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Not all queer people decide to come out, and that should be OK

When it comes to coming out, the biggest myth is that the experience fits a single stereotype: tears streaming down your face; a tough conversation; …

The discomfiting truth about white feminism: Meryl Streep, Amy Poehler & the movement’s long history of racial insensitivity

If true gender equality is the goal, then it’s time for white feminists to reckon with their ongoing mistakes<p>After a very unfortunate joke about pedophilia and Blue Ivy Carter in the opening show of a new series produced by Amy Poehler, I waited for white feminists to speak up. I waited for my …

Feminism

Crockett: ‘Difficult People’ joke exemplifies exclusive nature of ‘white feminism’ - The Daily Orange - The Independent Student Newspaper of Syracuse, New York

What if Sandra Bland had blue eyes and blonde hair? If Kylie Jenner called out Amandla Stenberg for taking a photo appropriating Armenian culture, …

Tamir Rice Case: No Hard Evidence Found That Cop Ordered Boy to Raise Hands

Investigators have found no hard evidence a Cleveland police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun ordered him to raise his hands before opening fire.<p>Documents released Saturday by the prosecutor handling the racially charged case detail the moments before the brief, …

Special Education

Tamir Rice: Two Reports Conclude Officer's Shooting Was Justified

The Ohio prosecutor gathering evidence in the fatal police shooting of Tamir Rice released two reports Saturday that conclude the officer was justified in shooting the 12-year-old.<p>The separate reports — conducted by a retired FBI agent and by a prosecutor in Denver — were released by the Cuyahoga …

U.S. Department of Justice

Here's How Police Could End Up Making Body Cameras Mostly Useless

Moments before he died, Charly Keunang took a swing at a cop. This wasn't an ordinary jab or hook. In cell phone video filmed by a bystander in March, the 43-year-old homeless man can be seen spinning toward a group of Los Angeles police officers, arms flailing. He looks more like the Tasmanian …

Law Enforcement

Brown signs legislation to protect minorities from racial profiling and excessive force

In the wake of national public anger over killings by police in New York, Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere, landmark California legislation to protect minorities from racial profiling and excessive force won Gov.<p>Jerry Brown's signature Saturday.<p>At the same time, the governor issued a blunt warning …

Black Lives and the Death of a Culture

This isn’t about cops. It isn’t even about slavery and white privilege -– though liberals would like it to be. It’s about policies that have …

The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

American politicians are now eager to disown a failed criminal-justice system that’s left the U.S. with the largest incarcerated population in the world. But they've failed to reckon with history. Fifty years after Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report “The Negro Family” tragically helped create this …

To This Day

Obama to visit federal prison in Oklahoma on Thursday

President Obama will visit a federal prison in Oklahoma on Thursday, White House officials said Friday, as part of his intensified push to overhaul the nation's criminal justice system.<p>The trip will be "the first visit by a sitting U.S. president to a federal prison," White House press secretary …

Sentencing Guidelines

Obama tells NAACP that justice reform is long overdue

PHILADELPHIA — President Obama called for an overhaul of the criminal justice system Tuesday, saying that the United States needed to reevaluate an “aspect of American life that remains particularly skewed by race and by wealth.”<p>The speech at the NAACP’s national convention, coming on the heels of …

Criminal Sentencing

Criminal justice reform is breaking down before our eyes

The right-left alliance on criminal justice seems to be breaking apart. Sentencing reform is stalled in the Senate. Conservative commentators are pronouncing ominously about a phantom crime wave. Donald Trump's old-fashioned, tough-on-crime presidential campaign is a smashing success.<p>In fact, there …

Criminal Sentencing

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Law Enforcement
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Professor: The mistake I’ve been making for 25 years — and how a ‘stupid’ e-mail made me realize it

Here is a rather unusual post, an admission of by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1992. Until about 2000, his research focused on the brain basis of learning and memory, and today, it concerns the application …

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