Keep Dallas in your thoughts.

Watching video of a mass shooting in your own city is strange and sad and difficult. Keep Dallas, and the DPD, and everyone who was at the protest in your thoughts. (The Dallas Morning News is providing fantastic coverage, with an understanding of the city often not found in national media, if you need an update.) Let’s…

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No Justice for Tamir Rice

A Grand Jury decided not to bring charges against the two police officers who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice last year. He was shot within a few seconds of the police car rushing up next to him, given no time to comply with an order if he was given one, and left to die without medical attention…

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Elizabeth Warren Knows Black Lives Matter

Did you catch Senator Warren’s speech on racial inequality Sunday? The Washington Post said it “was perhaps the most full-throated endorsement to date by a federal lawmaker for the ongoing protest movement” and I totally agree. She spoke the truth in a way that didn’t back down from inevitable criticism and didn’t downplay or ignore…

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NYT Editorial Board on Black Lives Matter

In “The Truth of ‘Black Lives Matter’” the New York Times Editorial Board gets it right. Chanting “black lives matter” at a protest doesn’t mean black lives matter more than other lives, but that historically they have mattered less and that horrific truth requires attention and change. “The Black Lives Matter movement focuses on the…

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#Ferguson, a year later

I don’t know what’s going on or why exactly or what the solution is, but SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE. Policing in our country has detoured into a scary place. I was going to write about something entirely different tonight, but then I opened Twitter and saw a bunch of tear gas, and reports of an…

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For the “All Lives Matter” Folks

This ChainsawSuit.com comic makes such a simple, but important point: “A year after Michael Brown’s fatal shooting, unarmed black men are seven times more likely than whites to die by police gunfire.” No one is saying white people aren’t killed by police. THEY ARE. But that’s another issue and it doesn’t help anyone to ignore…

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Double Standard: NYTimes reporting, black v. white

The New York Times reported on both the killing of Michael Brown by a police officer, and Dylann Roof’s mass-murder in a Charleston Church. Here’s how they talked about the young, black man shot in the street by a cop: And here’s how they described the young, white man who sat in a bible study group…

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