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Articles in Race tagged with Power over Policing

Stuart Schrader

Its illegitimacy goes far beyond the war on drugs.

Nia T. Evans, Beth E. Richie, Erica R. Meiners, Gina Dent, Angela Y. Davis
The authors of Abolition. Feminism. Now. discuss why racialized state violence and gender-based violence have to be fought together.
Derecka Purnell, Nia T. Evans

Derecka Purnell discusses her new book Becoming Abolitionists, how she came to join the movement against policing and prisons, and what a just world looks like.

Derecka Purnell

Abolition is not only about eliminating the police, but imagining new systems that work to ensure a fair, equal society where there is no place for racism, ableism, or state violence.

Lily Hu

Studying the social world requires more than deference to data—no matter the prestige or sophistication of the tools with which they are parsed.

Matthew D. Lassiter
Detroit police killed hundreds of unarmed Blacks in response to the civil rights movement. Their ability to get away with it reveals why most of today’s proposals to make police more accountable are bound to fail, and how we can do better.
Michael Brenes
A century of failed liberal attempts at policing reform in Minneapolis supports the view that none of the city council’s current proposals will prevent there from being another George Floyd.
Robin D. G. Kelley
As a culture of protest took hold in 1960s LA, communities of color also prioritized a radical tradition of care, emphasizing mutual aid, community control, and the transformative power of art and politics.
Cornel West, Brandon M. Terry, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Robin D. G. Kelley, Elizabeth Hinton
A transcript of our panel discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement. 
Joseph Margulies
In many states, legal regimes sanction the predictable murder of innocent black men. Justice will not be served until the law changes.