Eileen Lindeen: The “new” idea of training in conflict de-escalation or conflict resolution for police just now being suggested by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel comes too late for too many.
Janaya Khan: Climate justice movements, migrant justice movements, pro-Palestinian movements, disability justice, anti-Islamophobia and every other movement must recognize the need to build a Black liberation politic in its framework.
Marcy Winograd: Somehow I had never heard of these white anti-racist groups until Sunday night when this teacher got an education long after the bell rang. White People for Racial Justice
Randy Shaw: Far superior would be a formula that incentivizes local spending by requiring some form of a county matching funds.
We need a revolutionary change in our values. A mass movement is the root of all the progress we need to make; with it, anything’s possible; without it, our power is diminished.
Patrisse Cullors: I’d like to be able to be a part of a Black community that celebrates a pregnant person without it being a part of a Christian, pro-life, anti-queer agenda.
Jessie Daniels: Despite various indicators of so-called racial progress, psychological research shows that African American children, particularly boys, are “more likely to be mistaken as older, be perceived as guilty and face police violence if accused of a crime.”
David A. Love: We’ve been angry by the steady stream of injustice for so long that we often must find solace from the frustrations and disappointments that eat at the hope we had in America and for our children.
Sikivu Hutchinson: In the death scope of the Cleveland police and the Cuyahoga grand jury, the state’s second murder weapon of choice, Tamir Rice could only be a lawless criminal, junior thug, and public enemy, “older” than he appeared and hence culpable for his own murder.
Diane Lefer: The slogan goes “Nothing About Us Without Us” and over the past several years I’ve watched as grassroots community leaders take the lead in initiatives championed by St. John’s Well Child and Family Center and its CEO Jim Mangia.
Joe Mathews: Our state needs a hard and immediate U-turn, which starts with recognizing how the attacks connect California to the rest of the world.
John Peeler: How is it that the perpetrators in San Bernardino are terrorists, while the homegrown perpetrators are just wackos?
Carl A. Zimring: As President Barack Obama enters his final year in office, assertions of white identity as the organizing principle of domestic and foreign policy dominate the campaign to select his successor.