A Political and Literary Forum
Voter ID laws burden minorities, but discrimination starts well before they reach the voting booth.
What if we use the history of slavery as a standpoint from which to rethink our notion of justice today?
Stop-and-frisk and broken-windows policing have ravaged black communities, treating everyone as criminals, while failing to make cities any safer. Now Trump wants to revive them.
Throughout the twentieth century, bipartisan consensus was that black youth were latent criminals in need of abundant policing.
Kelly Lytle Hernández
Many see gayness as inseparable from city life. But many LGBT Americans—particularly queer black folks—live in rural places. Their invisibility to the gay rights movement is a problem.
A Massachusetts high court ruling acknowledges that black men aren’t wrong for wanting to run from police.
Integration doesn’t guarantee equality or freedom.
The ideas in the movement’s new manifesto would enrich our practice of democracy.
Robin D. G. Kelley
On the cruelties the South doles out to animals, children, and black folks.
Debt still sends many people—especially black people—to jail.
Images of police violence against African Americans have a radical heritage.
Prosecutors are corrupting the intent of lynching laws.
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Andrew L. Croxford
Mariana Mazzucato, Rainer Kattel, Josh Ryan-Collins
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