Peace and Justice

Trying to Be a Proud Latina When People Prefer Whiteness—Even in My Mother’s Homeland
by Stephanie Jimenez
For people of color to be seen as fully American, we are often forced to denounce parts of our identities.
Why Defending Human Rights Is Women’s Work
by Rucha Chitnis
“It is important to celebrate these women who are building a more peaceful world that is open, just, and filled with love.”
6 States With Criminal Justice Reform Wins to Celebrate
by Jaime Alfaro, Araz Hachadourian, Christa Hillstrom
In Oregon, incarcerated women stay connected with their children through special visitations and virtual parent-teacher conferences.
If We’re Honest, We All Know Trump’s America
by Robert Jensen
Trump articulates ideas that are closer to what is considered “normal” in the United States than many of us are willing to acknowledge.
20 Ways to Take a Bigger, Louder Stand in the Post-Election World
by Nina M. Flores
Many of us are rekindling our activist spirit knowing that the next four years will require everyone to act.
How to Attempt Racial Healing—Even During a Trump Presidency
by Zenobia Jeffries
America’s past truth and reconciliation processes show us what works.
How Cities Can Protect People Threatened By Trumpism
by Arun Gupta
Cities can offer shelter and protection to their vulnerable citizens and become a place progressives can exert real power.
The Myth of Bipartisanship—It’s Time to Get Tough With the Right
by Sean McElwee
Politics is not a parlor game where good manners always win out. It involves questions of power and privilege, which cannot be solved merely with bipartisan brunches.
The Call to “End the War on Black Lives” Starts With Accountability
by Zenobia Jeffries
Next year, the DOJ will collect nationwide data on police shootings and other violent encounters with the public. Is that enough progress?
Millions of Women Know Sexual Trauma—Thanks to Trump, They’re a Voting Bloc
by A.C. Shilton
The 76 million women who have been oppressed by rape culture and sexual trauma may turn out with surprising force on November 8.
My Brush With Terrorism Helped Me Find My Courage
by Simon Okelo
Sometimes it seems that the world is responding to violence only with violence, but there are other possibilities.
Why the Founder of Standing Rock Sioux Camp Can’t Forget the Whitestone Massacre
by Ladonna Bravebull Allard
We must remember we are part of a larger story. We are still here. We are still fighting for our lives on our own land.
Watch: A Year After Freddie Gray, Baltimore Is Still Rising
by Melissa Hellmann
Tired of waiting for outside help, grassroots organizations are generating resources from within the African American community.
After the Violence and Videos, Therapists Learn to Treat Racial Trauma
by Jaime Alfaro
From specialized clinics for African Americans to social media events that take the shame out of sharing, there's a movement to heal the psychological scars of racism.
Fear: What Police Reform Doesn’t Address
by Zenobia Jeffries
The most effective reforms are the ones that build community trust between citizens and the police that serve them.