Some school districts are starting to remove police. A team of researchers explains why that could be a welcome trend.
Algorithms can take much of the hard work out of tough decisions. But to avoid problems like the Robodebt debacle or unfair parole rulings, we need to ensure machines operate with human-like ethics.
Protests don't simply turn violent because people have "nothing to lose". Police behaviour and group psychology also plays a part.
That George Floyd died at the hands of four police officers is uncontested, but interpretations of his death and its aftermath differ greatly. The result is two starkly opposed narratives.
By filming everyday acts of racism, today's Black Lives Matters activists are using an old strategy in a new media age.
Corporate support for the protests against institutional racism in the US signals the rise of 'political corporate social responsibility'.
Australia has a mandatory legal review of every death in custody. But the system itself often prevents families from speaking out – a significant barrier to getting justice.
Through exhaustion at racial injustice, Black Lives Matter protesters can glimpse a better future.
As Australians gear up to protest police violence against Indigenous people, an infectious diseases expert looks at how to manage the risk of COVID-19.
As the US continues to protest the death of George Floyd, Australia is choosing not to look at the hundreds of Indigenous deaths in custody here.
African Americans have long taken to the streets to protest against racial injustice. While some progress has been made, police violence remains an ever-present reality.
Opinions about demonstrations are formed in large part by what people read or see in the media. This gives journalists a lot of power when it comes to driving the narrative.
Black lives are further in peril in a time of COVID-19. Subject to death on both the public health and policing fronts, we will not be silent.
From Super Bowl ads to Netflix documentaries, the complicated issues of criminal justice are portrayed in simplistic and highly political ways.
From anti-war demonstrations to the latest women's march, 2020 is already shaping up to be a big year for protests in the US. Journalists will pick which messages get heard.
Without implying that Don Cherry is deserving of a second chance given his track record, it wouldn't be a bad thing if bridged differences resulted in redemption instead of cancellation.
The National Basketball Association's difficulty dealing with a tweet in support of Hong Kong protesters shows the challenges of having values and expanding into new markets.
The Canadian election has been dominated by old pictures of Justin Trudeau wearing blackface. Instead of focusing on Trudeau's poor behaviour, a larger discussion is needed to act on systemic racism.
A sociologist spent time as a volunteer firefighter – and learned more about how institutional culture can shape a person's behavior.
With her writing, and her work as a publisher, Morrison brought the African-American experience to the fore in the US and around the world.