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After unlearning my own childhood obsession with the police, I’m giving my child the tools to shape his own worldview

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The year is 2020. As usual, the news is on in our home, providing a background ambiance for our daily lives. The reporter, a White woman who is almost in tears, describes the latest developments in the murder of Breonna Taylor.


Los Angeles County’s Measure J is an idea everyone should study

“Measure J, or the Budget Allocation for Alternatives to Incarceration Charter Amendment, is the best kind of legal looting. It’s a cornering and voter-forced reallocation of at least 10% of…


Despite marching and renaming streets in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, most resist the movement’s progressive proposals to address police violence, instead opting for centrist measures that do little

From left: Mayors Keisha Bottoms, London Breed, Michael Hancock, Lori Lightfoot. Photos: Paras Griffin, Jonathan Daniel, Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post/Getty Images

America is tired. Black people who carry its weathered bones have outstretched their limbs to every corner of the country, digging their nails in the dirt, demanding America reckon with its brutal past and brutal present. Tens of millions of people have participated in Black Lives Matter protests within the past few months, making it one of the largest movements in U.S. history.

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