police

Cancel Check: “Cancel Culture,” Abolition, and the Meaning of Accountability

Why can’t we recognize “canceling” as a reckoning with power and justice?

Breonna Taylor, the Figurehead, the Martyr, the Product

Black women victims of police violence are treated as if they’re disposable, their names evoked only to sell magazines and increase social-media engagement. Read more »

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. Read more »

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 »

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