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The Physics of Mass Gatherings and the Trump Inauguration

Jesse Silverberg | Posted 01.16.2017 | Home
Jesse Silverberg

Sometimes, things get out of control. Take, for example, mass gatherings.

Among The Thugs Again: The Mass Man Thug

Chris Fici | Posted 09.14.2016 | Home
Chris Fici

Our allegiance to what we think are sacred principles all too often leads us to the demonic and profane. Sports are no different.

25 Years Later, Crown Heights Continues to Heal

Carmelyn P. Malalis | Posted 08.21.2016 | New York
Carmelyn P. Malalis

Photo courtesy of This post is brought to you by Paula L. Sanders, a dedicated and long-serving member of the Commission's Communi...

The Problems I Have With The Black Lives Matter Movement

Rocco Papa | Posted 08.18.2016 | Home
Rocco Papa

Race riots erupted in the streets of Milwaukee, Wisconsin this weekend. 23-year-old Sylville Smith was shot and killed by a police officer. Smith had ...

Whither The Turner Diaries. So Much For The Revolution

Benjamin A. Davis | Posted 07.15.2016 | Home
Benjamin A. Davis

There are more of us who want peace than those who practice hate. The vile...

India Sentences 11 To Life In Prison For Massacre Of Muslims In 2002

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.17.2016 | Home

NEW DELHI, June 17 (Reuters) - An Indian court jailed 11 Hindus for life on Friday for the murder of dozens of Muslims during riots in Gujarat in 2002...

Rodney King Shared A Profound Lesson From The LA Riots Just Before His Death

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 05.02.2016 | Home

In 1992, Rodney King became a household name after he, a black man, was brutally beaten by four white Los Angeles police officers who were later found...

No Friend of Honor: Donald Trump and the Politics of Hate

Paola K Amaras | Posted 03.18.2016 | Home
Paola K Amaras

We need to understand something. This one-time joke has become a menace to society.

Despite Passage of Time, Rage in Baltimore Has Potential to Reheat | Posted 11.25.2016 | Home

The first of the police officers who were charged with Freddie Gray's death goes on trial at the end of November. The judge has imposed a gag order on all the participants. But it hasn't held back various voices from commentary on what went wrong and what could happen.

10 Years After The Riots, Paris Suburbs Are Still Seething

HuffPost France | Sara Elkamel | Posted 10.29.2015 | Home

Over the course of three weeks in the fall 2005, several neighborhoods in the suburbs of Paris and other major cities erupted in violence. The wave of...

10 Things I'm SO Tired Of Hearing (And Reading) About

Pat Gallagher | Posted 10.14.2016 | Home
Pat Gallagher

We all get tired of hearing about certain things that annoy us. The things on this list are bothering me ... a lot. For example, Scott Disick! Scream if you're tired of hearing about who this man is dating.

Stonewall: A Journey to the Past to Create a Future

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 08.26.2016 | Home
Kelsie Brynn Jones

The depiction of events at Stonewall in Emmerich's portrayal serves to add to the myriad of other productions and narratives which have sought to incorrectly portray Stonewall as a white gay male party -- and furthers the harmful view that transgender is a new phenomena.

50 Years Later: Racial Outrage and the Importance of the 1965 Watts Uprising

Shaun Ossei-Owusu | Posted 08.21.2016 | Home
Shaun Ossei-Owusu

As the country continues to deal with racial strife, fatal police encounters, and dogged economic inequality, the Watts protests has instructional value for advocates of racial justice and their adversaries. For the former, short-term improvements can prove to be fruitful and can be an important respite from the daily onslaught of racial oppression.

50 Years Later, These 8 Photos Of The Watts Riots Speak Volumes

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home

Los Angeles reached its boiling point on August 11, 1965. Racial tensions in the predominantly black and economically downtrodden neighborhood of Watt...

What Do You Call White Rioters? Anything But Thugs

Robert Greenwald | Posted 06.16.2016 | Home
Robert Greenwald

Young white people are seen as "kids," prone to make mistakes, well into their twenties. But a 12-year-old black kid is seen as a dangerous criminal once he is old enough to play alone in the park.

Can We Head Off a Long Hot Summer of Riots and Rebellion?

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
Peter Dreier

If the voices and concerns of ordinary Americans aren't at the center of this debate, we can expect the ticking time bomb of urban unrest to explode in more and more communities. Without major reforms, the recent upheavals in Ferguson and Baltimore may simply be a precursor to a wave of 21st century riots.

Bible, Baltimore and Beyond

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 05.18.2016 | Home
Howard J. Curzer

To paraphrase the Stark words from Game of Thrones, summer is coming. Ferguson and Baltimore are likely to be the beginning of a series of (looking for a neutral term here) conflicts. Thus, it behooves us to try to think about the recent events in Baltimore in clearheaded, non-partisan ways.

Why I Don't Riot, But Stand With Those Who Do

Jonathan Walton | Posted 05.15.2016 | Home
Jonathan Walton

With the sermon on the mount and the Beatitudes in mind, we have to ask ourselves. What would Jesus do if He lived today and His community was being oppressed and killed by those in power?

'Separate and Unequal': Revisiting the Kerner Commission

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 05.13.2016 | Home
Steven M. Gillon

Given the recent unrest in Ferguson and Baltimore, it's time to reignite the debate: Was the Kerner Commission prediction accurate: Have we become "two societies... separate and unequal?"

LGBT's: Don't Forget Riots Are What Got Us Here

Brandon Wallace | Posted 05.12.2016 | Home
Brandon Wallace

I am speaking to the LGBT people who are watching all of the latest events in America unfold. I just want to take this time to remind those LGBT folk that are so quick to condemn the riots in Baltimore that if it were not for rioting, we would not be where we are today.

Racial Segregation and the Baltimore Riots

Leland Ware | Posted 05.11.2016 | Home
Leland Ware

The April riots in Baltimore, Maryland, were shocking, but in retrospect, should not have been a surprise. The tensions between the police officers and African Americans living in segregated, inner-city communities have been festering for decades.

The Cognitive and Toxic Ecology of Impoverished Neighborhoods

Jonathan F.P. Rose | Posted 05.08.2016 | Home
Jonathan F.P. Rose

The riots in Baltimore revealed how deep the rifts are between prosperous and poor neighborhoods in most American cities. Is the American Dream large enough so that every one of its children has the opportunity to live in a safe, affordable home?

Baltimore Burning - Foreseen in the Data

Eric Lotke | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home
Eric Lotke

By 2005, people had been complaining about zero-tolerance and broken-windows policing for years. Even as politicians bragged about maintaining order, minority communities complained about being overpoliced and underprotected.

A Good Step in Baltimore, but Justice Has not yet Prevailed

Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W. | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home
Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

The decision by Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to charge six officers for the death of Freddie Gray, while important, is not the end of the process toward justice. Rather, it is just the beginning step.

Baltimore Rising: How the Fight of an Abandoned City Is Challenging America's Integrity

Julian Mitchell | Posted 05.04.2016 | Home
Julian Mitchell

Despite poetic mantras championing the American Dream and romanticized ideas of equality regarding race, gender and sexuality -- laws were not instituted to protect or factor morality.