Helping people secure due process in the courts is a noble goal. But the problem with crowdfunding campaigns is that they largely operate as popularity contests.
We need a richer account of democracy within which to locate the Voice, to lift the quality of public debate about it.
Anti-racist programs and fines have failed to end racism in European soccer. Part of the problem is that Black players have little representation higher up the sport’s hierarchy.
Harry Belafonte spent much of his life supporting youth-led movements that fought against racial injustice. A historian explains how.
Shielding police from accountability can only lead to more brutality, misconduct – and multimillion-dollar settlements.
We often talk about the American political landscape as if it were a line – Democrats on the left, Republicans on the right. Two political scientists say that view doesn’t reflect reality.
This whirlwind tour of social history describes how infectious diseases have shaped humanity at every stage. It suggests reducing inequality will give us our best chance of surviving future plagues.
The word ‘woke’ has increasingly become caught up in the rhetoric of the culture war. But debates around wokeness and what it means are drawing attention away from the real issues.
Populism has been unleashed. We’re beyond the stop-gap measures of small-step reform or pragmatic centrist liberalism. What’s next? We’re about to find out.
Police brutality disproportionately affects Black communities and can cause numerous adverse effects, including depression, anxiety and trauma.
In the face of violent crime, both real and imagined, too many U.S. police forces adhere to racist philosophies about rooting out ‘internal enemies’ as they did hundreds of years ago.
The death of a Black motorist after a beating by five Black Memphis police officers has triggered national outrage over police brutality and systemic racism with the U.S. criminal justice system.
In the age of the Black Lives Matter movement, Basquiat’s work is more relevant than ever. It highlights racial inequality and violence against racialized people.
New research shows police budgets have continued to increase in all major Canadian cities in the aftermath of the defund the police movement.
The classic Marvel comic book anti-hero is known for ultra-violence and vigilante justice: why is he so appealing to law enforcement?
Black Twitter is often the preferred forum for candid and authentic Black-centered discussions on police brutality. Without it, holding police accountable may become even more difficult.
The comic offers important ways of criticising those in power. Trevor Noah is superb at it.
Reaction to criticism of the monarchy shows that universities need to do much more to support racialized faculty and staff.
Digital activists are targeted for their work on intersectional issues. But they have developed strategies to deal with online and offline hate.
New research on police departments across the country reveals a significant link between the use of fatal force and college education – the more educated are less likely to use it.