A country that could actively contemplate atoning for plunder would be a very different nation than one we live in now. Kevin Drum offers an interesting, and familiar, rebuttal to the reparations argument:
Black poverty is fundamentally distinct from white poverty—and so cannot be addressed without grappling with racism. There have been a number of useful entries in the weeks since Senator Bernie Sanders
Under Jim Crow laws, black Americans were relegated to a subordinate status for decades. Things like literacy tests for voters and laws designed to prevent blacks from serving on juries were commonplace
On Monday, the retired four-star general and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly asserted that “the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War.” This was an incredibly stupid thing to say.
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
In this animated interview, the sociologist Bruce Western explains the current inevitability of prison for certain demographics of young black men and how it's become a normal life event. "We've chosen
A shocking number have been killed in encounters with police, in the year since Ferguson and in the years before. Thousands more have suffered subtler forms of discrimination in the criminal justice system,
(CNN) — After decades of failed policies, advocates and political leaders finally have swung open the door for fundamental reform in our criminal justice system. The U.S. Senate recently held a major and