Black parents cannot afford for their children to break or even bend certain rules.
Unrest in the US looks familiar to Latin Americans, who are accustomed to resisting undemocratic governments – and to their protest movements being met with violent suppression.
History will cast a long shadow over Donald Trump’s first campaign rally since the pandemic began.
From the earliest days of the anti-slavery movement, Black religious leaders have infused the fight for civil rights with spirituality.
Going to a protest may increase your risk of COVID-19. But calling out the structural racism that takes black lives and affects health outcomes for people of colour is also vital.
To use body cameras effectively, police need to be guided by law, not policy.
Like the COVID-19 pandemic we’re facing, racism is present in every nook and corner of this planet.
Though often seen as socially conservative, the Catholic church has a strong progressive strain that can be traced back 50 years to Latin America’s liberation struggles.
Why are so many people who have never protested before now joined in the fight against systemic anti-black racism?
The use of body cameras by police forces raises questions about surveillance, privacy and regulation.
Across the United States, police are shielded from both public and departmental accountability by multiple layers of contractual and legislative protections.
Police forces across the country now have access to surveillance technologies that were recently available only to national intelligence services. The digitization of bias and abuse of power followed.
Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’ to be painted on a street near the White House. The act would have been considered vandalism had it not been done by city workers.
Another world is possible when we defund and reimagine policing as we know it. A review of police budgets could mean more money towards community initiatives.
Research on excessive use of force by police and the sociological context and psychological characteristics of killer cops point to useful policy measures.
Recording and bearing witness to a Black person’s death from police violence is in itself traumatizing.
Britain’s heritage is steeped in the remnants and history of slavery, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it.
Many militia members have championed the importance of individual rights, but have also backed a president who is now threatening the kind of crackdown they fear.
Racism – and the chronic stress it causes – leads to poor health among African Americans. It may change the way genes are expressed, leading to increased levels of dangerous stress hormones.
There is no good police versus bad police. Police are police. They are the states’ organ of repression. There are a myriad of better scenarios than the current one.