Articles in race tagged with 2020-uprisings

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.

Derecka Purnell Elizabeth Hinton

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

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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.

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Jefferson Cowie

In a political season of dog whistles, we must be attentive to how talk of American freedom has long been connected to the presumed right of whites to dominate everyone else.

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

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

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Brent Cebul

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.

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Walter Johnson

Photos of Mark and Patricia McCloskey waving guns at St. Louis Black Lives Matter protesters became instantly iconic. But the McCloskeys are also only a symptom of how racism is served by private property.

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Joseph Margulies

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

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Jodi Melamed Lisa Cacho

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

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Alex Vitale Scott Casleton

In this interview, sociologist Alex Vitale explains how the policing crisis in the United States begins with politics—the decision to embrace neoliberal austerity and to turn the social problems it creates over to police.