December 2015


Gitte Nielsen, cand.mag., Amerikanske Studier



5 cities where police reform efforts will play out in 2016 (Ed Krayewski, Reason)

5 reasons 2015 was the year of the social justice warrior (and why progressives should embrace the term) (Matthew Rosza, Salon)

2015: Black Lives Matter emerges as new voice (Debra Varnado, Los Angeles Wave)

2015: The year police killings in America were counted. Media "held back" key information (Sarah Lazare, Centre for Research on Globalization, Canada)

2015: The year racism made a comeback (Amanda Sakuma, MSNBC)

America's self-destructive whites (Fareed Zakaria, The Washington Post)

Anti-poverty initiative: The reality of racism (James Norman, Marvin McMickle, Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, New York)

Apple pressured by investor for racial diversity in senior ranks (Laura Colby, Bloomberg)

A bad cop with a Taser is still a bad cop (Steve Chapman, Chicago Tribune)

Black lives must matter all the time (Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press)

Black writers courageously staring down the white gaze - this is why we all must read them (Stan Grant, The Guardian)

Can we overlook Hillary Clinton's past racial issues when considering her platform on race? (Vann R. Newkirk II, Daily Kos)

Chicago releases hundreds of emails related to Laquan McDonald video (Associated Press, The Guardian)

College evangelicals embrace unlikely cause: Black Lives Matter (Harry Bruinius, The Christian Science Monitor)

College racism is making black students sick, new study finds (Aaron Morrison, International Business Times)

Comparing the uprisings of the 1960s to today's college protests (Læserbreve, Los Angeles Times)

D.C. marchers take to streets to raise voices in protest over police killings (Victoria St. Martin, The Washington Post)

The Daily Caller presents: The biggest, dumbest race hoaxes and fake hate crimes on campus in 2015 (Eric Owens, The Daily Caller)

Debt and the racial wealth gap (Paul Kiel, The New York Times)

Diagnosing the New Negro (Terrence Chappell, Ebony)

Diving into race, identity of multiracial families in "Raising Mixed Race" (Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, NBC News)

Donald Trump's strongest supporters: A certain kind of Democrat (Nate Cohn, The New York Times)

Do women racially discriminate against their own fetus? (Sital Kalantry, The Huffington Post)

Fatal police shootings and the questions they raise (Læserbreve, The Washington Post)

Fear of black boys is in the jaundiced eye of the beholder (Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Daily Kos)

Federal lawsuit accuses Mich. police of badly beating, wrongfully arresting unarmed black teen (Breanna Edwards, The Root)

The Guardian view on killings by US police: why we must keep counting (Leder, The Guardian)

Get ready for racial quotas on your neighborhood (Georgi Boorman, The Federalist)

Group protesting Tamir Rice decision pushes to meet with Attorney General (Video, Maria Durant, ABC6, Columbus, Ohio)

How will the American workforce change? (Rebecca J. Rosen, Li Zhou, Adrienne Green, Gillian B. White, Alana Semuels, The Atlantic)

I have a dream, too (CJ Pearson, The Huffington Post)

Immigration activists hope to maintain momentum for reform (Radio, Richard Gonzales, All Things Considered, NPR)

I'm tired of suppressing myself to get along with white people (Priscilla Ward, Salon)

Jeb Bush, talking about Tamir Rice, confuses Cleveland and Chicago (Eliza Collins, Politico)

Jeb Bush on Tamir Rice: "The process worked" (Ashley Killough, CNN)

Law, order and social suicide (Robert Koehler, The Huffington Post)

Let Muslims placed under surveillance have their day in court (Læserbreve, Los Angeles Times)

Let's stop calling Tamir Rice's death a "tragedy" (Hollis Phelps, The Huffington Post)

Look at the shameless racism directed at Tamir Rice (Alasdair Denvil, The Blaze)

Minneapolis NAACP alleges "violent treatment" of teenage girl by Mall of America cops (Fox9, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota)

Murder isn't black or white (Jeanine Cummins, The New York Times)

New challenges for Americans in the new year (Sandy Sasso, The Indianapolis Star)

The next big voting-rights fight (Emily Bazelon, Jim Rutenberg, New York Times)

No, Tamir Rice was not "open carrying," you race-bating liars. (Bob Owens, Bearing Arms)

Obama and the issue of race (Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith, The Huffington Post)

Of slavery and swastikas (The Economist)

Open expressions of racism (Bill Fletcher Jr., The Philadelphia Tribune)

Racing into the future (John A. Powell, The Huffington Post)

Rahm Emanuel and Chicago's policing nightmare (Deborah Douglas, Vice)

A reflection on policing: What we got wrong this year (Vann R. Newkirk II, Daily Kos)

Re-visiting 2015 when president Barack Obama used the n-word (H. Lewis Smith,

Revisiting Baltimore and changing the "racial conversation" (Tim Libretti, People's World)

Robert O. Paxton | Is fascim getting back in fashion? (Robert O. Paxton, Live Mint)

Sonnie Johnson: From "trans-racial" to cultural marxists - 2015 year in review (Sonnie Johnson, Breitbart)

The sudden but well-deserved fall of Rahm Emanuel (Rick Perlstein, The New Yorker)

Tamir Rice and the color of fear (Brit Bennett, The New York Times)

Tamir Rice case is a perversely fitting end to a year of police controversies (James Downie, The Washington Post)

Tamir Rice's killer went free because of the "reasonableness test." It didn't have to be that way. (Leon Neyfakh, Slate)

Top ten #BlackTwitter moments of 2015 (Candace King, NBC News)

Trump makes America hate, not great (Brent Budowsky, The Hill)

Washington Redskins politically incorrect memorabilia still rankles (David Seideman, Forbes)

We weren't ready for a black president: Race, hate, Donald Trump, guns, Fox News, terror and our tragic American condition (Tom Gogola, Salon)

What should Chicago celebrate? (Megan Stielstra, The New York Times)

"What would Thurgood say" about killings? (Wil Haygood, The Des Moines Register, Iowa)

Who among us will speak for Tamir Rice? (Gracie Bonds Staples, Atlanta Constitution-Journal)

Why Muslims must support #BlackLivesMatter (Hamzah Raza, The Huffington Post)

Why small debts matter so much to black lives (Paul Kiel, ProPublica)

Wow, the Republicans really don't understand how they created Donald Trump (Gary Legum, Salon)

Year 2015: Black-on-black violence in Democrat-run cities has been ignored (Jerome Hudson, Breitbart)

A year of Black Lives Matter (Clare Foran, The Atlantic)

The year in weird contentions (Willy Staley, The New York Times)

The year it became impossible for white America to turn a blind eye to racism (Marcie Bianco, Quartz)


8 ways Muslim Americans can support the #BlackLivesMatter movement (Saud Inam, The Huffington Post)

2015: The year police killings in America were counted (Sarah Lazare, MintPress News)

Are Trump supporters driven by economic anxiety or racial resentment? Yes. (David Roberts, Vox)

Can Trump ride racism, sexism and hate to White House? (Frank Harris III, Hartford Courant, Connecticut)

Changes to be announced in Chicago police training, Tasers (Associated Press, ABC News)

Chicago mayor announces more tasers, training for police (Laura Wagner, NPR)

Cleveland activists oppose re-election of prosecutor in Tamir Rice shooting (Kim Palmer, Reuters)

Crisp: Who may still use racial slurs, and who may not (John M. Crisp, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Virginia)

Death toll from violent cops is a guessing game: Column (Patrice McDermott, USA Today)

Difficult to fault grand jury ruling in Aurora police shooting (Leder, The Denver Post)

Disturbing new college football stats shine light on race and rape (Sam Laird, Mashable)

Equality babble (William Murchison, The American Spectator)

Here's what we want white America to know about race (Video, Lilly Workneh, The Huffington Post)

Here's why Chicago and Black Lives Matter are protesting police (Casey Harper, The Daily Caller)

How racists talk about Tamir Rice (Connie Schultz,

In 2016, white people must take responsibility for Donald Trump (Dexter Thomas, Los Angeles Times)

In the new year, we must press an old battle: justice for all (Jerry Large, The Seattle Times)

LeBron James: Tragedies matter more than an individual (Video, Dave McMenamin, ESPN)

LeBron speaks on Tamir Rice after activists push for him to boycott games in protest (Josh Feldman, Mediaite)

Looking for Jesus in Tamir's murder (Shea Watts, The Huffington Post)

The man who killed Tamir Rice (Halley Wallace, Black Enterprise)

Miami police union president on Tamir Rice: "Act like a thug and you'll be treated like one" (Tim Elfrink, Miami New Times, Florida)

New study confirms insidious GOP racism in 2008 presidential race (Janet Allon, AlterNet)

NFL wide receiver will not apologize for wearing "Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford" t-shirt (Walter Einenkel, Daily Kos)

The other children killed in Cleveland (Justin Glawe, The Daily Beast)

The paranoid style of American policing (Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic)

Police brutality is becoming a normality (Zahra Biabani, The News Hub)

In praise of police (Peter Wehner, Commentary)

Race-based brand preferences found for underage drinkers (Erika Beras, Scientific American)

Racial prejudice is driving opposition to paying college athletes. Here's the evidence. (Kevin Wallsten, Tatishe M. Nteta, Lauren A. McCarthy, The Washington Post)

Republican demographic problems aren't just for the future anymore (Kevin Drum, Mother Jones)

The return of the 1920s (Richard Yeselson, The Atlantic)

The stories Tamir Rice makes us remember (Clint Smith, The New Yorker)

Tamir and the trolls (Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Daily Kos)

Twitter faces backlash over its new diversity lead (Hayley Tsukayama, The Washington Post)

Two Cleveland police officers still in jeopardy over Tamir Rice case (Associated Press, The Denver Post)

US police killed 1,126 people so far this year. Will 2016 be any different? - video (Video, Jamiles Lartey, Leah Green, Laurence Mathieu-Léger, Bruno Rinvolucri, The Guardian)

What is the future of higher education? (Alia Wong, Adrienne Green, Li Zhou, The Atlantic)

What it's like being an invisible immigrant (JR Thorpe, Bustle)

White police are killing black kids: The cops get off, because the system protects the lives it values (Brittney Cooper, Salon)

Why Black Lives Matter is the movement of the year (Sonali Kolhatkar, TruthDig)

With Tamir Rice decision, Americans must get off the sidelines (Lonnae O'Neal, The Washington Post)

The year in blame shifting (Jacob Sullum, Reason)

The year when students of color put campuses on notice (Jailyn Gladney, The Nation)


6 ways to stop white privilege when you see it (Gina M. Florio, Bustle)

The 13 most ridiculously PC moments on college campuses in 2015 (Katherine Timpf, National Review)

14 times cops walked in 2015 after shooting people to death (Dana Liebelson, Daniel Marans, The Huffington Post)

2015: The year in race relations (Tyler Bishop, The Atlantic)

The American criminal justice system is guilty of killing Tamir Rice (Daniel Denvir, Salon)

American schools are still segregated. These parents are making it worse (Aaron Traister, Fusion)

Asian Americans as people of color and activists for safe space (Esther Suh, The Huffington Post)

At least 28 people holding BB or pellet guns were killed by police in US in 2015 (Ciara McCarthy, Jon Swaine, The Guardian)

Backlash against Tamir Rice shooting decision. Are grand jury reforms ahead? (Molly Jackson, The Christian Science Monitor)

California Latinos, reluctant to get flu shot, have much to risk (Mariaelena Gonzalez, Jennifer Mendiola, Van Do-Reynoso, Los Angeles Times)

Calls for calm after grand jury declines to indict officers in death of Tamir Rice (Teddy Cahill, Wesley Lowery, Niraj Chokshi, The Washington Post)

Charles Blow makes an interesting point about the Tamir Rice case that few people have highlighted (Video, Jason Moore, Atlanta Black Star)

Cleveland councilman to ask city to file negligent homicide charges in Tamir Rice case (Jane Morice, Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Chicago cop pleads not guilty in Laquan McDonald killing (Video, Ashley Fantz, CNN)

Cleveland grand jury declines to indict police officers in Tamir Rice probe (Radio, Nick Castele, NPR)

Cleveland's terrible stain (Leder, The New York Times)

Don't ever call the cops: The Tamir Rice story (Doctor Cleveland, Dagblog)

From Chi-Raq to Hateful Eight: How movies handled race in 2015 (Renee Samuel, BET)

From NYC to Harvard: the war on Asian success (Betsy McCaughey, New York Post)

Greene: Ending racism should be Obama's life mission as he exits presidency (Leonard Greene, New York Daily News)

Hillary Clinton said profiling Muslims is okay (Selwyn Duke, The New American)

Hillary Clinton's tone-deaf racial pandering (Barrett Holmes-Pitner, The Daily Beast)

How can no one be to blame for Tamir Rice's death? (Dani McCalin, The Nation)

How Fox News' primetime lineup demonized Black Lives Matter in 2015 (Tyler Cherry, Media Matters)

I could be the next Tamir Rice (CJ Pearson, The Huffington Post)

In the year of Trump, the joke was on us (Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone)

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia: A crisis of trust & confidence in Rahm Emanuel's Chicago (Video, Changing Lanes, Real Clear Politics)

Justin Amash on Tamir Rice outcome: Cops don't deserve extra leniency (Robby Soave, Reason)

Kasich says Tamir Rice protestors "need to be heard" (Kevin Cirilli, Bloomberg)

King: No justice for Tamir Rice makes him our modern day Emmett Till (Shaun King, New York Daily News)

The latest: Attorneys defend officers in Tamir Rice shooting (Associated Press)

The laws and rules that protect police who kill (David A. Graham, The Atlantic)

Maybe my son will be white (Mica McGriggs, The Huffington Post)

A message of inequality in the criminal justice system still resonates (Matt Caddwallader, Boston Globe)

More than 100 Tamir Rice protesters march through downtown Cleveland during second night of protests (Jane Morice, Cleveland Plain Dealer)

The new racial generation gap (William H. Frey, Los Angeles Times)

The numbers are in: Black Lives Matter is wrong about police (David French, National Review)

Obama’s skin looks a little different in these GOP campaign ads (Max Ehrenfreund, The Washington Post)

Officers in Tamir Rice shooting to face a new administrative review (M. Alex Johnson, NBC News)

Officer Van Dyke pleads not guilty to murder in shooting of Laquan McDonald (Video, CBS Chicago)

On being a new parent when news like Tamir Rice hits (Damon Young, The Root)

One heartbreaking photo reveals the racist hypocrisy behind Tamir Rice's death (Zak Cheney-Rice, Mic)

Opinion: Is the Tamir Rice case going the way of Ferguson? (Video, Jason Johnson, NBC News)

Please-don't-riot statements are the exact wrong response to the Tamir Rice news (Janell Ross, The Washington Post)

The police protection playbook: how Ohio officials followed the script to the letter (Vann R. Newkirk II, Daily Kos)

Race on campus: the year of "making a statement on what America should be" (Michelle Dean, The Guardian)

Republicans can stop obsessing over Hispanic voters (Ramesh Ponnuru, Bloomberg View)

Stereotypes: It's not so black and white (Science 2.0)

The system wasn't built for us (Christina Torres, Education Week)

