racism

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How policing’s new digital tools paste a data-based veneer over old systemic problems of discrimination

If America is to learn how to police better, it actually must learn how to police less. So argues author and University of Texas at...

Remembering King in this year to end systemic racism, defeat White supremacy, and achieve a racially just country

The commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s holiday resonates differently this year. The celebration of perhaps the most important civil rights leader in...

‘Caste,’ an election and the resonance of racism below the surface of liberal, progressive America

Review: Caste– The Origins of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson, 2020, 475 pp., Random House As the razor-edged finale to a presidential election riven by ambiguity reaches...

The urgency of police reform made clearer still by new revelations in the case of Breonna Taylor killing

The new release of taped grand jury deliberations in the still-murky case of Breonna Taylor, the innocent 26-year-old Black woman brutally gunned down by...

Why plans by Austin and other cities to reimagine public safety don’t literally intend to ‘Defund the Police’

The Austin City Council’s recent decision to reduce the police department’s budget by about 5 percent represents an opening salvo in national efforts to...

Texas Gov. Abbott’s “Back the Blue” pledge to seize Austin’s police department is a return to Jim Crow

In March 1956 the elected leaders of the Southern states pledged to defend school segregation, despite civil rights pressures and Supreme Court rulings demanding...