A Tale of Two Christmases

Millions March

Tina Dupuy: Now we have a legally immune, self-policing, occupying army with a widely acknowledged racial bias loose in our cities. And your personal experience with them is largely based on your income level, age and race.

White Supremacy a Mental Disorder?

White Supremacy

Herbert Dyer Jr.: White supremacy polices how black people are allowed to identify, speak and write about – and especially move against – past and continuing white oppression.

What Does Model Minority Mutiny Demand?

Model Minority Mutiny

Soya Jung: A new generation of young Black leaders have ignited a movement. They have awakened the nation and the world to the longstanding, daily brutality of state violence against Black lives.

And The Beat Goes On

Police Shooting Protests

Inman Moore: The demonstrators are actually rendering a valuable service to remind us that we still have miles to travel in reaching our goal of civil rights for all people irregardless of race, creed, or color.

Next Steps Against Police Shootings?

Stopping Police Shootings

Randy Shaw: Keeping in mind that protests are a means to achieve a goal and not an end in themselves, the campaign for police reform now faces a choice between two visions for its future: it can follow the path of the Occupy movement of 2011 or the route immigrant rights activists chose after the mammoth spring 2006 protests.

New Racial Justice Movement Dawns

New Racial Justice Movement

Peter Dreier: There is widespread anger around the country about the racial and class injustices. The struggle to reform our criminal justice system is just one aspect of this growing progressive movement.

An Exercise in Empathy

Eric Garner Killed

Steve Singer: When I look at him, I don’t see a danger to society. I see a guy who looked pretty friendly, a gentle giant – a guy whose house I’d have loved to visit for a cookout.

Black Bodies and the Thin Blue Line

Broken Thin Blue Line

Yolhuru Williams: Our nation can no longer afford to function as two societies, separate and unequal, deeply divided, and policed by the racially insensitive Thin Blue Line.

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