Tamir Rice and America's legal crisis (Paul Brandeis Rauschenbush, The Huffington Post)

Tamir Rice and America's tragedy (Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker)

Tamir Rice and the fears of black fathers for their sons (Jemar Tisby, Reformed African American Network)

Tamir Rice - a sad case that deserves some real talk (Dion McGill, Chicago Now)

The Tamir Rice case shows how prosecutors twist grand juries to protect police (Ari Melber, The Washington Post)

Tamir Rice decision illustrates power and limits of "Black Lives" movement (Perry Bacon Jr., NBC News)

The Tamir Rice decision is the breaking point (Jamil Smith, New Republic)

Tamir Rice family attorney: Entire process "corrupted" (Video, CNN)

Tamir Rice is Cleveland's other Christmas story: Phillip Morris (Phillip Morris, Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Tamir Rice prosecutor indicted innocent men, but not killer cops (Joy-Ann Reid, The Daily Beast)

Tamir Rice shooting: Cleveland mayor urges patience amid city review (Thomson Reuters, CBC Canada)

Tamir Rice shooting: Not just a tragedy (Joseph P. Williams, U.S. News & World Report)

Tamir Rice shooting was a tragedy, not a crime (Michael Daly, The Daily Beast)

Tamir Rice was killed by white America's irrational fear of black boys (Steven W. Thrasher, The Guardian)

Until white America looks at Tamir Rice and sees their own children, there will be no racial justice in the U.S. (Chauncey DeVega, Salon)

Was Tamir Rice stereotyped? Focus on Cleveland boy's physical build rooted in US slavery, black parents say (Aaron Morrison, International Business Times)

"We no longer trust the local criminal justice system": Tamir Rice's attorneys, family accuse prosecutor of "sabotaging" case (Ben Norton, Salon)

When will the killings stop? Calls for justice as Tamir Rice joins list of unpunished police deaths (Video, Democracy Now)

Why are their no staff black cartoonists at a time when we need them most? (Michael Cavna, The Washington Post)

Why "calls for calm" in Tamir Rice case strike black activists as condescending (Harry Bruinius, The Christian Science Monitor)

Why hasn't Hillary Clinton's civil rights work influenced her policy agenda? (Jamelle Bouie, Slate)

Why not more outrage over Tamir Rice killing? (Issac Bailey, CNN)

Why police thought 12-year-old Tamir Rice was much older (Joshua A. Krisch, Vocativ)

Why video evidence wasn't enough to get justice for Tamir Rice (Mychal Denzel Smith, The Nation)

Why westerns are tragically more relevant than ever (David Ehrlich, Rolling Stone)

Will inequality ever stop growing? (Rebecca J. Rosen, Adrienne Green, Li Zhou, Alana Semuels, Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic)

A year of anger, activism and action (Starla Muhammad, Charlene Muhammad, The Final Call)


Activist says Tamir Rice grand jury decision "devastating" for family (Radio, All Things Considered, NPR)

After Chicago police kill a college student and a 55-year-old mother, mayor demands reform (Peter Holley, The Washington Post)

All of Chicago - not just its police - must see systemic change to save black lives (Mariame Kaba, The Guardian)

Attorney for Charleston County man says official account of police shooting "wholly inaccurate" (Andrew Knapp, Charleston Post and Courier)

Autopsy reveals Chicago police shot "mentally ill" teen multiple times (Reuters, Vice)

Bernie Sanders wants federal probe of Tamir Rice case: "We need to take a hard look" at police use of force (Arturo Garcia, Raw Story)

Black Lives Matter collective in the new year: A unified agenda (Munson Steed, Rolling Out)

Chicago's "shoot first, ask questions later" cops kill again (Kate Briquelet, The Daily Beast)

Cleveland officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice will not face criminal charges (Oliver Laughland, The Guardian)

Cleveland officer will not face charges in Tamir Rice shooting death (Mitch Smith, The New York Times)

Childhood asthma rates level off, but racial disparities remain (Radio, Rob Stein, Morning Edition, NPR)

Dispatch audio for fatal West Side police shooting (Lydoptagelse, Chicago Tribune)

Donald Trump fails history: How the right's failure to understand Japanese-American internment drives anti-Muslim hatred (Shelley Lee, Rick Baldoz, Salon)

Former KKK leader says Donald Trump's rhetoric might be a little too radical (Katie Valentine, Think Progress)

Grand jury declines to indict Cleveland officer in fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice (Associated Press, Los Angeles Times)

Grand jury declines to indict officers in Tamir Rice case (Daniella Silva, Elisha Fieldstadt, Corky Siemaszko, NBC News)

Grand jury declines to indict police officers in Tamir Rice investigation (Laura Wagner, Merrit Kennedy, NPR)

The great renaming craze of 2015 (David Greenberg, Politico)

"Hopelessness is the enemy of justice" An interview with Bryan Stevenson (Dean A. Strang, The Progressive)

How 2015 fueled the rise of the freewheeling, white nationalist alt right movement (Rosie Gray, BuzzFeed)

How a prosecutor managed to blame a 12-year-old boy for getting killed by a cop (Daniel Marans, The Huffington Post)

I could have been Tamir Rice or Officer Timothy Loehmann (Ray Johnson, Chicago Now)

It's wrong to say that only Nazis like Trump: There's more to it: Watch (Video, The Ring of Fire)

Lawsuit filed to stop Confederate monument removal in New Orleans (Randy Collins, Hexa News)

Legal analyst questions Tamir Rice decision (Video, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, CNN)

Lethal force as first resort (Jamelle Bouie, Slate)

Let's be honest folks: Tamir Rice is dead and the police will go unpunished because black people are scary (Chauncey DeVega,

Mapping police violence: New study shows cops have killed at least 1,152 in 2015 (Video, Democracy Now)

No indictment for cop who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice (Kim Bellware, The Huffington Post)

No indictment in the Tamir Rice shooting (Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic)

No one was indicted in the Tamir Rice case. That was the plan all along. (Cristian Farias, The Huffington Post)

Officers won't be charged for killing Tamir Rice as family says prosecutor "abused" grand jury process (Ben Mathis-Lilly, Slate)

One of these is the toy gun Tamir Rice was holding: Prosecutors (Emily Shapiro, ABC News)

Perceptions of Americans are divided on Islam & violence (New Jersey Today)

Police brutality is so common that we're starting to ignore it (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

The power of video and police use of force (Lara Weber, Chicago Tribune)

The riot ideology, reborn (Fred Siegel, City Journal)

Sikhs in America are still coming under attack because people think they're Muslims (Peter Holley, The Washington Post)

Tamir Rice case: Prosecutor abused, manipulated grand jury process, family attorney says (Emily Shapiro, ABC News)

Tamir Rice found guilty of being young, free and black (Kirsten West Savali, The Root)

Tamir Rice protests must be peaceful: editorial (Leder, Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Tamir Rice's death: A lawful tragedy (Philip Holloway, CNN)

The Tamir Rice shooting reveals the darkness at the heart of open carry laws (Charles P. Pierce, Esquire)

Tinashe: Racism holds back black women in entertainment industry (Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, Jezebel)

Top cop Escalante says police will evaluate crisis training after deaths (Kelly Bauer, DNAinfo)

What everyone should know about the police killing of Tamir Rice (2002-2014) (Judd Legum, Think Progress)

Why a dash-cam video of a police shooting might not be a smoking gun (Mark Guarino, The Washington Post)

Why the Republican candidates are obsessed with "political correctness" (Paul Waldman, The American Prospect)

Why white people see black boys like Tamir Rice as older, bigger and guiltier than they really are (Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post)


2015: The year of writing racially (Lonnae O'Neal, The Washington Post)

American exceptionalism (Fred E. Foldvary, Progress)

Austin's biggest stories of 2015: No. 6: Sandra Bland's death (Austin American-Statesman)

Ben Carson: Don't "inject race" into Sandra Bland death (Video, Gregory Krieg, CNN)

Bitter clingers 2.0 (Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media)

Blackonomics: Looking for what we already have (James Clingman, New Pittsburgh Courier)

Celebrating African heritage with Kwanzaa (Doug Donovan, The Baltimore Sun)

Chicago officer fatally shoots 2, one deemed accident (Aamer Madhani, Gregg Zoroya, USA Today)

Chicago police shoots another black man (KaiElz, Chicago Defender)

Chicago police: Woman accidentally killed by officer fire (Caryn Rousseau, Associated Press)

Coming to your suburb: The ghettos (Bob Unruh, WND)

Cops targeting blacks for petty crimes, a shameless trend (Leder, The Star-Ledger, Newark, New Jersey)

Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, and the echoes of busing (Farah Stockman, Boston Globe)

Editorial: Fewer Confederate flags, but still a tough year for racial progress (Leder, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Families of two people killed by Chicago police seek answers: "When does it end?" (Amanda Holpuch, The Guardian)

Families of victims in police shooting demand answers (Michelle Gallardo, ABC7 Chicago)

Houston authorities say blaze at mosque was intentionally set (Video, Fox News)

How Hillary Clinton went undercover to examine race in education (Amy Chozick, The New York Times)

No one wants to be called a racist (Michael Curtis, American Thinker)

Not another "Dear White America" letter (Scott Greer, The Daily Caller)

Officers seek delay in shooting suit (Associated Press, The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Indiana)

Photographer from Rockford travels U.S. documenting protests (Shara Taylor, WREX, Rockford, Illinois)

Police shot and killed nearly 1,000 people in 2015, study says (Jack Mirkinson, Fusion)

Racial policing and civic protest: Looking ahead after a historic year (Radio, Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR)

Relatives of 2 killed by Chicago Police demand changes (Mitch Dudek, Chicago Sun-Times)

Trump speech is hateful, but it is not new (David Paul, The Huffington Post)

The US Senate: The world's whitest deliberative body (Keli Goff, The Daily Beast)

Victims and microaggressions: Why 2015 was the year students lost their minds (Emily Shire, The Daily Beast)

Who is the Democratic Party's minority candidate? Martin O'Malley (Daniel Greenfield, FrontPage Mag)


2 fatally shot, 1 accidentally, by Chicago police on West Side; families demand answers (Megan Crepeau, Jeremy Gorner, Grace Wong, Chicago Tribune)

2015 -- The year of #BlackLivesMatter (Terrance Heath, Black Star News, New York)

America's poverty remains stubbornly persistent (Robert J. Samuelson, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Virginia)

AP-Times Square poll: Shootings weighed on Americans in 2015 (Verena Dobnik (Associated Press), ABC News)

Baltimore prosecutor blocks release of Mondawmin unrest footage (Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun)

Black bishop: Obama "squandered" chance to end "scourge of chaos" (Victor Thorn, American Free Press)

Black lives matter long before police encounters (Robert Ross, The Sacramento Bee)

Black people not amused by Politico suggestion that Obama reach out to whitey (Tommy Christopher, Mediaite)

The case against colorblind casting (Angelica Jade Bastién, The Atlantic)

Chasing a killer: Inside a Baltimore homicide investigation (Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun)

Chicago police fatally shoot two people after domestic disturbance call (Amanda Holpuch, The Guardian)

Chicago police fatally shoot 2, raising new questions for a force under scrutiny (Monica Davey, The New York Times)

Chicago police: Woman "accidentally" shot and killed by an officer (Video, Holly Yan, Chandler Friedman, CNN)

Chicago's next top cop faces daunting to-do list (Bill Ruthhart, Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune)

Counting bullets doesn't add up to justice (Jonathan F. Keller, American Thinker)

Crying wolf about racism (Michael Rubin, Commentary)

Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter and the death of respectability politics (Christopher Petrella, Justin Gomer (Truthout), Alternet)

Fake black man Shaun King says Jews can't have blue eyes, blond hair (Daniel Greenfield, FrontPage Mag)

Halfway through Mayor de Blasio's term, polls suggest nonminorities have overwhelmingly turned against him (Jennifer Fermino, New York Daily News)

Hispanic teen births: A big problem struggling for attention in Texas (Mary Ann Roser, Austin American-Statesman)

Housing incentive program has no takers in Baltimore region (Doug Donovan, The Baltimore Sun)

How to reduce racial animus 101 (Hal Ginsberg, Dagblog)

The Jack Johnson interview - 105 years on (Nick Bond, Boxing News)

Mall of America protesters unite against killer cops and capitalism (Joe Delaplaine, Liberation)

Mother, NIU student killed in police-involved shooting (Video, NBC Chicago)

"Nightly Show" host Larry Wilmore carving niche (Jon Caramanica (New York Times News Service), The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio)

Racism: "White men must be stopped" says Salon magazine (Lee Stranahan, Breitbart)

The real victims of victimhood (Arthur C. Brooks, The New York Times)

Remembering the courage of Mamie Till Mobley (Terri Jett, Indianapolis Recorder)

Robin Kelley, Malkia Cyril, Richard Rothstein: Do black lives matter to media? (Podcast, CounterSpin, FAIR)

A second chapter for Black Lives Matter? (Rod Kackley, PJ Media)

Where is Kamala Harris on this Mario Woods killing? (Davey D, San Francisco Bay View)

A year of reckoning: Police fatally shoot nearly 1,000 (Kimberly Kindy, Marc Fisher, Julie Tate, Jennifer Jenkins, The Washington Post)


2015: The year in criminal justice (Rachel Kleinman, MSNBC)

2015: A year of tumult on college campuses (Nick Anderson, Susan Svrluga, The Washington Post)

Chicago police were seeking Taser when officer shot Laquan McDonald, recording shows (Megan Crepeau, Grace Wong, Los Angeles Times)

Editorial: Inequities in police response to 911 calls can't stand (Leder, Chicago Sun-Times)

Fashion 2015: A little more diverse, a lot more naked. And men looked better than women. (Robin Givhan, The Washington Post)

Freddie Gray's pastor: "Justice has to be won some kind of way" (Video, CBS Baltimore)

"The Hip Hop & Obama Reader" explores a complex intracultural relationship (Bobbi Booker, The Philadelphia Tribune)

Kwanzaa puts focus on unity in year of racial tensions (Monsy Alvarado, The Record, New Jersey,

Longtime civil rights leader Wade Henderson to leave his post next year (Fenit Nirappil, The Washington Post)

If mental illness is the problem, America is mentally ill (Dave Ragland, Counterpunch)

A memorial and a mystery (Kathleen Luppi, Los Angeles Times)

New Jersey school district eases pressure on students, baring an ehtnic divide (Kyle Spencer, The New York Times)

No depression in heaven: The South, race, religion and FDR (Alison Collis Greene, Salon)

"Our Gang" chronicles lives of African-American actors in "The Little Rascals" (Radio, All Things Considered, NPR)

Pundits consider Latinos and the Republican vote (Ramon Taylor, Voice of America)

Race-blind college admissions: Not so black and white for Asian students (Jeremy Au Yong, The Straits Times, Singapore)

Shaun King: White supremacist power structure helps understand American immigrant history, from nation's founding to current debate over Muslim refugees (Shaun King, New York Daily News)

A Tale of One City: "Cincinnati Goddamn" by Zack Hatfield (Zack Hatfield, Los Angeles Review of Books)

Trading Places: A 1983 Christmas comedy that's still surprisingly relevant (Gillian B. White, Bourree Lam, The Atlantic)

