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The Magical Thinking of Reformism
The Magical Thinking of Reformism

ABOLITION FOR THE PEOPLE

You can’t abolish systemic anti-Blackness and racial-colonial violence by protecting the system itself

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The logic of ‘reform’

Reformis best understood as a logic rather than an outcome: an approach to institutional change…


Reforms Are The Master’s Tools
Reforms Are The Master’s Tools

Abolition for the People

Reforms don’t create more just societies — just ones where more people of color are in charge of the violence

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Pocket change.

That was the difference between a cold bus ride or a freezing walk during…


No Justice, No Freedom
No Justice, No Freedom

Abolition for the People

President Clinton’s infamous 1994 crime bill is just one example of why reform never goes far enough — and often only exacerbates issues it’s meant to solve

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In 1994, New York State convicted me of a murder I didn’t commit. Like countless others…


Former Bad Boy rapper G-Dep, currently incarcerated, maintains that he and his fellow inmates still deserve humanity

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Since the beginning of the year, we’d all been in our day-to-day routine…

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