Racism Is Not a Mental Illness

Racism Mental Illness

Jeremy Adam Smith: Prejudice and xenophobia are consciously embraced by many otherwise functional, healthy citizens, and racial associations persist in the unconscious minds of many explicitly anti-racist people. People are rarely either racist or not-racist. Almost all of us fall along a spectrum.

On White Negroes, Jim Jones and “Sista” Rachel

Jim Jones and Rachel Dolezal

Sikivu Hutchinson: Although many commentators have drawn parallels between former Spokane NAACP head Rachel Dolezal’s passing-in-reverse minstrelsy and white pop culture icons, the historical example of Jim Jones and his Peoples Temple church is more germane.

Luckily Miami Beach Police Didn’t Call in an Air Strike

Miami Beach Police

Edward Wasserman: I don’t know on what planet it makes sense to prevent a reckless driver from hurting people by shooting him while he’s zipping along. Nor is it clear who’s being protected when police start blazing away after the car has stopped, possibly for good.

Gentrification – Racial Tension in the City

Gentrification

Scot Nakagawa: So you grow up in the burbs, attend better schools and enjoy other advantages as a result, and then decide that now that you’re a big wage earner, you’d rather live where the poor people are and push them to the places you’re abandoning because those neighborhoods make you “nauseated.”

#Cutthecheck Is Not A Movement!

Ferguson No Indictment

Jamala Rogers: The movement for social, political and economic justice is not for sale or trade. Gettin’ paid in dollars or recognition cannot be the motivating factors as to why people are in these democratic spaces.

How Hawaiʽi Sees Ferguson

Hawaii Police Practices

Michael Haas: If police forces throughout the country were to call upon the Honolulu Police Department for technical assistance, the situation in Ferguson might never have happened.

Miami Beach Police Use 124 Rounds to Kill Drunk Driver

Miami Beach Police Shooting

Edward Wasserman: The local legal system, it seems, was wholly incapable of responding to the panicky over-reaction, needless endangerment of onlookers, and staggering absence of command judgment that left Hérisse dead, instead of locked up in a drunk tank to await his hangover and an angry magistrate.