Trying to hide the rise of violent crime (Heather Mac Donald, The Wall Street Journal)

Vigil after autopsy out for man killed by Dearborn cop (Leonard Fleming, The Detroit News)


At year's end, violent crime up in Minneapolis for the fifth straight year (Libor Jany, Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Audio of Laquan McDonald shooting released (Lyd, Kelly Chen, The Huffington Post)

Bernie Sanders: I couldn't care less about Rahm Emanuel (Gideon Resnick, The Daily Beast)

The best of Next America 2015 (Next America, National Journal)

Black Lives Matter protester says disrupting Christmas travel is "a good idea" [VIDEO] (Video, Steve Guest, The Daily Caller)

Brookline Police accused of "disturbing" incidents against black officers (Eric Levenson,

Dear white America (George Yancy, The New York Times)

A disproportionate number of black victims in fatal traffic stops (Wesley Lowery, The Washington Post)

Farrakhan drops N-word, tells black community to love whites "if you want to" (Gregory Tomlin, Christian Examiner)

Groups to protest fatal shooting by Dearborn police (Niraj Warikoo, Gina Damron, Detroit Free Press)

Harry Potter and the contradictions about racial justice (Noah Berlatsky, The Guardian)

"The Hateful Eight" offers a bleak but nuanced view of racism in America's Wild West (Noah Berlatsky, Quartz)

Houston police department releases Jordan Baker video (Jeffrey L. Boney, Los Angeles Sentinel)

Lender discrimination may be pushing black churches into bankruptcy (Patrick Clark, Bloomberg)

Magnificent Mile protests disrupt but don't deter holiday shopping (Camila Domonoske, NPR)

Mud huts v Western civilization: Why #RhodesMustFall must fail (James Delingpole, Breitbart)

None of us are free as long as some of us are caged (Dina Bezgranitz, Counterpunch)

Nutrition or oppression? (Jade Gold, Houston Forward Times)

Police radio traffic released from night Laquan McDonald killed: "Shots fired by the police!" (Video, Megan Crepeau, Grace Wong, Chicago Tribune)

Racial profiling? There's an app for that (Gracie Bonds Staples, Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Report: Police requested Taser before fatally shooting Laquan McDonald (Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root)

Review: Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" blends verbiage and violence (Filmanmeldelse, A. O. Scott, The New York Times)

Rising interest rates ignore high Black unemployment (Charles D. Ellison, The Philadelphia Tribune)

Sandra Bland, jail standards top crime news in 2015 (Johnathan Silver, Terri Langford, The Texas Tribune)

The Supreme Court's diversity dilemma (Linda Greenhouse, The New York Times)

U.S. planning operation to deport Central American families (Eyder Peralta, NPR)

We are all "heirs of the American experiment" (Raymond Daniel Burke, The Baltimore Sun)

When a slave touched the president, chains broke open on the White House lawn (Audrey Peterman, South Florida Times)

Whites, Asians need not apply for faculty job at University of Louisville (Thomas Lifson, American Thinker)

Why everyone should be dreaming of a #BlackXmas (Derrick Clifton, Chicago Reader)

Why one Latino group is chasing high schoolers ahead of 2016 (Radio, Asma Khalid, Morning Edition, NPR)

You've heard of Misty Copeland. Now meet the other ballerina who made history this year. (Rachel Huggins, Vox)


Another police officer indicted after video proves he lied (Leon Neyfakh, Slate)

As the Supreme Court decides on affirmative action in college admissions, millennials weigh in on "What's Fair?" (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

Bernie Sanders calls U.S. prison numbers an "international embarassment" (Kim Bellware, The Huffington Post)

#BlackLivesMatter 2015: A year in review (Brett Wilkins, Digital Journal)

Black Lives Matter activists shut down business as usual in these 6 cities (Jamilah King, Mic)

Black Lives Matter protest at MOA expected to draw hundreds (Video, CBS Minnesota)

Black Lives Matter protesters gather; mall is shut in response (Christina Capecchi, The New York Times)

Body cameras coming to 6 more Chicago Police districts (Simone Alicea, Chicago Sun-Times)

Chicago police video hindered by errors, omissions (Steve Schmadeke, David Heinzmann, Dan Hinkel, Chicago Tribune)

College kids griping about "insensitive" cuisine need to get a grip (Lenore Skenazy, New York Post)

A conversation with faith leaders on moral leadership in today's political climate (Radio, The Diane Rehm Show, WAMU, Washington DC)

Giuliani: I don't know what Tarantino's talking about (Sandy Fitzgerald, Newsmax)

A GOP governor just undid a major voting rights victory in his state (Samantha Lachman, The Huffington Post)

Grand jury could still snare trooper who arrested Sandra Bland (Michael McLaughlin, The Huffington Post)

Hillary's hispandering problem (Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary)

How to manufacture an anti-Muslim hate-crime "epidemic" (Michelle Malkin, Real Clear Politics)

In 2015 recap, Mitch Landrieu says Confederate monuments never trumped public safety (Greg LaRose, The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Inside Chicago's epidemic of police lying: One man's case shows why Windy City's cops are rarely held accountable (Daniel Denvir, Salon)

"Islam is not a race", but Islamophobia is racism (Ali Harb, The Arab American News)

King Center plans for 30th anniversary of the King holiday (Maria Boynton, CBS Atlanta)

Minn. Black Lives Matter protesters demonstrate inside Mall of America, shut down airport terminal (Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root)

Mitchell: $5 million settlement in Laquan McDonald case stirs debate (Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times)

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell: "White supremecists," "haters of the president," and "believers of lies" have made Trump the frontrunner (Video, MSNBC, Real Clear Politics)

Oberlin's food isn't "cultural appropriation." That doesn't mean the students are wrong. (Aaron R. Hanlon, New Republic)

Protesters plan "Black Christmas" march along Mag Mile (Tony Briscoe, Chicago Tribune)

Pursuit of sanctions against mother who allegedly threatened cop dropped (Jason Meisner, Tony Briscoe, Chicago Tribune)

Racial breakdown persists under de Blasio, as overall police stops decrease (Brendan Cheney, Politico)

Racial injustice; Is America ignoring the truth? (Sharon Blake, Maleeka T. Hollaway (20 Beautiful Women), The Huffington Post)

Readers respond: The top social justice stories of 2015 (Leder, The New York Times)

Sandra Bland's family rejects prosecutor's offer to meet about probe into jail death (Lolly Bowean, Chicago Tribune)

Sheriff Dart, Harvey police chief invite DOJ to investigate department (Andy Grimm, Chicago Sun-Times)

Six video frames at the center of the Tamir Rice case (Richard A. Oppel Jr., The New York Times)

Slager's attorneys ask for public funding for expert witnesses (Christina Elmore, The Charleston Post and Courier, South Carolina)

Stigma mustn't stop us from discussing HIV and mass incarceration (C. Virginia Fields, The Huffington Post)

Supreme Court runs away from race (George E. Curry, New Pittsburgh Courier)

Tamir Rice's family clashes with prosecutor over police killing (Richard A. Oppel Jr., Mitch Smith, The New York Times)

Tarantino's macro-aggressions (Armond White, National Review)

Ted Cruz: Cartoon of daughters "has no place in politics" (Video, Hallie Jackson, Henry Austin, NBC News)

Texas grand jury: No indictments in Sandra Bland's death (Radio, Syeda Hasan, Morning Edition, NPR)

These black women died in police encounters, and may never get justice (Lilly Workneh, Kate Abbey-Lambertz, The Huffington Post)

This is America's religion of violence: The impunity of police violence & the destruction of Sandra Bland (Brittney Cooper, Salon)

This is how iconic black feminists reacted to no indictments in the death of Sandra Bland (Darnell L. Moore, Mic)

Tour of Baltimore neighborhood shows "typical" sites of black America (Hazel Trice Edney, Los Angeles Sentinel)

Trump, Obama and the assault on political correctness (Thomas B. Edsall, The New York Times)

Under one roof, divergent views on "Black Lives Matter" (Asma Khalid, NPR)

What charges might the cop who arrested Sandra Bland face? (Jacob Sullum, Reason)

What happens to college diversity if you kill affirmative action? (Tanzina Vega, CNN Money)

What's considered police brutality? (Garry Rodgers, The Huffington Post)

Why are American cops 100 times deadlier than Finnish police? (Paul Hirschfield, New Republic)

Why are indictments rare when people of color die in police custody? (Video, PBS Newshour)


Amid hostility, U.S. Muslims seek political voice (James Arkin, Real Clear Politics)

Ben Carson says Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican (Christopher Massie, BuzzFeed)

Bernie Sanders is right: Sandra Bland would be alive today if she were a white woman (Kirsten West Savali, The Root)

Black, Latino mortgage rejection rates still high (Jay Fitzgerald, Boston Globe)

Candidates, want to engage black millennials? Meet us where we are (Michael Tomlin-Crutchfield, The Huffington Post)

A closer look at police killings this year debunks a big myth about community violence (Julia Craven, The Huffington Post)

Donald Trump's campaign of white resentment comes to life before our eyes (Tommy Christopher, Mediaite)

For 55 officers involved in fatal shootings this year, it wasn't their first time (Keith L. Alexander, Steven Rich, Amy Brittain, Wesley Lowery, Sandhya Somashekhar, The New York Times)

The Freddie Gray case's lesson: Limit police chases (Todd Oppenheim, The Delaware News Journal)

A glorious year for African-American writers (Gene Seymour, CNN)

Grand jury decides against indictments in Sandra Bland's death (Video, Dana Ford, Ed Payne, CNN)

How racial diversity tackled Hollywood in 2015, and vice-versa (Leder, The Atlantic)

Is anyone going to be held accountable for Sandra Bland's death? (Brian McManus, Vice)

"It's because I'm black, isn't it?" (Kevin D. Williamson, National Review)

Meet Harry Potter's "black Hermione" - and a few predictable bigots (Lizzie Crocker, The Daily Beast)

No indictment for jailers, but Sandra Bland's death may prompt reforms yet (+video) (Beatrice Gitau, The Christian Science Monitor)

"No indictment" for Sandra Bland: black women's lives just don't matter (Steven W. Thrasher, The Guardian)

No indictment in Sandra Bland jail death, grand jury decides (Associated Press, The Guardian)

No indictments In Sandra Bland death, Texas grand jury rules (Marie Andrusewicz, NPR)

Police violence: US cops killed more people this year than in 2014 (Tom Hall, Center for Research on Globalization, Canada)

Protesters ask Feds to get involved in Sandra Bland case (Phil Helsel, Ari Melber, NBC News)

Sandra Bland case highlights lax Texas state police practices (Video, Paul J. Weber (Associated Press), St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Sandra Bland prosecutor "begging" to talk to her family (Andy Grimm, Chicago Sun-Times)

Sandra Bland's family calls for criminal charges against Texas trooper (Mitch Smith, The New York Times)

Sandra Bland "would be alive today if she were a white woman", Bernie Sanders says (Lauren Gambino, The Guardian)

Sara Lee will pay $4 million to settle racial discrimination suit (Cora Lewis, Buzzfeed)

Some people say Hillary Clinton is "Hispandering" with "abuela" ad (David Francis, Foreign Policy)

Speaking truth to power (Jade Greear, The Huffington Post)

The state where racism is enshrined in the Constitution (Barrett Holmes Pitner, The Daily Beast)

"The tendency is to just publish the police blotter" (Podcast, Janine Jackson, Jamie Kalven, FAIR)

An unsung hero of black education (Jason L. Riley, The Wall Street Journal)

Using white privilege for positive change (Lia Taylor Schwartz, The Huffington Post)

What college safe spaces should be (James Miller, FrontPage Mag)

"We're upset and disappointed" - Sandra Bland's sister (Video, Reuters, MSN)

Where is Brian Encinia now? The Texas officer who arrested Sandra Bland is still employed by the department (Cate Carrejo, Bustle)

Why Obama must reach out to angry whites (Issac J. Bailey, Politico)

The year in U.S. policing (Brentin Mock, City Lab)

The year race made a comeback (Tom Slater, Spiked)


3 challenges minority students face with scholarship search (Nancy Laws, The Huffington Post)

2015: At last, we talked race (CNN)

Actually, Harry Potter fans have wondered if Hermione was black before (Sarah Begley, Time)

Adding up the broken souls (Robert Koehler, Counterpunch)

Americans' faith in the honesty and ethics of the police is improving, according to a new Gallup poll (Caroline May, Breitbart)

The bad court ruling that let police chase Freddie Gray (Todd Oppenheim, The Washington Post)

Barack Obama: Donald Trump is "taking advantage" of GOP voter anxieties (Joanna Walters, The Guardian)

The complete history of Quentin Tarantino saying "nigger" (Rich Juzwiak, Gawker)

Could something constructive be happening here after Laquan McDonald's death? (Madeleine Doubek, Reboot Illinois)

The cult of social justice (Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator)

The dirty truth behind Trump's success? (Jamelle Bouie, Slate)

Dower: Campus diversity, affirmative action and Donald Trump (Benjamin L. Dower, Austin American-Statesman)

Education gaps don't fully explain why black unemployment is so high (Gillian B. White, The Atlantic)

"Extreme" racial disparity in local N.J. arrests, ACLU report finds (S.P. Sullivan,, New Jersey)

"The Force Awakens" fuels "Star Wars" powerful legacy of black men (Aaron Barksdale, The Huffington Post)

Grand jury declines to indict anyone in death of Sandra Bland (Mitch Smith, The New York Times)

Harry Potter and theater's colorblind tradition (Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic)

Harvard steps back from placemats for racist uncles (Emily Shire, The Daily Beast)

The hidden racism of the new Star Wars (Colin Fox, The Daily Caller)

Hip-hop artists back push to send rap lyrics case to the US supreme court (Amanda Holpuch, The Guardian)

How America's dying white supremacist movement is seizing on Donald Trump's appeal (Peter Holley, Sarah Larimer, The Washington Post)

In NY, a 10-year legal battle seeks to pry open door to fair housing (E. Tammy Kim, Al Jazeera America)

J K Rowling, we all know you didn't write Hermione as black in the Harry Potter books - but it doesn't matter (Kayleigh Anne, The Independent, UK)

Juan Williams: Trump trades on fear (Juan Williams, The Hill)

A KKK leader says Donald Trump's campaign is good for recruitment (Emily Cahn, Mashable)

A language for grieving (Sonya Posmentier, The New York Times)

Mall of America wants to keep out Black Lives Matter protesters (Michael McLaughlin, The Huffington Post)

Man with toy gun killed by Baltimore cop. Should toy guns be illegal? (+video) (Story Hinckley, The Christian Science Monitor)

Mario Woods: No state compensation for family unless DA charges police (Michael Barba, San Francisco Examiner)

The missing black millennials (Donovan X. Ramsey, The New York Times)

New court date set for police officer after hung jury in Freddie Gray death trial (Baynard Woods, The Guardian)

New Orleans city council votes to remove Confederate memorials (Rafi Schwartz, Good)

No, Trump's anti-Muslim proposals aren't anti-American. They're just the latest entries in a history of American religious and racial persecution. (Nancy Wadsworth, The Washington Post)

