Contrary to reports, most City Council members — who won by pledging to advance racial equity — tried to do the right thing, says Scott Shaffer.
Category: Race Relations
Community Land Trusts Could Help Heal Segregated Cities
The authors say could any process of municipal restoration, boosting mobility and redressing inequity could take a page from history.
The Role of Police in Gentrification
A lawsuit alleges Breonna Taylor died because Louisville was trying to arrest its way toward economic redevelopment. Research shows this is common, writes Brenden Beck.
UPRISING: The Attorney General Has Condoned an Extra-Judicial Killing
Because we are living in a burgeoning police state, those in power celebrated what sounded to many like a cold-blooded, extra-judicial hit job, writes Abby Zimet.
ELECTION 2020: Trump’s Law & Order Campaign Taps US Tradition of Racist & Anti-Immigrant Politics
Throughout this nation’s history, appeals to law and order have been as much about defending privilege as dealing with crime, writes Austin Sarat.
Why Police Unions Are Not Part of the American Labor Movement
Paul F. Clark says the strain between law enforcement and labor goes back to the origins of trade unions in the mid-19th century.
Kamala Harris’s Distinguished Career of Serving Injustice
The vice presidential hopeful’s record in California undermines her claim to progressive credentials, says Marjorie Cohn.
UPRISING: Urban Planning as Tool of White Supremacy – The Other Lesson from Minneapolis
The legacy of structural racism was laid bare at the intersection of Chicago Avenue and East 38th Street, writes Julian Agyeman.
The Long History of How Jesus Came to Resemble a White European
White, European representations of Christ are under renewed scrutiny during this period of introspection over the legacy of racism in society, writes Anna Swartwood House.
Protestantism’s Troubling History with White Supremacy in the US
The early leaders of the United States were steeped in a racial ideology of a divinely ordained Anglo-Saxon heritage, writes Tiffany Puett.