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Protesters call for the arrest of an officer who shot dead unarmed motorist Terence Crutcher. REUTERS/Nick Oxford

Police shootings and race in America: Five essential reads

Protests erupted against the killing of black men by police in Tulsa and Charlotte. This roundup looks at research on racial violence and explains where there might be potential solutions.
Black students at University of Stellenbosch protest against the institutions’s language policy they say discriminates against them by favouring Afrikaans. Times Media/Adrian de Kock

Why Biko’s Black Consciousness philosophy resonates with youth today

Black youth are grappling with the question of the meaning of freedom in post-apartheid South Africa. They seek an antidote to their reality wherein blackness continues to be mocked and marginalised.
It may seem like photographer Greg Marinovich captured a bare landscape in his photos of Marikana, but the dreary photos are filled with haunting memories of the massacre that took place there. © Greg Marinovich

Marikana artwork provides a tool for conscientisation

The Marikana tragedy has dominated recent South African memory and produced many different aesthetic responses.
Violence erupts again in Ferguson, Missouri. Lucas Jackson/REUTERS

Why Ferguson erupts

Two criminologists long associated with the University of Missouri – St Louis dispel myths about Ferguson, a community that borders the campus, and explain what's behind the violent protests there.
Ken Kendricks Jr puts his hands together in prayer at a makeshift memorial to Michael Brown on August 22 2014. Adrees Latif/REUTERS

How Ferguson and #BlackLivesMatter taught us not to look away

A movement grew out of Michael Brown's death one year ago. The people in #BlackLivesMatter want us to fully witness violence against black youth. Their tools are cell phones and social media.
Dylann Roof appears in court. POOL New/ Reuters

Look for the patterns in Charleston

So long as we treat each mass shooting, each black death as an isolated tragedy, there's nothing we can do. Things can change if we look for the patterns.

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