Obama's outrageous attempts to dictate the racial make-up of neighborhoods (Thomas Sowell, New York Post)

Obama to college students: Keep protesting, but "don't shut people up" (Willa Frej, The Huffington Post)

Obama: Trump is "exploiting" anger and fear over economic insecurities (David Nakamura, The Washington Post)

Oberlin students take culture war to the dining hall (Katie Rogers, The New York Times)

OpEd: The year of black resistance (Danielle Moodie-Mills, NBC News)

Ozell Sutton dies at 90; longtime civil rights activist (Jill Leovy, Los Angeles Times)

Prosecutor: No indictment for Texas jailers in Sandra Bland's death (Chicago Tribune)

The racial divide on gun deaths in America (Jazz Shaw, Hot Air)

The real reason affirmative action is in danger (Sam Baker, National Journal)

Rise of Donald Trump divides black celebrities he calls his friends (Maggie Haberman, Steve Eder, The New York Times)

Segregation: Milwaukee's tale of two cities (Video, Sachelle Saunders, CBS58, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Teaching tough topics: The real history of the South (Radio, Dan Carsen, GPB News, Georgia)

Texas grand jury finds no cause for indictment in Sandra Bland case (Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times)

Tex. grand jury issues no indictments in jailhouse death of Sandra Bland (Sarah Kaplan, The Washington Post)

This defense in court has saved people 1,862 years in prison (Jamilah King, Mic)

Trump and the wisdom of crowds (G. Murphy Donovan, American Thinker)

Trump's toxic rhetoric is not making America great again (Asad Khan, The Daily Caller)

Trump supporter arrested in alleged plot to bomb Muslims (Alice Ollstein, Think Progress)

Video raises questions over Chicago police account of fatal shooting (Zach Stafford, Brandon Smith, The Guardian)

When my Japanese-American family was treated as less than human (Mike Honda, Reuters)

White transit riders get warnings, black people get tickets (Dana Liebelson, The Huffington Post)

Why America doesn't call it terrorism if the perpetrators are white (Frank Vyan Walton (Daily Kos), AlterNet)

With The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino stirs the race relations pot... again (Jeff Labrecque, Entertainment Weekly)

Young, black activists emerge amid repeated police controversies in Chicago (Dawn Rhodes, Tony Briscoe, Chicago Tribune)


AME church where gunman Dylan Roof killed 9 to start "race war" hosts major race relations summit (Katherine Weber, The Christian Post)

At Supreme Court, Lone Star State stands apart (Richard Wolf, USA Today)

Black people: Looking for what we already have (James E. Clingman,

A Chicago neighborhood's endless battle to stop open air drug markets (Amanda Holpuch, The Guardian)

Cops, lies and videotape: The death of Laquan McDonald (Video, Al Jazeera)

The Democrats still aren't having a conversation about race (Jamil Smith, New Republic)

Finley: Black inclusion in Detroit's comeback still lagging (Nolan Finley, The Detroit News)

George Takei: The currency of fear (George Takei, USA Today)

Hate is as American as apple pie. So is Trump (Peter Lee, International Policy Digest)

"Huck Finn's America": Twain's masterpiece is even more revolutionary than you remember (Boganmeldelse, Robert A. Wagner, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Minorities less likely to trust physicians (Science 2.0)

New York sheet metal workers case highlights persistence of workplace discrimination (Rachel L. Swarns, The New York Times)

Only one candidate mentioned race in debate question about racism (Jorge Rivas, Fusion)

Picturing the American South: The year's best photo books reveal a vast portrait (Rebecca Bengal, Vogue)

Project explores New Mexico prison camps for Japanese-Americans during WWII (Elaine D. Briseño, Albuquerque Journal)

Report: Racial gap still wide in college graduation rates (Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle)

St. Louis cop who killed teenager VonDerrit Myers Jr. last year resigns after suspected drunk driving (Jason Silverstein, New York Daily News)

Tomgram: Matthew Harwood, Welcome to cop land (Matthew Harwood,

Why angry white men are so angry (Jonathan Weaver, The Good Men Project)

Why isn't it "terrorism" when the perpetrators aren't Muslim? (Frank Vyan Walton, Daily Kos)

Will the Holtzclaw case lead to long-term changes? (Radio, Oklahoma Watch, Ben Fenwick, Nate Robson, KGOU, Oklahoma City)

The year's biggest social justice stories (Charles M. Blow, The New York Times)


The Baltimore judicial railroad (Michael Thiac, American Thinker)

Black leader: Schools must discipline "out-of-control, angry thugs" (Paul Bremmer, WND)

Editorial: Let us not affirm bigotry (Leder, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

For Muslims in Atlanta, caution in the wake of deadly attacks (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

George Takei describes Donald Trump's Muslim entry ban as "chilling" (Video, Lyanne Alfaro, CNBC)

GOP congressman: Obama "wants to change the way America looks" (Scott Keyes, Think Progress)

Have the Freddie Gray trials been essentially derailed? (Jazz Shaw, Hot Air)

Independent investigations of police shootings becoming the norm (Jacinthia Jones, Katie Fretland, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis)

It's time for the arts world to look hard at its own racism (Bidisha, The Guardian)

The KKK has infiltrated U.S. police departments for decades (Justin Gardner (The Free Thought Project), AlterNet)

Mitchell: Laquan McDonald case reveals child-welfare system's flaws (Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times)

Muslims rally in Dearborn against hate, terrorism (Video, Jim Schaefer, Detroit Free Press)

Old Dixie Highway renamed President Barack Obama Highway in Florida city (Elahe Izadi, The Washington Post)

Our new post-Obama "Star Wars": Race, the Force and the dark side in modern America (Chauncey DeVega, Salon)

Police make slow progress in confronting mentally ill (Vivian Ho, San Francisco Chronicle)

Racism isn't merely a consequence of people being mean (OPINION) (Don Wayne, The Oregonian)

Serena Williams: Diary of a strong, black woman in white America (Stereo Williams, The Daily Beast)

Stephanie Grace: Removing Confederate monuments in New Orleans the right thing to do (Stephanie Grace, The Advocate, New Orleans)

Taking bias out of policing is a tall order, but here are some starting points (Sandy Banks, Los Angeles Times)

These cops are probably going to get away with praising white power and saying black people should be spayed (Beenish Ahmed, Think Progress)

Trump and co. deepening the divide on Arabs and Muslims (James Zogby, The Huffington Post)

Trump slanders America (Peter Wehner, Real Clear Politics)

Why you should know what happened in Freddie Gray's life - long before his death (Janell Ross, The Washington Post)


20 most memorable moments in black entertainment that defined 2015 (Shonitria Anthony, The Huffington Post)

The African American History Museum is curating the "Black Lives Matter" movement through photos and art (Ricky Riley, Atlanta Black Star)

Anita Alvarez on trial: The state's attorney's defense (Leder, Chicago Tribune)

Asians and whites need not to apply (Russell L. Weaver, The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky)

Attorney for Chicago officer plans to seek change of venue (Don Babwin, Carla K. Johnson (Associated Press), Fox News)

Attorney for Freddie Gray's family says mistrial is "a fresh start" (Rahel Gebreyes, The Huffington Post)

Baltimore wrestles with the way forward after a mistrial (Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Jess Bidgood, The New York Times)

Comics star Gene Yang talks racial influences, the Boxer rebellion, Superman, and Linsanity (Joshua Rivera, Vulture)

Cop charged with murder of Laquan McDonald plans to seek change of venue (CBS Chicago)

Demands to rename Donald J. Trump State Park gain ground (Lisa W. Foderaro, The New York Times)

Don't settle for speeches: Fix the racial wealth gap (Hamilton Nolan, Gawker)

First footage from Baltimore police body camera pilot released (Vann R. Newkirk II, Daily Kos)

For middle-aged, white Washingtonians, a troubling death-rate trend (Gene Balk, The Seattle Times)

Freddie Gray mistrial changes everything in officers' next five trials (Casey Harper, The Daily Caller)

Freddie Gray mistrial tarnishes image of Baltimore police (Juliet Linderman, The Southern Illinoisian)

Grand jury officially indicts Jason Van Dyke for murdering Laquan McDonald (Video, Jason Moore, Atlanta Black Star)

Guest opinion: Comments from Supreme Court justice show racial bias (Sen. Lonnie M. Randolph, Chicago Tribune)

Jason Van Dyke greeted by cameras, scorn at criminal court (Rummana Hussain, Chicago Sun-Times)

Jesse Jackson: Nation's urban centers in crisis (Associated Press)

Journalist to Donald Trump: Don't you have the responsibility to condemn racial slurs at your rallies? (Colin Campbell, Business Insider UK)

Judge improperly ordered inmates off death row, N.C. high court rules (Jacob Gershman, The Wall Street Journal)

Justice Department lets Chicago residents know how to air beefs about cops (CBS Chicago)

The killing of Laquan McDonald: The dashcam video vs. police accounts (Video, Wayne Drash, CNN)

King: Chicago officials who helped illegally coverup Laquan McDonald's fatal shooting should be fired, criminally charged (Shaun King, New York Daily News)

Laquan McDonald court documents show teen hoped for better life (Christy Gutowski, Chicago Tribune)

Many problems Chicago faced under Daley still remain under Mayor Emanuel (Video, Mike Flannery, Fox32 Chicago)

Mental illness: A smoking gun (Dr. Peggy Drexler, The Huffington Post)

NC Supreme Court upholds 2011 election district maps (Anne Blythe, The Charlotte Observer)

North Carolina to review death sentences reduced over race (Alan Blinder, The New York Times)

Obama grants 95 Christmastime pardons and commutations (Gregory Korte, David Jackson, USA Today)

O'Malley defends police record as Baltimore mayor (Akilah Johnson, Boston Globe)

Program that flags Chicago cops at risk of misconduct misses most officers (Jonah Newman, Chicago Reporter)

Race on campus: Treating students of color differently (James Huffman, Newsweek)

Race relations lowest in decade (Sara Sayed, The Daily Beast)

The racial spoils system invents a tribe for Native Hawaiians (Keli'i Akina, The Wall Street Journal)

Rahm Emanuel's moment of truth (Kari Lydersen, Al Jazeera America)

The real reason Sandra Bland got locked up (Debbie Nathan, The Nation)

Rep. Carson miscasts racial supremacists as greater threat than jihadists (Jon Greenberg, Politifact)

A sacrificial Rahm? Mayor 1%, racist policing, and metropolitan disorder (Paul Street, Counterpunch)

Sandra Bland was my person of the year (Rabbi Ben Kamin, The Moderate Voice)

The segregation we don't talk about enough (Aparna Mathur, American Enterprise Institute)

Should we choose our racial identities? (Marcie Bianco, Quartz)

Training to reduce "cop macho" and "contempt of cop" could reduce police violence (Frank Rudy Cooper, The Conversation)

Trial date set in Sandra Bland case (Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root)

Trump brings bigots out of hiding (Dana Milbank, The Washington Post)

The Trump of Baltimore county (The Baltimore Sun)

War of words escalates in Chicago over Laquan McDonald shooting (Mitch Smith, The New York Times)

We owe it to Freddie Gray: inmate transportation "wild rides" must end (Chandra Bozelko, The Guardian)

West Baltimore on the Freddie Gray case mistrial (Video, The Real News)

We the "politically correct" people (Danielle Allen, The Washington Post)

When Donald Trump's words scared this Muslim girl, these Army vets responded perfectly. (Eric March, Upworthy)

Who will stop Republican Islamophobia? (Jeet Heer, New Republic)

Will Smith: If Donald Trump's comments continue, I'll be forced to run for president - video (Video, CBS Sunday Morning, The Guardian)


Another reason viewpoint diversity matters: Partisan bias can exceed racial bias (Jonathan H. Adler, The Washington Post)

Archbishop William E. Lori meets Pope Francis in Rome, talks Freddie Gray; pontiff prays for Baltimore (Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun)

Baltimore protests remain peaceful after mistrial in Freddie Gray case (Radio, Jennifer Ludden, Morning Edition, NPR)

The "benefits" of black physics students (Jedidah C. Isler, The New York Times)

Blacklisting "Huck Finn" - the PC police side with 19th century racists (David Marcus, New York Post)

Chicago pays millions but punishes few in killings by police (Monica Davey, Timothy Williams, The New York Times)

Coalition calls on city residents to "channel this outrage" into police reform (Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun)

Controversial Baltimore Police officer banned from city courthouse (Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun)

Emanuel meets with feds at City Hall over police shootings (John Byrne, Chicago Tribune)

Experts doubt Donald Trump's plan to execute cop killers would pass muster (John Santucci, ABC News)

For Chicago police, many complaints but few consequences (Gregor Aisch, Haeyoun Park, The New York Times)

Freddie Gray and the meaning of justice (Charles M. Blow, The New York Times)

Freddie Gray mistrial tarnishes image of Baltimore police (Julie Linderman (Associated Press), ABC News)

Freddie Gray protester Kwame Rose released from jail (Ebony)

How colleges make racial disparities worse (Richard Sander, The Wall Street Journal)

How secrecy and vagueness around police policies led to the Freddie Gray mistrial (Brentin Mock, CityLab)

Hung jury for cop charged in Freddie Gray's death: What's next? (Video, Aaron Cooper, Greg Botelho, Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN)

Is pressure mounting for Baltimore City State's Attorney? (Video, CNN)

Jason Van Dyke, Chicago cop, charged with six counts of murder in death of teenager (Video, Andrew Blake, The Washington Times)

Judge denies Tribune motion seeking to intervene in McDonald shooting case (Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune)

The killing of Laquan McDonald: The dashcam video vs. police accounts (Video, Wayne Drash, CNN)

Mapping the "great divide" between affordable housing and opportunity (Tanvi Misra, City Lab)

The massive fight for Rahm Emanuel's resignation, explained (Michelle Hackman, Vox)

Mother of Amadou Diallo calls for "racial healing" (Video, Fox5 News, New York)

Notable mistrials in cases of police deaths (Associated Press)

Obama has worsened race relations (Peter Wehner, Commentary)

Prosecutors consider retrial for Baltimore officer charged in Freddie Gray death (Radio, Jennifer Ludden, All Things Considered, NPR)

Rahm Emanuel must resign (Leder, The Nation)

Retired black cops want police hiring freeze while feds investigate CPD (CBS Chicago)

The travesty in Baltimore (Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review)

Trump piles on Scalia: Supports racial preferences (Paul Mirengoff, Power Line)

Two arrested during protests following mistrial for officer charged in Freddie Gray's death (Polly Mosendz, Newsweek)

Watch Freddie Gray's family attorney push back on O'Reilly's assertion that Baltimore protesters are immoral (Video, Media Matters)

We don't need justice for Freddie Gray's death to know police apathy is deadly (Jason Nichols, The Guardian)

West Baltimore, after Freddie Gray (Fotos, CNN)

What science has to say about affirmative action (Kate Turetsky, Valerie Purdie-Vaughns, Scientific American)

What's next for the officers charged in the Freddie Gray case (Video, The Washington Post)

Why affirmative action matters in the larger social and racial justice movement: An Asian American perspective (Christopher Kang, The Huffington Post)

