There is currently a roiling debate in the United States over whether police departments should be disbanded and replaced with civic structures that better serve their communities.
It’s time we stop lying to ourselves. The lying has gone on much too long and every time the lie is repeated, we are all the worse for it. The lie is that in America, everyone is equal under the law. It’s time to pull back the curtain on this lie, but in order to
All oppressed people know this feeling. Tevye expressed it best in “Fiddler on the Roof” when he said there are times “when our hearts lie panting on the floor.” Atatiana Jefferson’s murder by Aaron Dean, a White police officer, in Fort Worth, Texas, on Oct. 11 has created one of those times. It is clear
For People of Color, the past three and one-half years of slogging through Donald Trump’s America have brought many new realizations about some age-old problems. Racism and bigotry have existed since the first Africans set foot in English speaking North America 400 years ago. During our long, agonizing trek through the pages of U.S. history,