Tag Archive: police

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

Dean Spade on Hate Crime Legislation.

The fundamental message of hate crime legislation is that if we lock more bad people up, we will be safer. Everything about our current law enforcement systems indicates that this is a false… Continue reading

Slavery, Mass Incarceration, and the Prison Industrial Complex.

As much as many white people seem to believe, the US is not living in a post racial society and the mass incarceration of people of color is definitely one indicator of that… Continue reading