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Racial Profiling

Colleges Trying To Find Ways To Deal With Racial Incidents

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials were slow to handle racial incidents at the University of Missouri, and that contributed to protests, a student hun...

A Call for All Movements to Unite Against the Corruption of Our Democracy

Beth Green | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Beth Green

At no time in recent history have we more needed leadership to counteract the seemingly relentless movement away from decency, honesty and civil liber...

National Security (2015), Military Necessity (1942)

Holly Yasui | Posted 11.30.2015 | HuffPost Home
Holly Yasui

Excluding any persons on the basis of race and/or national origin does not make us more secure, but on the contrary undermines the very foundations of our country that make us strong.

Chicago Rarely Penalizes Officers For Complaints, Data Shows

New York Times | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.20.2015 | Black Voices

In 18 years with the Chicago Police Department, the nation’s second-largest, Jerome Finnigan had never been disciplined — although 68 cit...

Putting Faces On the Immigration Debate: The Cortes Family and Ted Roach's '120 Days'

Sezin Koehler | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact
Sezin Koehler

Miguel Cortes was detained for a full week at Wake County Jail without proper access to a telephone or lawyer, and was poised to be deported in chains with a group of others when a friend of the family in Raleigh posted his bail of $5,000.

My White Neighbor Thought I Was Breaking Into My Own Home And Called The Cops

The Washington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.18.2015 | Black Voices

On Sept. 6, I locked myself out of my apartment in Santa Monica, Calif. I was in a rush to get to my weekly soccer game, so I decided to go enjoy the...

A White Girl's Take on Police Shootings

Melissa McCarty | Posted 11.17.2015 | Crime
Melissa McCarty

Fear is the primary cause of increased officer involved shootings. The growing social uprising is from mounting resentment towards law enforcement wit...

I Was Arrested Just for Being a Black Trans Woman

Meagan Taylor | Posted 11.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Meagan Taylor

As a Black trans woman, I am used to unfair and discriminatory treatment, but this was extra upsetting because we were paying customers at a hotel and on our way to a funeral. I felt like I had no rights.

Hungry for Human Rights

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 11.09.2015 | College
Dr. Cindi Love

On November 9, 2015, Jonathan L. Butler, 25, a University of Missouri student in Columbia, MO was seven days into a hunger strike. His goal was to bring attention to deeply entrenched racism on campus and the lack of accountability for the problem by the president of the university.

A Conversation with Freeway Ricky Ross on His Latest Run-in with Police and Race Relations in America

Seth Ferranti | Posted 11.05.2015 | Crime
Seth Ferranti

When I read that Freeway Ricky Ross, a former Los Angeles crack kingpin, was arrested late last month with $100,000 cash, my heart skipped a beat.

Clinton To Begin Criminal Justice Roll Out In Atlanta

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will in the coming days outline what her campaign describes as an "extensive agenda" of crimin...

911 Calls Released In John Henson's Alleged Racial Profiling Incident

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 10.28.2015 | Black Voices

Audio of 911 calls released last week suggests that Milwaukee Bucks player John Henson may have been denied service at an area jewelry store earlier t...

Policing Schools and Dividing the Nation

Anindya Kundu | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Anindya Kundu

If school disturbances cannot be subdued by teachers, but rather require officers to control them, the climate of a school is bound to be bleak. If students are forced to witness these events in schools, resentment towards law enforcement is bound to form at an early onset.

Obama On Racial Profiling: I've Been Pulled Over For No Reason, Too

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

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As More Groups Acknowledge Need for Criminal Justice Reform, We Must Also Undo the Damages of the Past

Nick Malinowski | Posted 10.27.2015 | Crime
Nick Malinowski

Justice does not arrive simply by acknowledging mistakes and empowering the same people who implemented the corrupt system we are now bemoaning as the central agents of reform. We must also have reparations for those who have been harmed.

NYTimes Op-Ed: Videos Change The Game For Police Brutality

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 10.27.2015 | Media

The ability to capture police brutality on video is helping to change the paradigm of police behavior in America, but some politicians conti...

'Driving While Black' Is Real, Study Finds

The New York Times | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.25.2015 | Politics

Rufus Scales, 26 and black, was driving his younger brother Devin to his hair-cutting class in this genteel, leafy city when they heard the siren&rsqu...

Kentucky Prosecutor Basically Confirms Racial Profiling In Open Court

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 10.20.2015 | Latino Voices

WDRB 41 Louisville News Oldham Co. Kentucky Attorney John Carter is facing criticism for a statement in which he appeared to suggest being Hi...

'Sanctuary Cities' Bill on Senate Floor Is Unsafe and Unwise

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The truth is that anti-immigrant groups are less concerned about public safety and more concerned with reducing overall levels of immigration, particularly people of color.

Can We Talk? Some Tough Love Steps to Ending Racism in Our Time

Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner

Ultimately, this is the first important step on the way toward ending racism: recognizing that every person born of any race or background is created in the image and divinity of God, and their lives matter to God and must matter to me.

Some D.C. Businesses Are Abusing A Safety Program To Racially Profile People

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 10.15.2015 | Technology

A community initiative that was intended to prevent crime in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., is being used to identify and target bl...

Bill Aimed At Curbing Racial Profiling Signed Into Law In California

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics

California police will have to publicly report race and other demographic characteristics of any person stopped by officers under a new law intended t...

Introducing The Perfect Smartphone For Filming Police Brutality

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.05.2015 | Comedy

Is your phone nearly dead because you've spent all day filming racially motivated activity by the police? Ours too!  But not to worry, Funny or D...

Regina and I Take It On, Part 3: Violence Across Communities, Media Complicity, and Finding Common Ground

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 10.02.2015 | Black Voices
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Learning how to talk to each other in ways that are productive and respectful seems an essential skill in our modern times, particularly on the subject of race.

I Don't Shave Because I'm A Woman. I Shave Because I'm Brown.

Nadya Agrawal | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
Nadya Agrawal

If I have to sacrifice a lofty feminist ideal to feel more comfortable, I'm going to do it. It's not a perfect solution, and I hope one day I won't feel unsafe just because my body hair is visible. But until then, I'm going to keep tweezing, plucking, and waxing my way to acceptance.