Black Lives Over Broken Windows: Challenging the Policing Paradigm
Like so many policies of the Right, broken windows policing is rooted in fear: fear of poverty, fear of youth, fear of unregulated sexuality and gender nonconformity, and deeply, at its core, a fear of Blackness.
Tracking Blackness: Q&A with Dark Matters Author Simone Browne
Simone Browne describes her new book, Dark Matters: On The Surveillance of Blackness, as a conversation between Black Studies and Surveillance Studies. Browne’s research shows that surveillance was an essential part of transatlantic slavery and to this day, communities of color are subject to intensive surveillance, both public and private.
Racial Double Standards in a Mass Shooting Threat Case
Jonathan Hutson's exposé on David Lenio and White Nationalism offers a uniquely first-hand look at how racial and religious double standards play out in the investigation and prosecution of threats of mass violence.
Beyond Trump: Disrupt, Defuse, Compete
To defeat the current upsurge in right-wing populism, progressives will need to disrupt, defuse, and – critically – compete for portions of its constituency.