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We cannot simply put the past behind us. The framework of transitional justice offers a promising path forward.
This conversation is the tenth in the series, Trench Democracy: Participatory Innovation in Unlikely Places.
Albert W. Dzur
Opponents often associate racism with ignorance. But intelligent people promote oppression through colorblindness.
Racism ensures that blacks are vastly more likely than whites to be imprisoned. However, there is more to the story.
One report on purported elder abuse describes victims as dependent captives “in highly sexualized environments.”
We need to turn to the economic violence that attends police violence.
One of the many disturbing dimensions of Freddie Gray’s death after riding in a Baltimore Police van is how little the public knows about the circumstances.
Body cameras and camera phones are constrained by different policies and laws.
Federal courts have been busy scrutinizing the government’s handling of immigration.
Republicans are right to obstruct funding for DHS—but they're doing it for the wrong reasons.
Even if Obama's immigration measure gets past procedural obstacles, it may be quickly revoked.
Tragically, it may be unrealistic to expect Americans—including police—to ignore race.
Richard T. Ford
We should celebrate the actual King and his radicalism rather than the inoffensive persona created to serve the status quo.
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William Callison, Quinn Slobodian
Charles Sabel, David G. Victor
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