George Floyd’s death sparked a movement.
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A political scientist says the protests against police violence that have swept the US signal welcome social change -- and could dramatically alter the work she's done for five years.
Black Lives Matters murals on boarded-up businesses in New York City.
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What will it take to change a brutal and militaristic style of policing in America? Political will.
Riot police in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Research shows how politics can easily halt reforms that require time to take effect.
When politicians win by stoking nationalism and isolationism, who will be brave enough to walk the harder path?
Police prepare for protests over the police shooting of Keith Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sept. 22, 2016.
Will the candidates acknowledge the Black Lives Matter platform during the debate in St. Louis? Millennial voters will be listening.
People risk being physically harmed during violent protests. But there is also an emotional element at play.
A rally outside Baltimore City Hall, July 27, 2016.
Violent cops are just playing by the rules American society has created for them. It's time to change the rules.
Dallas police pay their respects to fallen colleagues.
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An unfinished crime novel was a strange portent of recent events in Dallas.
Chicago Police Department officers walk down Michigan Avenue during a protest of last year’s shooting death of Laquan McDonald.
Reform of police departments must include a reexamination of why cops and civilians come in contact so frequently in the first place.
#WeStandWithMizzou activists join the movement.
Jackie Rehwald, Springfield News Leader
As the debate spreads from Missouri to universities across the country, insights from The Conversation's coverage of race on campus.
Amarion Allen, 11, stands in front of police in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug. 9, 2015.
Community policing efforts in New Haven and Gainesville offer a stark contrast to military-style policing.
Black colleges and universities exemplify the American ideals of civil rights and equality.
Historically black colleges account for only 3% of all colleges and universities. But, even today, 20% of black Americans earn their degrees at these schools.
Violence erupts again in Ferguson, Missouri.
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.
Letter from a Birmingham Jail - 1963
Jason C Tillmann
One year on from Ferguson, the message of Martin Luther King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail could not be more relevant.
Ken Kendricks Jr puts his hands together in prayer at a makeshift memorial to Michael Brown on August 22 2014.
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.
How are race discussions happening in classrooms and what is missing?
What is the experience of white students when racial issues are being taught in classrooms? Are we missing engaging an essential part of diversity?
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.
EPA/Stephen B. Morton
We still blindly accept the police accounts of their behaviour. Why?
When will they be reformed?
The Arab Spring began with a protest against police brutality. The dreams of those who took to the streets 4 years ago will not be realized until police forces change.
From hashtag to the streets.
The All-Nite Images
The public response to the murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner has been compared to the 1960s civil rights movement. There are many differences between what happened 50 odd years ago and today but…