Trump has managed to tap into the animosity and anger felt by most of the white population in America, fueling and nurturing it to his political advantage so that he is now within striking distance of being able to actually pursue an agenda of banning Muslims from the U.S. and retrogressing all the progress we had supposedly made over the last several decades.
It's not enough to support or favor police reform; we must demand it. We need to let politicians know - through letters, phone calls, email and faxes as well as visits to and pickets of their offices and ultimately at the polls - that there is a price to pay for failing to enact police reform, and we must be willing to make them pay it.
This year, as our communities get out the vote in the 2016 presidential elections, we keep in mind all these injustices that continue to plague black and immigrant communities.
A lot of President Obama's opponents have said that he is inciting racial tensions with the recent wave of high profile police shootings of young blac...
The decision by Frontline to focus on the brutality of a few rather than airing the many examples of how people are coming together to reduce police/community conflict is symptomatic of the larger media mindset in America, a very dangerous mindset.
Over 20 years ago, my friend and I were jogging in my suburban Philadelphia neighborhood, one in which rapid demographic changes had seen a mostly whi...
We caused those deaths, by our inaction, by our acquiescence in the maintenance of a social structure, by our active or passive maintenance of a national fabric that not only allowed, but supported the behavior that has inevitably brought us to the ugly place in which we now find ourselves.
Do you agree with the way the system as it currently is? If so, by definition, you are a racist because you are promoting the continuation of institutional racism. If not, then it's OK to admit it. Black lives should matter. And they don't.
When you say Blue Lives Matter you're saying that Black Lives don't because no one says Blue Lives Matter unless you're shouting down people fighting against police brutality and abuse of power.
To the misguided folks, who use legalized murder of black men as an opportunity to publicly chastise the black community, shame on you! Valid concerns or not, the timing of your crusade will never be appropriate.
I worry about taking up too much space in a debate that should be centered on the leadership of people of color, but I worry even more that we, as White people, have inherited the fire this time, and it is time to extinguish it from the inside.
The black man is no longer invisible in America. He is a moving target.
As long as the privileged aren't confronted with crime, poverty, economic deprivation or racism, it's far too easy to wash their hands of a responsibility all Americans should share, a more just society.
Writing used to be easy. Now, nothing seems easy. Leaning in, I just stare at the screen. Occasionally, I try to type something. Despite my desperati...
I have to admit, after the killing of two African-American men in Louisiana and in Minnesota, and then the deaths of five police officers in Dallas, I thought everything that could be said has already been said. We are beginning to sound like broken records.
The mass shootings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge this month make one fact plain: however powerful police might appear, they live or di...