Militarized federal interventions can actually escalate conflict and often leave the underlying causes of protests or crime unresolved.
When NBA players refused to take the court, athlete activism escalated to a new level.
Historically, police have used their legal authority to protect businesses and private property over the working class.
Research suggests vigilantism doesn't arise from an absent or weak government, but rather when the very principles that make up a government and its people themselves seem to be changing.
The police killing of João Pedro Mattos Pinto, a 14-year-old Black Brazilian in Rio de Janeiro, unmasked the scope of police brutality amid a pandemic and led to an unprecedented court decision.
After the civil rights movement, White people in the U.S. were still widely uncommitted to systemic solutions and policies to support racial equality. Although attitudes have shifted since, it’s not enough for transformative change.
The Eastern Band of Cherokees is applying lessons from the pandemic to help them fight addiction in their community.
Surveys show that, rather than reflexively voting Democratic, young Black voters are pessimistic any Democrat can make a difference.
Shirley Chisholm and other Black women have set their eyes on the Oval Office for 50 years. Now it’s within reach.
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