Tag Archive: police brutality

Mother’s Day.

Today is Mother’s Day, a day in which many in the US spend time, celebrate, or remember their mothers. For some, this is a happy day spent with family and gifts for mom.… Continue reading

All Lives Matter and Black on Black Crime.

I’ve written about how saying “all lives matter” in response to #BlackLivesMatter is nothing more than a distraction before and that’s still true. Saying that ‘all lives matter’ doesn’t really seem to accomplish… Continue reading

Voting Rights Act of 1965

A little over 50 years ago in August 1965, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law and thus enforcing the fifteenth amendment and banning discriminatory practices used in many states to… Continue reading

White Fear.

Just in the last few days, I’ve written about the Black Panther Party, the Young Lords in New York City, and the Brown Berets – all groups that fought for justice and against… Continue reading

Brown Berets.

This weekend has been a snowball of learning (for me) about revolutionary groups from the 1960s and 70s – the Black Panther Party, the Young Lords, and now the Brown Berets. Learning about… Continue reading

Black Panther Party.

Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is a full length documentary about the Black Panthers – a party that seems to be eagerly demonized within white America. The documentary goes through the party’s… Continue reading

The Whole Damn System is Guilty as Hell

Lately I’ve been thinking about the phrase ‘the whole damn system is guilty as hell’ and just how true it really is, especially in regards to the criminal justice system. There’s so much… Continue reading

What we don’t learn about Martin Luther King Jr.

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day – a federal holiday that was signed into law in 1983 and officially observed for the first time in January 1986. Today also eventually became a… Continue reading

Judith Butler on Police Brutality and Rodney King.

The police are structurally placed to protect whiteness against violence, where violence is the imminent action of the black male body. And because within this schema, the police protect whiteness, their own violence… Continue reading

#4thPrecinctShutDown and #Justice4Jamar

Over the past week and a half, there have been constant protests in Minneapolis demanding information and videos relating to the murder of Jamar Clark, who was killed by a police officer there. People have… Continue reading