Gun ownership in America has become a political identity, and the NRA has emerged as a part of the Republican Party coalition. This political identity is intertwined with race and the criminalization of Black people, creating a disaster for the African-American community.
David A. Love: Despite the substantial changes, the disparities by race and ethnicity remained, as African Americans and Latinos constituted more than 60% of imprisoned offenders. African American males were incarcerated in state and federal prisons at 6.4 times the rate of non-Hispanic white males, and Hispanic males at 2.4 times the rate of non-Hispanic whites.
David A. Love: Trump and the Republicans hate government and don’t want it to work as it should to serve the people, which makes a shutdown made to order for the GOP.
David Love: While the FBI has designated Black Identity Extremists as a terror threat, it has not similarly identified white extremist groups who are killing the vast majority of police, suggesting politics rather than data are at play.
David Love: There is some irony in the fact that a pardoned convicted felon with a history of criminalizing people of color and violating their civil rights now has the opportunity to run for the Senate.
David Love: Since 2006, 60,000 refugees have fled to Israel via Egypt, escaping persecution at home. Of the nearly 40,000 asylum seekers who remain, 27,500 are from Eritrea, 7,900 from Sudan and 2,600 from other African nations.
David A. Love: Moore and his followers claim to be God-fearing Christians. Well, they represent the Christianity of the slave master, as much as others have worshiped the God of justice and liberation.
David Love: While men are clearing their desks in the halls of power, Thomas should join them
David Love: America has a way of messing up things for other countries–and this is no different
David A. Love: Since 2002, soldiers and veterans have been committing murder individually and in groups, killing wives, girlfriends, children, fellow soldiers, friends, acquaintances, complete strangers, and — in appalling numbers — themselves.
David A. Love: With white killers, there is a search for motivations. With Black and Brown suspects, no explanation or clarification is necessary.
David A. Love: This movement of white nationalists, Alt-Right, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan and others, emboldened by their crusade against ‘white genocide’ and empowered by Donald Trump’s policy of white grievance, represents a shift in the Republican Party that was a long time in the making.
David A. Love: Marilyn Mosby, the head prosecutor in Baltimore, faced blowback from police for having the audacity to go after officers accused of brutality.