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Very Online: Inside the Endless Post-Police Brutality Loop

We continue treading the same digital footsteps, hoping that, maybe, this time, it’ll make a difference.

Beyond Moral Purity: Non-white Leftists Are Some of the Most Engaged Political Citizens

They aren’t “doing nothing” to stop Trump—rather, they’re working to better our communities through other means. Read more »

Abby Johnson Is Hiding Her Racism behind Her Black Son

“Statistically, my brown son is more likely to commit a violent offense over my white sons, okay?” Read more »

Why Is Activism Reserved for White Moms?

Black mothers have long been doing the work. Read more »

A Season in Hell: Amazon’s New Series “Paatal Lok” Is a Cop Drama for Our Times

The show is singularly unsparing in its depiction of modern Indian life. Read more »

Empty Endorsements: Supporting Bad Policing Is a Bipartisan Effort

Democrats and Republicans continue to agree on policing—namely, sharing the belief that cops keep Americans safe. Read more »

Pushing for More Women in the Police Force Is a Cop Out

Women are subsumed into the culture of policing rather than standing against it. Read more »

“Athlete A” Reveals How Police Fail Sexual Assault Victims

Athlete A neglects to mention that the police misconduct apparent in the handling of the Larry Nassar case is indicative of a disease infecting all of law enforcement. Read more »

Even in Death, Breonna Taylor Is Being Disrespected

 It’s painful to think that a cute internet joke is needed to rile people up after the death of a Black woman. Read more »

Revisiting “Watchmen,” a New Kind of Superhero Epic

In Watchmen, as in the real world, the efficacy of law and justice is consistently betrayed by their racist foundations. Read more »

Free Radicals: Abolition’s Roots in Healing Are a Key to Its Future

Abolition is, at its core, about creating new worlds. Read more »

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