Why are cops in Laquan McDonald case still on the beat? (Eric Zorn, Chicago Tribune)

With federal police review, Chicago families see second change for justice (Michael Regan, The Christian Science Monitor)


After hung jury in officer Porter trial, what now? (Luke Broadwater, Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun)

Baltimore police preparations ahead of Freddie Gray verdict alarm activists (Baynard Woods, The Guardian)

Behind the story: NBC5's Carol Martin on covering the Laquan McDonald shooting (Video, NBC Chicago)

Can this really be Donald Trump's Republican Party? (Thomas B. Edsall, The New York Times)

Chicago cop indicted on 6 murder counts in Laquan McDonald slaying (Steve Schmadeke, Chicago Tribune)

Chicago leaders say '05 police shooting of Latino man just as egregious as McDonald's (Fox News Latino)

Emanuel recall bill, council hearing show political flank-covering in McDonald case (Rick Pearson, Bill Ruthhart, John Byrne, Chicago Tribune)

Family attorneys offering reward for video of Darrius Stewart shooting (Video, Fox13 Memphis)

Feds in Chicago to start CPD probe (Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times)

For Republicans, bigotry is the new normal (Leder, The Washington Post)

Freddie Gray: judge declares mistrial in case against Baltimore police officer (Baynard Woods, The Guardian)

A Freddie Gray mistrial (Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker)

Freddie Gray mistrial: Still a "huge step forward" in how cities try cops (+video) (Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor)

Freddie Gray's family calls for calm after mistrial (Video, The Washington Post)

Freddie Gray's family urges calm after mistrial as protesters gather (Video, Meghan Keneally, Mariam Khan, ABC News)

Freddie Gray's stepfather: "We are calm. You should be calm too" (Video, Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun)

How a race-neutral admissions policy will promote minorities' success (Jeffrey Folks, American Thinker)

How demographics leads to Iowa's prison racial disparity (Jim Benzoni, The Des Moines Register, Iowa)

How diversity destroyed affirmative action (Sigal Alon, The Nation)

In all Oklahoma cases, police find no proof of racial profiling (Clifton Adcock, Nate Robson (Oklahoma Watch), News 9, Oklahoma)

Interactive maps show racial & socioeconomic segregation of NYC schools (Emma Whitford, Gothamist)

Is it time for Mayor Emanuel to resign? (Scott Santis, Chicago Tribune)

Judge declares mistrial in case of officer charged in Freddie Gray death (Lynh Bui, Justin Jouvenal, John Woodrow Cox, The Washington Post)

LAPD investigated 1,356 racial profiling complaints against itself, dismissed them all (Hillary Crosley Coker, Jezebel)

Memphis teen "was running away" when shot dead by police, witnesses say (Jamiles Lartey, Ciara McCarthy, The Guardian)

Mistrial declared in trial of Baltimore officer charged in Freddie Gray death (Radio, All Things Considered, NPR)

Rahm must go! (Tio Hardiman, The Huffington Post)

Republicans need to treat race like faith (Prajwal Kulkarni, The Federalist)

Sanders rips Trump's "xenophobic," "racist" comments (Jonathan Easley, The Hill)

Save the police conduct records (Leder, Chicago Tribune)

Sean Hannity on the death of Freddie Gray: "He [was] obviously not a pillar of the community" (Video, Media Matters)

Students chant "16 shots" at Emanuel's Urban Prep event (Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times)

Trump's views are "full of hatred," Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai says (Niraj Chokshi, The Washington Post)

Trust in law enforcement up, but partisan & racial divide remains (Carrie Dann, NBC News)

UNM professor's new book explores American racial divide (Inside UNM, The University of New Mexico)

US police chiefs vulnerable as crime rates, media pressures rise (Ben Klayman, Tim Reid, Reuters)

What Israel tells us about affirmative action and race (Sigal Alon, The New York Times)

What will costs be of federal probe into Chicago Police Department? (Video, CBS Chicago)


After Freddie Gray's death, broken promises haunt West Baltimore neighbourhood (Meagan Fitzpatrick, CBC, Canada)

After racial incidents, Ithaca students, faculty express "no confidence" in college president (Melissa Quinn, The Daily Signal)

Aldermen hold daylong hearing on police procedures and accountability (Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times)

American racial violence: A frightening history (The Nation of Islam Research Group, Final Call)

Attacking the truth (Thomas Sowell, Real Clear Politics)

Baltimore jury mulls officer's fate in Freddie Gray's death (Mike Hellgren, CBS Baltimore)

Chicago's Homan Square under fire (Dana Ford, Rosa Flores, Ed Payne, CNN)

Chicago protest against cop-involved shooting blocks traffic (Associated Press, NBC Chicago)

Dem compares Islamophobia to racial segregation (Cristina Marcos, The Hill)

Donald Trump and the ugliness in Las Vegas (Michael A. Cohen, Boston Globe)

Elijah Cummings asks Baltimore to respect verdict in first Freddie Gray trial (Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun)

"Execution" in San Francisco will not be covered up activists vow (Charlene Muhammad, The Final Call)

The fall of Rahm Emanuel (Aaron M. Renn, City Journal)

Freddie Gray case: Jurors say they're deadlocked, judge tells them to keep talking (Justin Jouvenal, Rachel Weiner, Ovetta Wiggins, The Washington Post)

Freddie Gray case: Jury resumes deliberations in trial of Officer William Porter (Lynh Bui, The Washington Post)

Gender and racial stereotypes derail rape investigations, attorney general says (Danielle Paquette, The Washington Post)

Jury deadlocks, must still deliberate in Baltimore cop case (Dan Good, New York Daily News)

Justice Department to meet with top police officials in civil rights probe (John Byrne, Bill Ruthhart, Chicago Tribune)

LAPD found no bias in all 1,356 complaints filed against officers (Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times)

Lynwood shooting demonstrates the limits of video evidence (Leder, Los Angeles Times)

Marxist spirit underpins campus protests (Peter Berkowitz, Real Clear Politics)

Maryland officers staging in Baltimore ahead of verdict in Freddie Gray case, police confirm (Kevin Rector, Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun)

More police officer training proposed after Laquan McDonald shooting (Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times)

The plot against America: Donald Trump's rherotic (David Denby, The New Yorker)

Police chief testifies as Chicago aldermen hold hearing on 2014 police shooting of teen (Associated Press, Minneapolis Star Tribune)

See something, say something (unless it's Muslim) (Leder, Investor's Business Daily)

SF police change gun policy in wake of Mario Woods shooting (Vivian Ho, The San Francisco Chronicle)

Shopping while black: America's retailers know they have a racial profiling problem. Now what? (Catherine Dunn, International Business Times)

Study: Smaller counties driving US jail population growth (Jake Pearson (Associated Press), ABC News)

Tamir Rice family attorneys ask DoJ to investigate shooting and prosecutors (Associated Press, The Guardian)

TBI releases file on Darrius Stewart case (Video, Jim Spiewak, Greg Coy, Kristin Leigh, Fox13 Memphis)

Teachers' racial biases have different effects for high versus low performers (Podcast, Erika Beras, Scientific American)

A tense Baltimore braces for a verdict (Claire Foran, The Atlantic)

Tensions high as Baltimore awaits verdict in Freddie Gray trial (John Bacon, USA Today)

Trump audience member yells Nazi salute as protester removed from Las Vegas rally (Video, Benjy Sarlin, MSNBC)

Trump defends Muslim ban: "Opened up a very big discussion that needed to be opened up" (Video, Real Clear Politics)

What superheroes looked like in 2015 (Liam Burke, The Conversation)

Witnesses: Memphis officer shot man as he tried to run away (Travis Loller, Associated Press)


33 shots: L.A. deputies defend slaying of crawling man (CBS News)

Baltimore braces as first trial in Freddie Gray death closes (Juliet Linderman, Brian Witte (Associated Press), ABC News)

Baltimore evicts nearly 7,000 people from their homes every year (Michelle Chen, The Nation)

Baltimore jury considers rare action - convicting an officer (Ari Melber, MSNBC)

Baltimore on edge as deliberations begins in Freddie Gray trial (John Bacon, USA Today)

Baltimore police gear up as closing arguments start in Freddie Gray trial (Video, Meghan Keneally, Mariam Khan, ABC News)

Black Lives Matter activists mobilize after LA County deputies shoot man in black (Kenrya Rankin, Colorlines)

California man who crawled away from two deputies who shot him "never let go of handgun" (Nicole Hensley, New York Daily News)

Choose your own identity (Bonnie Tsui, The New York Times)

Closing arguments begin in first Freddie Gray trial (John Bacon, USA Today)

Community asks for peace as jury deliberates in first Freddie Gray trial (Marcus Washington, CBS Baltimore)

The controversial "rule" police rely on to shoot and kill suspects (Jaeah Lee, Mother Jones)

CPD promotes two officials with ties to Laquan McDonald case (Suzanne Le Mignot, CBS Chicago)

CPD shuffles deck at the top 10 create "most diverse" command staff (Video, Jessica D'Onofrio, ABC7 Chicago)

"Creole" in Houston: not black, not white, different than "mixed" (Tyina Steptoe, Houston Chronicle)

DOJ will investigate July death of Darrius Stewart, an unarmed, black 19-year-old shot by police in Memphis (Wesley Lowery, The Washington Post)

Fatal police shooting in LA suburb was different from others (Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press)

First trial in Freddie Gray case goes to the jury (Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Jess Bidgood, The New York Times)

Freddie Gray case: Jury deliberation begins in case against Baltimore officer accused of involuntary manslaughter (Lynh Buy, Julie Zauzmer, Rachel Weiner, John Woodrow Cox, The Washington Post)

Freddie Gray case: William Porter's fate in hands of jury (Video, Carolyn Sung, Aaron Cooper, Greg Botelho, CNN)

Fuller narrative emerges after officials release new video of fatal Lynwood shooting (Ruben Vives, Emily Alpert Reyes, Joel Rubin, Los Angles Times)

GOP: A neo-fascist white-identity party? (Michael Tomasky, The Daily Beast)

Hate crime investigations opened in vandalism of California mosques (Margaret Hartmann, New York Magazine)

How Baltimore's prompt prosecution of police in death of Freddie Gray may backfire (Timothy M. Phelps, Los Angeles Times)

How Chicago artists responded to the Laquan McDonald video (Jason Foumberg, Chicago Magazine)

Judge: Officers used brute force on man with mental breakdown (Jon Seidel, Frank Main, Chicago Sun-Times)

Jurors begin deliberations in Freddie Gray death trial (Merrit Kennedy, NPR)

Jury to hear closing arguments in officer trial in Gray case (Juliet Linderman (Associated Press), The Washington Post)

KING: Justice only guaranteed in police brutality cases like those of Laquan McDonald and Freddie Gray when graphic videos go viral (Shaun King, New York Daily News)

L.A.'s shocking cop shooting video (Kate Briquelet, The Daily Beast)

The latest: Judge tells Gray jury they can work into night (Associated Press, The New York Times)

Losing sight of Rosa Parks' legacy (Rev. Bill McGill, The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Indiana)

Mitchell: Another family questions police killing (Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times)

On victimless crime laws: And a call to release all who have been victimized by them (Steve Martinot, Counterpunch)

Phoenix cops could face felony charges for pepper spraying a homeless woman and lying about it (Alan Pyke, Think Progress)

Physicists reject notion that racial and gender diversity have no value in science (Brendan O'Connor, Gawker)

Police chaplains proud to protect their own (Manya Brachear Pashman, Chicago Tribune)

Police shooting videos 2015: New protests, lawsuits sparked by officer-involved homicides (Aaron Morrison, International Business Times)

Q&A: A look at shooting of armed man by California deputies (Associated Press, The Washington Post)

Real police reform is unlikely in Chicago (Brandon Smith, Al Jazeera America)

Recent police shootings leave the black community asking if lethal force is always necessary (NewsOne)

Scalia and the misguided "mismatch" theory (Video, Dorothy Brown, CNN)

Shooting videos spark need for reform (Steven Greenhut, The San Diego Union-Tribune)

State and city law enforcement braces for verdict in Baltimore (Ovetta Wiggins, The Washington Post)

The trials of 6 Baltimore police officers over Freddie Gray's death, explained (German Lopez, Vox)

Trump's Weimar America (Roger Cohen, The New York Times)

Where Trump is wrong on Muslim immigration (Selwyn Duke, American Thinker)

Why a fatal police shooting in California was different from others (Amanda Lee Myers (Associated Press), Time)


Actually, Scalia had a point (Video, John McWhorter, CNN)

After Laquan McDonald case, will black political movement be reborn? (Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times)

After LA sheriff's deputies fatally shoot a man, his family claims excessive force (Kim Bellware, The Huffington Post)

An American tragedy (Bryan Smith, Chicago Magazine)

Bad cops, good cops (Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker)

Black leader accuses Obama of siding with Muslims (Paul Bremmer, WND)

The case of serial rapist police officer Daniel Holtzclaw tells us so much about 2015 (Lindy West, The Guardian)

CBS' Bouie: Trump supporters symbolize "racial resentment and anti-black attitudes" toward Obama (Video, Curtis Houck, Newsbusters)

Chance the Rapper references Laquan McDonald case on "SNL" (Tracy Swartz, Chicago Tribune)

Citadel alumni disturbed by images of cadets in white hoods (Paul Bowers, The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina)

Closing arguments set to begin for officer charged in Freddie Gray case (CBS Baltimore)

Deputies in Lynwood fired 33 bullets at suspect captain says was armed with handgun (Video, CBS Los Angeles)

Diversity is not making college students any brighter (Scott Greer, The Daily Caller)

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and a right-wing insurgency the GOP can no longer control (Heather Cox Richardson (Salon), AlterNet)

Do we really want an "inclusive" political agenda? (Ed Straker, American Thinker)

Editorial: Education's unresolved racial dilemma (Leder, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Even judging Woodrow Wilson by the standards of his own time, he was deplorably racist (Nancy C. Unger, History News Network)

Footage shows LA police gunning down black man walking away from them (Blue Telusma, The Grio)

Freddie Gray haunts court case – and reveals tale of two Baltimores (Baynard Woods, The Guardian)

Freddie Gray judge is not one "to let anyone push him over" (Lynh Bui, The Washington Post)

Freddie Gray's Baltimore neighborhood watches trial warily (John Eligon, The New York Times)

The Freddie Gray trial asks: What happened inside that van? (Radio, Jennifer Ludden, All Things Considered, NPR)

The high cost of free speech on campus (Bruce Weinstein, Fortune)

Hispanic activists vow to flood voter rolls with 1 million immigrants, punish Trump, GOP at polls (Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times)

Hoaxes and all, black victimization campaign marches on (Paul Bremmer, WND)

How Donald Trump plays the politics of fear (Julian Zelizer, CNN)

How Donald Trump's attack on Muslims brought him more media coverage than ever (Kalev Leetaru, The Washington Post)

A hundred years later, "The Birth of a Nation" hasn't gone away (Allyson Hobbs, The New Yorker)

Images Show Man Was Armed Before Deadly Deputy-Involved Shooting in Lynwood (Rick Montanez, Jessica Perez, NBC Los Angeles)

An inmate dies, and no one is punished (Michael Winerip, Michael Schwirtz, The New York Times)

