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Tag: 2020 Uprisings

David Hogg and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discuss replacement theory, the gunman’s manifesto, and how we organize against violent white supremacy.

David Hogg, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

The militarization of gun culture in the United States reflects an increasingly energetic defense of white rule.

Chad Kautzer

Imagining a more just society.

Derecka Purnell
Activist Derecka Purnell interviews historian Elizabeth Hinton about her new book, America on Fire, and how the label “riot” discredits Black political demands.
Derecka Purnell, Elizabeth Hinton

In the 1974 cult-classic teleplay Penda’s Fen, the past holds the key to escaping the catastrophic present.

Andy Battle
As a space for democratic deliberation and decision-making, the jury box still has the potential to shift the criminal legal system. But, first, we must change who is able to serve on a jury.
Sonali Chakravarti

A culture of protest takes hold in 1960s LA.

Robin D. G. Kelley

Talk of American freedom has long been connected to the presumed right of whites to dominate everyone else.

Jefferson Cowie

A transcript of our panel discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Cornel West, Brandon M. Terry, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Robin D. G. Kelley, Elizabeth Hinton

On the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, it is clear that white supremacy sustains the U.S. nuclear arsenal. 

Elaine Scarry
Policing is not the only kind of state violence. In the mid-twentieth century, city governments, backed by federal money, demolished hundreds of Black neighborhoods in the name of urban renewal.
Brent Cebul

The McCloskeys are also only a symptom of how racism is served by private property.

Walter Johnson

In many states, legal regimes sanction the predictable murder of innocent black men. Justice will not be served until the law changes.

Joseph Margulies
Sociologist Alex Vitale explains how the U.S. policing crisis begins with politics—the decision to embrace neoliberal austerity and to turn the social problems it creates over to police.
Scott Casleton, Alex Vitale
Success in transforming the criminal justice system will depend on convincing judges to shift how they relate to—and rely upon—police in their criminal courtrooms.
Matthew Clair

We must reject the current legal regime under which resisting arrest is so widely accepted as a justification for police brutality and officer shootings.

Jodi Melamed, Lisa Cacho

The link between modern policing and the U.S. national security state means they will have to be democratized together.

Andrew Lanham
As post-Katrina New Orleans illustrates, even ambitious attempts to reform police leave intact the structures of racial violence. Worse yet, such efforts drain public money that could instead have been invested in caring for communities.
Lydia Pelot-Hobbs
We need not wait for Congress or the Supreme Court. State attorneys general and city law departments can—and should—lead the charge themselves.
Alex Reinert

Through online fan communities and digital platforms like TikTok, popular music is finding powerful new ways to shape everyday activism, protest, and resistance.

Byrd McDaniel
In order to achieve lasting change, we must focus on systemic problems across the criminal justice system. That includes holding prosecutors accountable, not just police.
Joanna Schwartz, Kate Levine
“This sudden attention to the ongoing grief of black life can also feel like a slap in the face. Didn’t you notice we were dying?”
Marina Magloire

White gay men and trans women of color often have little in common.

Joseph J. Fischel

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