In 2001, President Bush said of racial profiling, "It's wrong and we will end it in America." It hasn't ended, and the unwarranted stop and search of a prominent African-American minister in Torrence, CA, proves it.
Brave New's Cuéntame project is one of the leaders in the fight against Arizona's racist anti-immigrant law, which allows the targeting of anyone a police officer "reasonably suspects" is in the country without documentation.
Arizona's "ethnic studies bill" raises serious First Amendment concerns about government censorship of certain viewpoints, and threatens to chill the robust and free exchange of ideas by students and teachers.
The struggle to end America's disastrous war on drugs is a struggle for racial justice. How could it not be, given the extraordinary and disproportionate extent to which people of color are arrested, prosecuted and incarcerated for drug offenses?