Investigation into deadly deputy-involved shooting in Lynwood (Jessica Perez, NBC Southern California)

It's been a tumultuous year, yes. But it's not 1968. (Michael A. Cohen, Boston Globe)

Just in time for the holidays: Books by journalists of color (Richard Prince, The Root)

Laquan McDonald case hangs over Austin tree-lighting event (Terry Dean, Austin Talks, Chicago)

Lisa Madigan says serious questions remain over handling of Laquan McDonald case (Craig Dellimore, CBS Chicago)

Los Angeles county police shoot and kill man who reportedly fired pistol (Andrew Gumbel, The Guardian)

Los Angeles protests after man killed in deputy-involved shooting in Lynwood (Jessica Perez, Kate Larsen, NBC Southern California)

Man killed by deputies in California brandished gun, officials say (Ian Lovett, Adam Nagourney, The New York Times)

Man killed by LA County deputies was armed and presented threat, officials say (Rory Carroll, The Guardian)

Officer Porter's defense attorneys are no strangers to the spotlight (Alison Knezevich, Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun)

Officials release second video in fatal police shooting of Texas man apparently raising arms in surrender (Video, Brendan O'Connor, Gawker)

On policing, the national mood turns toward reform (Wesley Lowery, The Washington Post)

Police shooting of man in Los Angeles area sparks questions (Al Jazeera America)

Police shoot man as he crawls away (Video, The Daily Beast)

Racial and religious identities collide leaving black Muslims overlooked (Mashaun D. Simon, NBC News)

Racism won't win The White House (John Zogby, Forbes)

Rep. Andre Carson: Americans will "push back" on anti-Muslim rhetoric because it's "dangerous" (Video, ABC News)

Scalia was right about race preferences (Jason L. Riley, The Wall Street Journal)

Sheriff: Video, photos appear to show man war armed before shooting by deputies in Lynwood (Joel Rubin, Ruben Vives, Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times)

Sheriff: Video, photos show Lynwood man was armed before deputy shooting (Esmeralda Bermudez, Taylor Goldenstein, Richard Winton, Cindy Chang, Los Angeles Times)

Shooting suspect tried crawling away from two California deputies who shot him in back (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO) (Video, Nicole Hensley, New York Daily News)

Tale of two Baltimores: why Freddie Gray protester may face tougher sentence than officer on trial (Baynard Woods, The Guardian)

There's progress, and there's Scalia's racial stupidity (Leder, Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Idaho)

This is why Donald Trump sounds and acts like Adolf Hitler (Rmuse, PoliticusUSA)

Trump, unlearning the lessons of internment (Carl M. Cannon, Real Clear Politics)

US government database hopes to tell "whole story" of police killings after year of Guardian count (Tom McCarthy, The Guardian)

Video appears to show Los Angeles County deputies fatally shooting man in the back (Peter Holley, The Washington Post)

Video captures LA County sheriff's deputies continuing to fire at suspect on ground (Tom McKay, Mic)

VIDEO: Police shoot man in the back as he walked away and execute him as he crawled for his life (Johnny Liberty, The Free Thought Project)

Video showing fatal shooting by Los Angeles deputies incites protests (Ian Lovett, Adam Nagourney, The New York Times)

Video shows L.A. cops pumping bullets into crawling man (Video, CBS News)

The Voting Rights Act at 50: Seven reforms to protect and expand voting rights (Stephen Wolf, Daily Kos)

We still have trouble sharing our basic rights (Jerry Large, The Seattle Times)

Why can't African-Americans be as successful as immigrants? (Larry E. Davis, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Why swing voters are vanishing from US politics (Peter Grier, The Christian Science Monitor)


African-American Museum's healing role (Leder, The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina)

Armed bigots again terrorize Texas Muslims - this time met by an anti-hate movement (Bethania Palma Markus, Raw Story)

Asian-American groups challenge UT quotas in Supreme Court case (John Austin, Daily Progress, Jacksonville, Texas)

Autopsy show suspect in officers' deaths had enlarged heart (Associated Press, ABC News)

Black man fatally shot by cops 21 times never raised knife, lawyer says (Sebastian Murdock, The Huffington Post)

Black teens, white cop, residents shake hands at canceled Bridgeport rally (Video, Genevieve Bookwalter, Chicago Tribune)

The brief, troubled life of Laquan McDonald (Dean Reynolds, CBS News)

The changing face of Title I: Federal program for impoverished schools moves into middle class neighborhoods (Robin Trimarchi, The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Georgia)

Chief judge outlines how special prosecutor could be picked in Laquan McDonald case (Frank Main, Chicago Sun-Times)

Civil rights, religious groups upset over police union Trump endorsement (Azure Gilman, Al Jazeera America)

Contrast Donald Trump, Rahm Emanuel: Why you might be sorry for saying "sorry" (Phil Rosenthal, Chicago Tribune)

"Dancing" to black mob rule (Dave Gabary, American Free Press)

Donald Trump's positions are winning him support from neo-Nazis and white supremacists (Tom McKay, Mic)

Don't be fooled by "Silent Clarence" Thomas (George E. Curry,

Family of man killed by San Francisco police files civil rights lawsuit (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Fast forward the cameras to record what cops are doing (Leder, New York Daily News)

Fear trumps reason; we have seen this before (Otis Sanford, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee)

For black students at Texas, Supreme Court remarks are a burden added (Video, Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times)

Former Ohio officre charged with murder had "issues", says previous boss (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Hate speech is going mainstream (Janell Ross, The Washington Post)

Historic probe of Chicago police expected to be long and costly (Katherine Skiba, Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune)

Housing policies still pin poor in Baltimore, but some escape to suburbs (Doug Donovan, The Baltimore Sun)

Immigrants held, abused in Brooklyn federal lockup after 9/11 terrorist attacks have right to sue Bush admin bigs for their detention (Victoria Bekiempis, New York Daily News)

Judge historical figures in context of their times (James W. Ingram, The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Law professors: Trump's Muslim moratorium is constitutional (Scott Greer, The Daily Caller)

Los Angeles sheriffs investigating deputy-involved shooting (Dean Schabner, ABC News)

Man killed by LA County deputies was armed and presented threat, officials say (Rory Carroll, The Guardian)

Marvin Banks, suspect in killing of Hattiesburg cops, found dead in cell (Jillian Sederholm, Gemma Dicasimirro, NBC News)

New video released in controversial fatal police shooting of Gilbert Flores (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT) (Laurie Hanna, New York Daily News)

No consensus about legality of Donald Trump's idea of Muslim ban (Mark Sherman (Associated Press), ABC News)

Obama, Carson and hope for my African-American sons (Damon Tweedy, The News & Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina)

Opinion: Donald Trump. Again. (Paul Thornton, Los Angeles Times)

Other questionable police shootings claimed lives, cost city millions (Frank Main, Mick Dumke, Chicago Sun-Times)

Proving a negative: In Porter case, inaction is on trial (Juliet Linderman, Associated Press)

Racial bias in everything: Airbnb edition (Emily Badger, The Washington Post)

Rev. Jackson: Culture within Chicago police department must change (Video, Bob Roberts, CBS Chicago)

Sun has convicted Porter (Læserbrev, The Baltimore Sun)

Suspect killed in hail of bullets during deputy-involved shooting in Lynwood (Video, CBS Los Angeles)

Trump's hysterical critics display an ignorance of their own (Rich Lowry, Real Clear Politics)

Trump's true believers: How he's gone farther than Europe's far right, and who got him there (Doug Saunders, The Globe and Mail, Canada)

Trump: The man, the meme (Ian Crouch, The New Yorker)

Video appears to show sheriff’s deputies fatally shoot man in Lynwood (Warning: graphic video) (Video, Ashley Soley-Cerro, John A. Moreno, Ellina Abovian, KTLA, Los Angeles)

Video shows L.A. County sheriff's deputies fatally shooting man in Lynwood (Esmeralda Bermudez, Richard Winton, Taylor Goldenstein, Los Angeles Times)

Video spurs police reforms, but skeptics ask if they'll be enough (Vivian Ho, San Francisco Chronicle)

White privilege: Has our racial divide shifted from Jim Crow to "microaggressions"? (Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News)

Who is Antonin Scalia and why is he out of touch with changing social views? (Dan Roberts, The Guardian)

Why it won't help Chicago for Rahm Emanuel to resign (John Feehery, The Wall Street Journal)


"The adventures of Huckleberry Finn" removed from Philadelphia-area school curriculum over student concerns about racial slurs (Associated Press, Pix11, New York)

Airbnb renters less likely to rent to "black-sounding" names (Jacqueline Cutler, New York Daily News)

All eyes on San Francisco: Stopping the expansion of the prison industrial complex, one jail at a time (Coral Feigin (POOR), Truth-Out)

America's immigration challenge (David Frum, The Atlantic)

America's love/hate relationship with minorities (Lakhpreet Kaur, The Huffington Post)

An all-white jury convicted Daniel Holtzclaw of rape. It's almost enough (Syreeta McFadden, The Guardian)

Analysis: If Karl Rove were Chicago mayor, would coverage of scandal be remotely the same? (Joe Concha, Mediaite)

Baltimore officer William Porter's defense rests in first Freddie Gray case (Justin Jouvenal, Rachel Weiner, Steve Hendrix, The Washington Post)

Being a racist is bad for your health, and everyone else's (Shawn Radcliffe, Healthline)

Ben Carson addresses Laquan McDonald shooting in Chicago stop (Video, Chicago Tribune)

Breaking down the charges as verdict looms for Baltimore officer (Derek Valcourt, CBS Baltimore)

Byrd Stadium to become Maryland Stadium after regents vote (Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun)

Chaos after Freddie Gray death due to lack of citywide planning, report says (Barnard Woods, The Guardian)

City releases another post-riot review (Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun)

CNN writer/producer Ricky Blalock files racial discrimination lawsuit (Rodney Ho, Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

The complicated, short life of Laquan McDonald (Christy Gutowski, Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune)

Controversy follows Minneapolis police union president (Libor Jany, Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Daniel Holtzclaw: former Oklahoma City police officer guilty of rape (Video, Molly Redden, The Guardian)

DARROW: White people need ethnic studies (Cassandra Darrow, Yale Daily News)

Dealing with survivor's guilt in Chicago: Why I refuse to watch the Laquan McDonald video (Derrick Clifton, Quartz)

Dear Justice Scalia: Here's what I learned as a black student struggling at an elite college (Afi-Odelia Scruggs, The Washington Post)

Decline in stop-and-frisk tactic drives drop in police actions in New York, study says (Ashley Southall, The New York Times)

Defense rests case in officer's trial for Freddie Gray's death (Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Jess Bidgood, The New York Times)

Diversity actually makes us smarter (Amy X. Wang, Quartz)

The divide between mental health treatment and criminal justice (Podcast, Morning Shift, WBEZ, Chicago)

Donald Trump should be treated like the extremist he is (Alubakar Kasim, The Huffington Post Canada)

Empowering the ugliness (Paul Krugman, The New York Times)

Ex-deputy surrenders after charges filed in 2 Ohio killings, one while on-duty (Chicago Tribune)

Family of Laquan McDonald "hurting" in wake of release of shooting footage (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Family sues as video casts new light on police killing of Mario Woods (Vivian Ho, San Francisco Chronicle)

Federal judge who outlawed racial profiling is victim of black mob violence (Colin Flaherty, American Thinker)

Federal lawsuit, new witness video surface in police shooting of Mario Woods; SFPD names five involved officers (Jonah Owen Lamb, Michael Barba, San Francisco Examiner)

Fed judge says minority group can't sit in on suit vs. Harvard (Bob McGovern, Boston Herald)

Florida deputy charged in death of man who may not have heard commands (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Florida deputy charged with killing man who had pellet gun (Bart Jansen, USA Today)

Former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw found guilty on rape (Video, Michael Martinez, Gigi Mann, CNN)

Goose-steppers in the G.O.P. (Timothy Egan, The New York Times)

Grand jury again meeting in Sandra Bland case (St. John Barned-Smith, Houston Chronicle)

Hispanic Chicagoans support police, but not Rahm: Poll shows racial split (Mark Konkol, Paul Biasco, DNAinfo)

How racial preferences in admissions will end (Roger Clegg, Inside Higher Ed)

If you want to know how much America values black lives, look at its monuments (Corinne Purtill, Quartz)

In rape case of Oklahoma officer, victims hope conviction will aid cause (Ben Fenwick, Alan Schwarz, The New York Times)

"I was so afraid": Ex-Oklahoma City cop's victims speak out after rape convictions (Sarah Larimer, The Washington Post)

Is racial profiling the biggest problem in America? (Gili Malinsky, MTV)

It's time to worry about Donald Trump (John Cassidy, The New Yorker)

Jury deliberations to begin Monday in Officer Porter's trial in Freddie Gray case (Video, Kevin Rector, Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun)

Laquan's great uncle calls him "a 17-year-old gentle giant" (Andy Grimm, Chicago Sun-Times)

Laquan McDonald relative asks media to stop showing shooting video 24/7 (Jeremy Gorner, Grace Wong, Chicago Tribune

The latest: Citadel president says he will honor contract (Associated Press, The New York Times)

Leave cancelled for Baltimore officers ahead of Porter verdict (CBS Baltimore)

McGrath: Chicago's police department in crisis (David McGrath, Chicago Tribune)

Missouri president: Opportunity to lead in racial matters (Jim Salter, Associated Press)

Mother of man shot dead by San Francisco officers sues (Paul Elias (Associated Press), ABC News)

New threat to campus speech: Department of Education's plans for racial harassment, report says (Peter Maxwell, The College Fix)

No decision from grand jury in Sandra Bland case (KHOU, Houston, Texas)

No reason for another court "do-over" on Texas' affirmative action (Leder, Los Angeles Times)

Ohio police officer charged with murder and manslaughter over two incidents (Jon Swaine, Ciara McCarthy, Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian)

Oklahoma police officer convicted of rape breaks down in court - video (Video, Reuters, The Guardian)

OpEd: The Holtzclaw rape conviction is in , but it's too soon to celebrate (Jason Johnson, NBC News)

OpEd: Why Justice Scalia was wrong about black scientists (Ivory A. Toldson, NBC News)

Police officials were investigating Daniel Holtzclaw before final attack, suit claims (Molly Redden, The Guardian)

Preferences for the poor (Paul Mirengoff, Power Line)

Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at Plaza Hotel luncheon (CBS New York)

Race: How even multi-ethnic churches still don't get it (Jendella Benson, Christian Today)

Rahm Emanuel has lost his grip on the city and won't be reclaiming it (John Kass, Chicago Tribune)

San Francisco protesters decry police shooting caught in graphic videos (Video, Paul Vercammen, CNN)

Scalia's raging hypocrisy: Encroaching senility, raging racism, or does he no longer give a f*ck? (Paul Campos, Salon)

Sharpton to host 2016 Democratic hopefuls at racial justice forum (Annie Karni, Politico)

Should we honor racists? (Peter Singer, Project Syndicate)

Supreme Court releases audio of Justice Antonin Scalia saying maybe black students don't belong at elite universities (Lydklip, Ariane de Vogue, CNN)

Supreme court's affirmative action comments are "dead wrong" experts say (Ryan Felton, The Guardian)

