All news tagged with #Race Issues

Jon Jeter, USA 02/15/2018 0

From Malmstrom AFB to Charlottesville: Racism Metastasizes from Military to the Streets

Soldiers desensitized to violence often bring home the racism that was learned or deepened in overseas combat.
Thandisizwe Chimurenga, USA 02/13/2018 0

In NYC When Cops Backed Off, Crime Did Too

The choice to invest in punitive systems instead of stabilizing and nourishing ones does not make our communities safer. A living wage, access to holistic health services and treatment, educational opportunity, and stable housing are more successful in reducing crime than more police or prisons.
Thandisizwe Chimurenga, USA 02/10/2018 0

In the US it’s “Objectively Reasonable” for Cops to Kill Arrestees with Hands Up

Pressing for hate-crime or federal civil rights violations in the deaths of unarmed black people by police is somewhat of a staple in the arsenal of police-brutality activists. Unfortunately, the track record of success is all but nonexistent.
Jon Jeter, USA 02/07/2018 0

Obama, Being Black, Was Perfectly Suited to Deliver the Racist Message

As a result of his complexion, Obama was given a pass for his racial demagoguery, similar to conservatives forgiving Richard Nixon for his entreaties to China. In a sense, only the impeccably anti-communist Nixon could go to China and, in that same sense, only the phenotypically black Obama could safely disrespect blacks with such vitriol.
Thandisizwe Chimurenga, USA 02/04/2018 0

Holding Top Cops Accountable: When the Brass Lead by Bad Example

“Better training” is rarely, if ever, directed at those officers who have been on the streets for years, or those who are responsible for commanding other officers in the field.
Thandisizwe Chimurenga, USA 01/31/2018 0

Florida Prison Strike Focuses on Prison Slavery, Fair Treatment

When Florida prisoners say they want an end to prison slavery, they’re not being hyperbolic.
Alan Jenkins, USA 01/28/2018 0

Our President, the White Supremacist

The President of the United States is a white supremacist. He is not just a defender or apologist for bigots and hatemongers. He is one of them, and no one who’s been paying attention can be shocked to learn this.
Jessicah Pierre, USA 01/26/2018 0

America, Oprah is Not Your Savior

America has a history of looking to black women to save Americans from themselves — while not recognizing or respecting their efforts.
Christen A. Smith, USA 01/15/2018 0

The Fallout of Police Violence Is Killing Black Women Like Erica Garner

If the world is to truly begin to take steps to preserve black women’s lives, then we must take this into account in our discussions.
Thandisizwe Chimurenga, USA 01/07/2018 0

From Greensboro 1979 to Charlottesville 2017: Police Absent In Face Of White Supremacist Violence

A comprehensive, 219-page independent review led by a former U.S. Attorney concluded that law enforcement had “failed to ‘stand up’ to protect human life” during the August “Unite the Right” rally held at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.