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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#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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To Read: “I’m a black ex-cop, and this is the real truth about race and policing”

…70 percent of officers are highly susceptible to the culture in a given department. In the absence of any real effort to challenge department cultures, they become part of the problem. If their command ranks are racist or allow institutional racism to persist, or if a number of officers in their department are racist, they…

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