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.
A new book about George Floyd, the grandson of sharecroppers, murdered by a police officer in 2020, is a moving work of reportage and activism.
Has the defund the police movement had an impact in Canada? It depends on how you define success.
The greedy tendencies of police departments help illustrate why public police funding is a major problem today in Canada and the United States.
Long considered an arbiter of American fashion, Ralph Lauren has unveiled a clothing line targeting students at Black colleges.
The large budgets allotted for urban policing must be reconsidered so that communities can explore safer alternatives.
Solidarity must never be attempted through the erasure and homogenization of people’s lived experiences.
King saw parallels between the anti-colonial movement in Africa and the civil rights struggle in the US.
The continued reliance on outdated indicators of police performance reinforce conventional ideas of police sustainability rather than align with the concerns of “defund the police” advocates.
Police body-worn cameras increase disciplinary action against officers and reduce racial bias against citizen complainants, according to a recent study.
Minneapolis residents voted 56% to 44% against an amendment that would have transformed the city’s police. The reasons they did so are complicated, an expert writes.
Escaping slavery did not result in unconditional freedom.
Few people embody the contradictions of U.S. history like the author of the Star Spangled Banner, someone who denounced slavery as a moral wrong but rejected racial equality.
FBI statistics recorded a 30% rise in homicides in 2020. A criminologist helps break down what was behind the spike.
When there is nothing new to say, pegging news stories to the anniversaries of the deaths of Black Americans objectifies the victims and helps make violence ordinary.
The training center, which welcomed Rosa Parks and John Lewis before they became famous, still empowers and inspires marginalized Americans to use their own voices and talents.
Even famous Supreme Court rulings like Brown v. Board of Education haven’t necessarily pushed US society forward in a linear direction.
A single Tweet the day before she took over as dean of the College of Fine Arts at Howard University has led to calls for Phylicia Rashad’s ouster. A scholar on college deans weighs in on what’s next.
It’s tempting to see the sentencing of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd as an American phenomenon. But that is to ignore past and present injustice much closer to home.
The classic cop show is now a problematic genre, but if it can change, then perhaps real world policing can too.