Taser staff appear to post negative reviews for film critical of stun guns (Jon Swaine, The Guardian)

Trump's rhetoric will live in infamy (David Ignatius, Real Clear Politics)

U.S. police leaders, visiting Scotland, get lessons on avoiding deadly force (Al Baker, The New York Times)

Valerie Jarrett: Watching Laquan McDonald video was like a "poker in my stomach" (Casey Tolan, Fusion)

The verdict awaits (Leder, The Baltimore Sun)

Verdict in 1st trial over Freddie Gray's death could come next week (Ericka Blount Danois, The Root)

What social science tells us about racism in the Republican party (Max Ehrenfreund, The Washington Post)

Whites earn more than blacks - even on eBay (Ana Swanson, The Washington Post)

Why are so many black women dying of AIDS? (Laurie Shrage, The New York Times)

Why police officer wasn't charged in Ronald Johnson case (Danny Cevalios, CNN)

Will the Supreme Court add to the turmoil on America's college campuses? (Ruth Marcus, The Washington Post)


5 lessons all white feminists should learn, because knowing that identities intersect is essential (Claire Warner, Bustle)

The coming Republican immigration civil war (W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner)

City council leaders say they will block plan to pay $2M for outside lawyers in police investigation (Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun)

Cook County officer on scene of Laquan McDonald shooting, but no reports filed (Video, David Heinzmann, Chicago Tribune)

Did Scalia's comments on black students match the facts? (Jess Bravin, The Wall Street Journal)

Donald Trump and division within the Republican party (Radio, The Diane Rehm Show, WAMU)

Donald Trump calls for mandatory death penalty for killing police officers (CBS News)

Donald Trump wants the death penalty for those who kill police officers (Jenna Johnson, The Washington Post)

Dylann Roof, the black church and "the love that forgives" (Napp Nazworth, The Christian Post)

Even Rahm Emanuel supporters having doubts about their man (Video, Tracy Jarrett, NBC News)

Ex-Oklahoma cop found guilty of sexually assaulting more than a dozen women while on duty (Elliot Hannon, Slate)

Fed used made-up data to sue for racial discrimination (Dan Gilmore, The Patriot Post)

Golden Globes 2016: Nominations heed call for diversity in Hollywood (Video, Adam Howard, MSNBC)

How economics and race drive America's great divide (Lynn Parramore, The Huffington Post)

How the bitter white minority in the South ended up with huge power in Washington (Paul Rosenberg (Salon), AlterNet)

Hundreds march in Chicago a day after mayor's apology speech (Mary Wisnewski, Justin Madden, Reuters)

I asked 5 fascism experts whether Donald Trump is a fascist. Here's what they said. (Dylan Matthews, Vox)

In Memphis, a movement to mark lynching sites (Radio, Here & Now, WBUR, Boston)

Is affirmative action finished? (Garrett Epps, The Atlantic)

The justices appear split on racial preferences in university admissions (The Economist)

Laquan McDonald and what my dying father told me about the Chicago police (Marilyn Rhames, The Huffington Post)

The latest: Fellow officer testifies at Freddie Gray trial (Associated Press, The Washington Post)

Media cites bogus stats to defend affirmative action (Blake Neff, The Daily Caller)

Military college cadets face suspension after photos surface of racist prank (Jen Hayden, Daily Kos)

Muhammad Ali on Donald Trump: "Muslims have to stand up" to anti-Islamic speech (Niraj Chokshi, The Washington Post)

The necessary recklessness of campus protests (Nshira Turkson, The Atlantic)

New allegations against SFPD officers reveal "pattern of racial profiling, sexual assault" (Jack Morse, SFist)

Obama silent on fate of hometown mayor amid racial unrest (Video, Kevin Liptak, CNN)

Police chief: Baltimore officer's actions were reasonable (Juliet Linderman, David Dishneau (Associated Press), The Washington Post)

Racial diversity: a worthwhile goal (Michael Higginbotham, Matthew Bradford, The Baltimore Sun)

Rahm Emanuel is in deep, deep trouble (Amber Phillips, The Washington Post)

Risk of being killed by police is 16 times greater for those with mental illness (Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian)

Scalia stirs controversy again with questions in affirmative action case (Robert Barnes, The Washington Post)

Students on discrimination, campus climate (David Shimer, Yale Daily News)

Surprised about Donald Trump's popularity? You shouldn't be (Danielle Kurtzleben, NPR)

Taraji P. Henson on Hollywood's racial biases: "I know the struggle" (Daniel D'Addario, Sam Lansky, Adam Perez, Salima Koroma, Time)

The Trump effect, and how it spreads (Leder, The New York Times)

Trump plan pushes Muslim Republicans toward exit (Shane Goldmacher, Politico)

When white makes right (Carlton Waterhouse, Indianapolis Recorder)

Where's outrage from White House over McDonald shooting? It comes by email (John Kass, Chicago Tribune)

White cop convicted of serial rape of black women (Goldie Taylor, The Daily Beast)

Why does my white church have to talk about race? (Rev. Dominique C. Atchison, The Huffington Post)

W. Kamau Bell: White people need to "handle" Trump, he's "pinnacle of white privilege and white supremacy" (Video, Ian Hanchett, Breitbart)


Abigail Fisher deserves an "F" for her race-baiting Supreme Court case aimed at boosting subpar white students (Amanda Marcotte, Salon)

Alicia Garza: Taking Black Lives Matter to another dimension (Sunnivie Brydum, Advocate)

Amid racial unrest on college campuses, this US Supreme Court case could be a powder keg (Amy X. Wang, Quartz)

Analyzing "The Wire" with the Chicago's handling of the Laquan McDonald saga (Alexander Camp, The UIS Journal, Illinois)

Broadway has a race problem - can "The Wiz" solve it? (Lee Seymour, Forbes)

Byron York: Trump and Muslims, by the numbers (Byron York, Washington Examiner)

Chicago police inquiry triggers long-awaited change but hard choices ahead (Michael Lansu, The Guardian)

Chicago police killing of unarmed teen unjustified, fired investigator says (Video, Wayne Drash, Rosa Flores, Bill Kirkos, CNN)

Conflict can destroy movements. We need to fight the system, not each other (Erica Garner, Kemi Alabi, The Guardian)

Counting police killings in the US: landmark stories that led to change (Oliver Laughland, Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian)

Court divided over University of Texas race-conscious admissions (Robert Barnes, The Washington Post)

Detroit and Chicago: Police, community, and the DOJ (Podcast, WDET, Detroit)

District attorney-launched investigation into racial bias in law enforcement questioned by police and officer union (Jonah Owen Lamb, San Francisco Examiner)

Diversity makes you brighter (Sheen E. Levine, David Stark, The New York Times)

Does America have a fetish for police shooting videos? (Daniel Rivero, Fusion)

Donald Trump has crossed an uncrossable line (Ruth Marcus, The Washington Post)

Emanuel apologizes for Laquan McDonald police shooting, repeats call for change (John Byrne, Hal Dardick, Bill Ruthhart, Chicago Tribune)

Embattled Emanuel to speak about Chicago police department (Associated Press, Boston Herald)

FBI to launch new system to count people killed by police officers (Tom McCarthy, Jon Swaine, Oliver Laughland, The Guardian)

First officer on trial in Freddie Gray death defends his actions on the stand (Video, Fox News)

Footage of police violence puts heat on Chicago officials (Juan Thompson, The Intercept)

Freddie Gray trial: Takeaways from the state's case as defense prepares to call 1st witness (Associated Press, Fox News)

GOP's dangerous rhetoric (Donna Brazile, CNN)

Is America ready to use the term "fascist" in our political discourse? Rachel Maddow explores how Donald Trump has mainstreamed extremism (Video, Sophia Tesfaye, Salon)

It's too late to turn off Trump (Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone)

Judge bars release of 2013 videos of fatal shooting by Chicago police - for now (Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune)

Judge rejects racial discrimination lawsuit filed by Cleveland police officers (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: What Donald Trump and ISIS have in common (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Time)

Lies and coverups: Why Justice Department must investigate the Chicago police department (Marc Morial, Black Star News)

Mitchell: Mayor dodges the tough questions with conciliatory speech (Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times)

No, Scalia's comment about "less-advanced" schools wasn't racist (Michael McGough, Los Angeles Times)

NY special prosecutors probe police-involved shooting (Associated Press, The Washington Post)

Officer takes the stand in Freddie Gray case (Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Jess Bidgood, The New York Times)

Porter takes the stand as defense begins case for officer accused in death of Freddie Gray (Video, Justin Fenton, Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun)

Race and college admissions at the Supreme Court (Leder, The New York Times)

"Racial" and "religious" profiling now - or death later (Selwyn Duke, American Thinker)

Rahm says he's sorry. What's next? (Leder, Chicago Tribune)

Some in City Hall were aware of Laquan McDonald dashcam video 2 months after shooting: Emails (Video, Carol Marin, Don Moseley, NBC Chicago)

Supreme Court can't wish away racial inequality (Robert T. Maldonado, The Hill)

The Supreme Court considers affirmative action as campus protests over racial bias continue (Radio, The Diane Rehm Show, WAMU)

The Supreme Court may change "one person, one vote." This would hurt Latinos and Democrats. (John Sides, The Washington Post)

Supreme Court revisits case that may alter affirmative action (Adam Liptak, The New York Times)

Supreme Court takes up affirmative action (Lydia Wheeler, The Hill)

Timeline: Donald Trump has been getting called racist since 1973 (Dara Lind, Vox)

Trump's call to bar Muslims echoes crises from the past (Ron Elving, NPR)

Trump's dark victory: Even Republicans are speaking out against the Donald's hateful Mussolini parody. But can the damage be undone? (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon)

Trump's proposal may be GOP's tipping point (Caitlin Huey-Burns, Real Clear Politics)

US police killings are a public health concern, say Harvard researchers (Ciara McCarthy, The Guardian)

Will Chicago hustle up an acquittal? (Mumia Abu-Jamal, Counterpunch)


11 crazy things you hear when you're a biracial woman (Alexi McCammond, Cosmopolitan)

Absent political will, black communities seek justice in Woods slaying (Ronnisha Johnson, San Francisco Examiner)

After police shootings, Chicago faces crisis of trust (Video, Errol Louis, CNN)

Aldermen call for federal investigators to probe the mayor's office (Kate Shepherd, Chicagoist)

Along with Trump's rhetoric, the stakes for 2016 have risen dramatically (Dan Balz, The Washington Post)

As long as Chicago is stratified by race and class it will remain prone to violence (Alex Kotlowitz, The Guardian)

Barbara Walters to Trump: "Are you a bigot?"; Trump: "Somebody in this country has to say what's right" (Video, Real Clear Politics)

Bernie Sanders likens West Baltimore to "Third World" country (Video, John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun)

Bernie Sanders to tour Baltimore neighborhood where Freddie Gray riots broke out (John Corrales, The New York Times)

Bill de Blasio urged to fire NYPD cop who killed Eric Garner (Erin Durkin, New York Daily News)

Business lessons from Mizzou protests (Vince Brennan, St. Louis Business Journal)

Chicago police misconduct has frayed relations with blacks (Tammy Webber, Don Babwin, Associated Press)

Chicago police tased this man in jail - he died shortly after (Video, Jacob Shamsian, Business Insider UK)

Congressman John Lewis calls for action against racial injustice at Columbia event (Juliana Kaplan, Columbia Daily Spectator, New York)

The county: sexual assault and the price of silence (Oliver Laughland, Jon Swaine, Mae Ryan, Alex Parker, The Guardian)'s very political word of the year (Amy X. Wang, Quartz)

Do college students hate free speech? Let's ask them. (Video, Zach Weissmueller, Alexis Garcia, Reason)

DOJ's Chicago probe could expose how we fail to punish bad cops (Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post)

Donald Trump: Free speech vs. hate speech (BBC News)

Donald Trump isn't the problem (William Saletan, Slate)

Donald Trump is the second coming of George Wallace (Daniel Denvir, Salon)

Donald Trump's bigotry on full display (Jennifer Rubin (The Washington Post), Chicago Tribune)

Donald Trump's crowd cheers his Muslim exclusion plan (Amy Davidson, The New Yorker)

Exclusive: Donald Trump says he might have supported Japanese internment (Michael Scherer, Time)

Ex-cop on trial for rape of 13 women "used power to prey" on victims, prosecutor says (Sarah Larimer, The Washington Post)

Ferguson struggles far from over as commission seeks change (J.A. Salaam, The Final Call)

Harvard researchers: Make police killings a matter of public health (Richard Knox, Common Health, WBUR, Boston)

How does Trump do it? Understanding the psychology of a demagogue's rally (Ed Pilkington, The Guardian)

How Donald Trump's Muslim comments are playing in Muslim countries (Bill Chappell, NPR)

How less than six square miles could determine Atlanta's next mayor (Max Blau, Atlanta Magazine)

How politicians reacted to Trump's Muslim travel ban proposal (Video, Eli Watkins, CNN)

How the kid with the clock disappointed us (John Rampton, Entrepreneur)

How Wednesday's Supreme Court case could change college affirmative action (Kaitlin Mulhere, Time)

How will the Supreme Court rule on Affirmative Action? (Emily Bazelon, Adam Liptak, The New York Times)

Illinois House bill would make police videos more accessible (Kristen Thometz, Chicago Tonight, WTTW)

In Mount Greenwood, support for Chicago police remains strong (Suzanne Le Mignot, CBS Chicago)

IPRA chief wants to hand off Laquan McDonald probe to city watchdog (Frank Main, Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times)

I saw disturbing racism at Yale after 9/11. Sadly, it seems little has changed (Saqib Bhatti, In These Times)

John Hope Franklin: Race & the meaning of America (Drew Gilpin Faust, The New York Review of Books)

King: Even with Eric Garner, Laquan McDonald protests, more people died at the hands of officers in 2015 than last year (Shaun King, New York Daily News)

Krauthammer on "bigoted" Trump: "The problem is what he's doing to level of American discourse" (Video, Real Clear Politics)

The Laquan McDonald case: Where were you in April, Chicago aldermen? (Leder, Chicago Tribune)

The latest: Family says death after dragging not an accident (Associated Press, The New York Times)

Law professor, journalist weigh in on the significance of the Laquan McDonald video's release (Isaac Troncoso, The Chicago Maroon)

A look at federal civil rights investigations, what might be in store for Chicago police force (Michael Tarm (Associated Press), Star Tribune, Minnesota)

Maryland president calls for renaming Byrd Stadium (Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun)

Mayor Emanuel on police reform: "This is going to be a long painful road" (Video, Dick Johnson, NBC Chicago)

Middle schoolers call out hypocrisy in Laquan McDonald case with political cartoons (Rachel Cromidas, Chicagoist)

Muslims are to Trump as the Chinese were to President Arthur in 1882 (Yanan Wang, The Washington Post)

Muslims in Donald Trump's old neighborhood say, come get to know us (Liz Robbins, The New York Times)

Muster outrage for the scourge within (Leonard Pitts Jr., Miami Herald)

New Chicago police chief approved fabricated reports on Laquan McDonald shooting (Kevin Gostztola, ShadowProof)

