Imagine an America that prioritized directly confronting its racist legacy, not devising roundabout avenues to address the problem. Timothy Loehmann, the Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in November 2014, was fired by the Cleveland Police Department.
Inserting the term "intersectional" into the name and description of your feminism to prove your progressive bona fides doesn't mean shit if your actions betray the theory. As writers here and here have stressed, the news that a viral meme stating that
So, you want to frame that picture of Mahershala but you didn’t care when Philando Castile was murdered in front of his family? You want to sleep with Trevante but you stayed silent when your friend said "all lives matter?" At
What does it say when white football player John R. K. Howard gets a slap on the wrist for committing a crime that's even more horrifying than a similar offense carried out by four black youths? Business as usual in
BET's Charged: The DA vs. Black America explores the complicated problem of the role of attorneys in deepening the crisis of mass incarceration. Reforming the interconnected crises of mass incarceration and mass criminalization continues to be a major social justice task in this