Taking Freedom: Yes, Black America Fears the Police. Here’s Why.
On the historic role of policing in reinforcing racial inequality and how it has led to black Americans' fear of police.
Jeanne Theoharis on the Perils of Misremembering Civil Rights History
The historian debunks myths around civil rights history and makes the case for why a more honest history is key to moving forward.
A Second Chance for Prisoners Offers Powerful Possibilities
President Obama’s Second Chance Pell Pilot could help former prisoners be part of the solution to problems of concentrated poverty.
The Oath Keepers and American Vigilantism's Twisted Legacy
The mysterious "patriot" group returned to Ferguson, Missouri, on the anniversary of Michael Brown's death.
Our Coverage of the Michael Brown Shooting and Ferguson, Missouri
The events of summer 2014 in a small town in Missouri are a culmination of decades of reports about race, policing, and class. We review Ferguson news in the larger research context.
Making Police Departments More Diverse Isn’t Enough
Local police departments should reflect the communities they serve, but fixing that alone won’t curb unnecessary violence.