Restructuring policing in ways that matter will take years, and many more Confederate monuments remain standing than have come down. But in these past few earth-shaking months, one change has advanced with startling speed: All this social upheaval has suddenly and widely restored a capital B to the word “Black.”
By Nell Irvin Painter
The increased peril Blacks seem to face in gentrification pressure areas reveals a troubling relationship between policing and the protection of white property values.
By Henry Louis Taylor Jr.
When people dismiss abolitionists for not caring about victims or safety, they tend to forget that we are those victims, those survivors of violence.
By Derecka Purnell
The black people I come from were owned and raped by the white people I come from. Who dares to tell me to celebrate them?
By Caroline Randall Williams
Buffalo’s insecurity and paranoia over its national image are well-known. But now it might actually do some good after Cariol Horne made the rounds of network TV and radio shows in recent days, from CNN and CBS to “The Breakfast Club,” the nationally syndicated radio show.
By Rod Watson
Planners and urbanists, it’s time to reckon with the racism rampant in city building. Here are four actions to take.
By Amina Yasin