Police armored cars drive down a Baltimore street following the death of Freddie Gray in 2015.
The Baltimore Police Department is found to have violated the civil rights of poor blacks. A historian explains why those findings are eerily similar to how the city treated blacks in the 1800s.
If you can’t see it, does race not exist?
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Do academics need to change the way they teach race? What is the impact of students having been socialized to believe that “race doesn’t matter”?
Systems of oppression have much in common.
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Racial inequality in America has its parallel in caste inequality in India. What can the world’s two largest democracies learn from each other?
What are the limits to academic freedom?
Recent cases of tweets by a Boston University professor about racism and others have raised questions about what might be the limits to academic freedom.
Black students are more likely to get suspended for minor violations.
Black students get suspended or expelled at a rate three times greater than white students. The cost: they fall behind in school, and the cycle of poverty and failure is perpetuated.
The current climate is inviting us to conceive of Baltimore as an example of Italian legal philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s ‘state of exception’.
The current climate is inviting us to conceive of Baltimore not as a place where the law doesn’t work but, more radically, as an example of Italian legal philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s “state of exception”.
People of Baltimore rally after six officers were charged in the death of 25-year-old black man Freddie Gray.
America is a country with pockets of poverty with neighborhoods filled with unskilled workers with limited opportunities.
The subprime mortgage scandals hit Baltimore hard.
Predatory lending and the subprime mortgage crises as well as a history of economic injustice fueled the Baltimore protests.
Protesting in West Baltimore.
Freddie Gray had high levels of lead as a child, one of the environmental injustices suffered by poor and minority groups.
Just your everyday community police presence.
Provocative, violent and discriminatory policing has sparked riots in both the UK and America.
Finding drama in Baltimore riots.
The news media are a major presence in the Baltimore riots. Are they providing an accurate picture of what’s going on?
The house in which Freddie Gray grew up in the Baltimore neighbourhood of Druid Heights.
Kim Hairston, Baltimore Su
Racial segregation and poisonous living conditions played a large part in determining the young man’s fate.
Demonstrators attempt to keep protests calm during Baltimore demonstrations.
A panel of scholars comments on the origins and the implications of the violence in Baltimore.
A bit of crowd control – nothing heavy-handed.
Better handling of peaceful protests at the death of Freddie Gray might have prevented the riots.
Baltimore in flames.
Despite having a black police commissioner and mayor, Baltimore has become the latest focus of African-American anger at racist policing.