the video (predictably) tells a different story.

April 8, 2015