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AN OPEN MEMO TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS: Police kill unarmed black male

A couple of months ago I wrote about the police killing of Walter Scott, an unarmed black male … Read More

TALKING ABOUT RACE: Don’t avoid it.

Talking about race is not white America’s strong suit. I taught a course on racism and ethnic relations for the … Read More

UNARMED BLACK MAN KILLED BY POLICE…IS THIS TIME DIFFERENT?

*For a look at the patterns that have emerged in the police shootings of unarmed black … Read More

RACE AND GUNS: Racial profiling and carrying a weapon

White men go shopping with their guns and express their rights; black men get assaulted carrying a permitted … Read More

RACISM AND THE POLICE: The Shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson

*For a look at the patterns that have emerged in the police shootings of unarmed black citizens since the shooting … Read More

MASS INCARCERATION: DATA, TRENDS, AND COMPARISON

Staggering rates of mass incarceration are impacting minority communities disproportionally and it is the consequence of … Read More

THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF RACE: BLURRY DISTINCTIONS AND CHANGING CATEGORIES

The social construction of race is made evident when we see how the boundaries and distinctions that supposedly distinguish … Read More

ON MLK DAY 2014, WHAT HAS CHANGED? NOT ENOUGH.

Unfortunately, for many Americas, the perception may be that the person and issues behind the holiday honoring the birth of … Read More

RACIAL PROFILING: HOW HARD IS IT FOR A WHITE MAN TO GET ARRESTED?

Without doing any quantitative analysis, I would bet that the vast majority of articles (academic and otherwise) that discuss racial … Read More

SHOPPING WHILE BLACK: LAUGHING AT THE ABSURDITY

In my last post, I looked at several cases of racial profiling of black Americans while they … Read More