New Chicago police video prompts rebuke from mayor Rahm Emanuel (Mitch Smith, The New York Times)

One way to boost achievement among poor kids? Make sure they have classmates who aren't poor. (Emma Brown, The Washington Post)

The only way to save Chicago is to make an example of it (Britt Julious, Esquire)

Oregon State University president Ed Ray plans actions, not just words, on racial issues (Richard Read, The Oregonian)

Philly newspaper cover depicts Donald Trump as the new Hitler (PHOTO) (Katherine Krueger, Talking Points Memo)

Profiles in cowardice, lessons in mis-leadership (Amara Enyia, Austin Weekly News, Texas)

Progressive and racist. Woodrow Wilson wasn't alone. (Virginia Postrel, Bloomberg View)

A return to the future for racial preferences at the Supreme Court (Paul Mirengoff, PowerLine)

"Roller coaster ride from Hell": Family wasn't told Chicago police Taser video would be released (Video, NBC Chicago)

Rothman: Rahm Emanuel and the problem of police brutality for Democrats (Noah Rothman, The Washington Post)

Sanders tours neighborhood marred by rioting (Ken Thomas, Associated Press)

Seattle, San Francisco act after police shootings (Greg Botelho, CNN)

Shaun King was fired from job at Morehouse College because he brandished a gun (Chuck Ross, The Daily Caller)

The South won the Civil War: White men, racial resentment, and how the Bitter Minority came to rule us all (Paul Rosenberg, Salon)

Spike in preschool suspensions reveals "troubling racial skew" (NewsOne)

Supreme Court appears ready to shake up how election districts are drawn (David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times)

The Supreme Court's opportunity on racial preferences (Jason L. Riley, The Wall Street Journal)

The Supreme Court's threat to campus diversity (David Cole, The New York Review of Books)

To foster public health, track law enforcement-related deaths, researchers urge (Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times)

To regain trust, Chicago police have work to do: #tellusatoday (USA Today)

Trump's Muslim immigration ban should touch off a baldy needed discussion (Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review)

Trump's Muslims plan: Inflammatory? Definitely. Unconstitutional? Maybe (Eyder Peralta, NPR)

U of Michigan offers self as test case for considering race in admissions (Robert Barnes, The Washington Post)

U.S. immigration law is racist enough to allow Trump's Muslim visitor ban (Roque Planas, The Huffington Post)

The U.S. Senate is still one of the world's whitest workplaces (Russell Berman, The Atlantic)

U.S. Supreme Court could rupture indigenous people's rights to prosecute non-natives (Dani McClain, ColorLines)

Video relaunches investigation into death of man held by Chicago police (Kim Bellware, The Huffington Post)

Video shows Chicago police officers using Taser repeatedly on man in jail (Video, Ciara McCarthy, The Guardian)

Wary high court tackles Texas "one person, one vote" case (Mark Sherman (Associated Press), The Washington Post)

What role do Asian Americans have in the campus protests? (Kevin Cheng, The Atlantic)

When the "narrative" becomes the story (Mark Leibovich, The New York Times)

Who are the prosecutors trying to win convictions in the death of Freddie Gray? (Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post)

Why didn't officer call medic for Freddie Gray? (And other questions) (Jennifer Ludden, NPR)

Why Supreme Court justices should celebrate college diversity, not reject it (Elise C. Boddie, The New York Times)

Why the Supreme Court should uphold affirmative action - again (Leder, The Washington Post)


92 ASU faculty sign letter supporting anti-racist student protests (Kaila White, The Arizona Republic)

Abigail Fischer, SCOTUS, and what the rhetoric about "reverse discrimination" ignores (Casey Quinlan, Think Progress)

AG Lynch: Chicago police probe to focus on race, use of force (Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times)

"All American Boys" written by a novel team (James Sullivan, Boston Globe)

Attorney: No charges against Chicago officer who shot Ronald Johnson (Video, Ashley Fantz, CNN)

Bernie Sanders most popular candidate among Asian-Americans (Andrew Dugan, Gallup)

A #BlackLivesMatter winter reading list (Andrew Stewart, RI Future, Rhode Island)

Changing "master": checks and balances (Victor Wang & Shuyu Song, Yale Daily News)

The Chicago police shooting of Ronald Johnson: video footage released (German Lopez, Vox)

The color of our future: Caucuses and children (Charles Bruner, Lionel Foster, The Des Moines Register)

Dartmouth protesters are guilty of "race hatred and misogyny," counter-protest group says (Bryan Stascavage, The College Fix)

Deconstructing Emanuel's mea culpa (Steve Rhodes, Crain's Chicago Business)

Diversity in the 2016 Grammy nominations is an improvement, but we've still got a long way to go (Michael Arbeiter, Bustle)

Donald Trump calls for barring Muslims from entering U.S. (Patrick Healy, Michael Barbaro, The New York Times)

Donald Trump calls for "complete shutdown" of Muslims entering U.S. (Igor Bobic, The Huffington Post)

Donald Trump is now America's Marine Le Pen (John Cassidy, The New Yorker)

Erika Christakis leaves teaching role (Finnegan Schick, Yale Daily News)

Everything bad, it seems, is my fault (Taylor Lewis, American Thinker)

Ex-federal prosecutor named to head troubled agency that probes cops (Annie Sweeney, Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune)

Experts testify that Freddie Gray would have survived with prompt treatment (Video, Ann O'Neill, CNN)

Factbox: Major U.S. Supreme Court affirmative action cases (Joan Biskupic, Reuters)

Feds launch wide-ranging civil rights investigation of Chicago police (Timothy M. Phelps, Chicago Tribune)

Ferguson-style investigation planned in Chicago (CBS St. Louis)

Four Muslim Latinas open up about their journeys to Islam (Walter Thompson-Hernández, Fusion)

Hispanic voter clout imperiled by Texas case before U.S. Supreme Court (Lawrence Hurley, Reuters)

Historic presidency, historic opposition: The legacy of president Barack Obama (Danielle C. Belton, The Root)

How can universities deal with racism? Learn from war zones. (Mark Fathi Massoud, The Washington Post)

How "culture fit" can be a shield for hiring discrimination (Katherine Reynolds Lewis, Fortune)

In Rachel Dolezal's skin (Mitchel Sunderland, Broadly)

"It stops with cops:" Activist takes on police with anti-brutality campaign during Freddie Gray trial (Christina Coleman, NewsOne)

An investigation into Chicago's police department (Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic)

Jim Maclean: In Ontario, a new race-based government (Jim Maclean, National Post)

No charges for Chicago officer in 2014 shooting of Ronald Johnson (Monica Davey, The New York Times)

Penn study points to economic and racial barriers that impact the treatment of psoriasis (Katie Delach, Penn News)

People of color with albinism ask: Where do I belong? (Anjuli Sastry, NPR)

"Political identity is fair game for hatred": how Republicans and Democrats discriminate (Ezra Klein, Alvin Chang, Vox)

Prosecutors say no criminal charges against Chicago police officer who fatally shot Ronald Johnson (Mark Berman, The Washington Post)

Prosecutors won't charge Chicago cop in fatal shooting of Ronald Johnson (Video, Steve Schmadeke, Chicago Tribune)

Race and dignity (Melvin Rogers, Boston Review)

Read transcript of Loretta Lynch announcing federal probe into CPD (DNAinfo)

Reversing Affirmative Action would send us backwards on race (Lee C. Bollinger, Time)

Sharp rise in HIV among young black gay men is "an injustice," health official says (Azeen Ghorayshi, BuzzFeed)

A short and depressing history of department store racial profiling (Tracy Moore, Vocativ)

State's attorney to announce results of investigation into a 2nd fatal police shooting (Chicago Tribune)

Supreme Court should avoid discouraging meaningful diversity in higher education (Leder, Los Angeles Times)

The Supreme Court should take race out of university admissions (Roger Clegg, Joshua P. Thompson, Forbes)

Trump, fear-monger in chief: Our view (Leder, USA Today)

Up next at the Supreme Court: A challenge to equality for all Americans (David H. Gans, New Republic)

US attorney general: Homan Square findings are "extremely important" (Dan Roberts, The Guardian)

What it's like to be black at Princeton (Brittney Winters, Vox)

White validation, black pain (Iyabo Babatunde, Columbia Daily Spectator, Columbia University, New York)

Why a pastor is repenting on behalf of white Christians over racial injustice (Ebony)

Why black power isn't enough in Baltimore (Video, John Blake, CNN)

Why Chicago can't move past Laquan McDonald's case until Mayor Rahm Emanuel resigns (A.R. Shaw, Rollng Out)

Why the country's largest minority-journalism group may close (Gabriel Arana, The Huffington Post)

Why we must affirm Affirmative Action (Rev. Al Sharpton, The Huffington Post)

Worst states for black Americans (Thomas C. Frohlich, Michael B. Sauter, Sam Stebbins, 24/7 Wall St.)

Yale lecturer resigns after email on Halloween costumes (Anemona Hartocollis, The New York Times)


Attorney General will launch probe of Chicago police (Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times)

Black men increasingly feel under siege in America (Læserbrev, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

The campus "justice" racket hits new low at Kean University (Leder, New York Post)

Chicago police: Protecting their own (Leder, Chicago Tribune)

Chicago police reports conflict with video of Laquan McDonald's shooting (Steve Mills, Los Angeles Times)

The Civil War almost didn't end slavery (Kevin M. Levin, The Daily Beast)

A conservative quandary in affirmative action case Fisher vs. Texas (Eric J. Segall, Los Angeles Times)

Counceling for students upset by "white student union" (WND)

Delaware governor: State must apologize for its role in slavery (Barbara Goldberg, The Huffington Post)

Donald Trump and Chris Christie square off over racial profiling (Patrick Healy, The New York Times)

Editorial: Harvard cowed by a word (Leder, Boston Herald)

Emancipation unfinished (Eric Foner, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Forgiving student debt might not be a win for all students (Joseph Williams, Take Part)

Free speech vs. the thought police (Salena Zito, Real Clear Politics)

Harvard Law School Untaped: The inmates demand control of the asylum (John Hinderaker, Power Line)

Has president Obama deepened the racial divide? Is that a good thing? (Scott Falkner, Inquisitr)

How big is Hillary's "Rahm problem" now? (Jazz Shaw, Hot Air)

How do we find the language to fight racism? (Jessica Masulli Reyes (The News Journal (Wilmington Delaware), USA Today)

Ivy League universities drop the term "master" (Associated Press, The Huffington Post)

Justice Department to investigate Chicago police (Josh Gerstein, Natasha Korecki, Politico)

Justice Department to investigate Chicago police for Laquan McDonald's death (Ken Meyer, Mediaite)

Justice Department will launch investigation into practices of Chicago police (Sari Horwitz, Ellen Nakashima, Wesley Lowery, The Washington Post)

Justice Dept. plans to investigate Chicago police after Laquan McDonald case (Monica Davey, Mitch Smith, The New York Times)

Laquan McDonald protesters call for special prosecutor (Tony Briscoe, Chicago Tribune)

Laura Washington: Real Chicago reform can come in March elections (Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times)

Meet the man who uncovered Chicago Police Department's attempt to conceal the video of Laquan McDonald's murder (A.R. Shaw, Rolling Out)

The NYT's awkward choice of Randall Kennedy to address campus race upheavals (Ron Howell, The Indypendent, New York City)

Police review authority boss ousted (Jon Seidel, Chicago Sun-Times)

Rahm Emanuel's Chicago is looking a lot like 1974 New York (Charles Gasparino, New York Post)

Reflecting on the 150th anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment (Jonathan Blanks, Cato Institute)

Samuel L. Jackson speaks out against the racial profiling of Muslims post-San Bernardino (Jen Yamato, The Daily Beast)

Signs of a widening gap (Minnesota Star Tribune)

Supreme Court revisits University of Texas race-in-admissions case (Jess Bravin, Douglas Belkin, The Wall Street Journal)

Video expert: Tamir did not reach into waistband for pellet gun (Nigel Roberts, The Root)

We are not yet living in a post-racial society (Wes Carter, The Buffalo News)

What did top city lawyer tell aldermen about $5M settlement for McDonald family? (Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times)

Why is racism still a problem in America? (Jay Jefferson Cooke,, New Jersey)

Yale mulls dropping house master title (Associated Press, Boston Globe)


95,000 words, many of them ominous, from Donald Trump's tongue (Patrick Healy, Maggie Haberman, The New York Times)

Activist Cornell West stirs crowd in southeast SD (Dana Littlefield, The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Along for the ride: Transit's role in increasing social and racial equity (Leah Thorsen, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Another big lie exposed: Black cop writes fake racist letter (Colin Flaherty, American Thinker)

Ben Carson calls for "moratorium" on "suspicious" foreign nationals (Michelle Moons, Breitbart)

Black Lives Matter interrupted a Donald Trump rally, and his supporters (and the Donald) were not happy about it (Chris Tognotti, Bustle)

Blacks' misguided Chicago protest (Crystal Wright,

Can Americans separate terrorism from Muslims? Yes, says poll. (Beatrice Gitau, The Christian Science Monitor)

Chicago police report contradicts video footage of Laquan McDonald death (Jessica Glenza, The Guardian)

Chicago police reports depict different narrative of shooting death of black teen (Fox News)

Clinton voices confidence in Rahm Emanuel as Chicago mayor (John McCormick, Bloomberg)

Crowd asks San Francisco police chief to resign over death (Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle)

Daughter of Eric Garner says deaths of her father and Laquan McDonald in Chicago are very similar: "It's basically a coverup" (Chauncey Alcorn, New York Daily News)

Demonstrators stage "die in" outside Michigan Ave. shops in protest of Laquan McDonald shooting (Video, Bob Roberts, CBS Chicago)

Despite Laquan video, reports from cops back shooting (Andy Grimm, Chicago Sun-Times)

Does language matter? Harvard and Princeton to dump "master" title (Annika Fredriksson, The Christian Science Monitor)

Doing better: Immigrants make NC more vibrant, competitive (Christopher Gergen, Stephen Martin, The News & Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina)

Don't collectively punish Muslims (Sahar Aziz, CNN)

DPS searches Hispanics more, find less, Statesman analysis shows (Eric Dexheimer, Christian McDonald, Jeremy Schwartz, Austin American-Statesman, Texas)

Edward Fitzpatrick: Any good traffic cop knows when it's time to stop (Edward Fitzpatrick, Providence Journal)

Expert for Tamir Rice's family releases new report that says shooting was unreasonable (Evan MacDonald, Northeast Ohio Media Group,

Expert: Video shows slain boy's hands in pockets when shot (Associated Press)

The gray areas of Affirmative Action (Alan Garfield, The Delaware News Journal)

Greene: "Reverse racism" social media backlash over "The Wiz" is absurd (Leonard Greene, New York Daily News)

#HLSUntaped: A response to Randall Kennedy (Jacob Lipton, Jon Hanson, The Harvard Law Record)

#HLSUntaped: The sound of silence (Bill Barlow, The Harvard Law Record)

#HLSUntaped: White privilege: This both is and is not about you (Annaleigh Curtis, The Harvard Law Record)

Jews are still the biggest target of religious hate crimes (Johanna Markind, Forward)

Laquan McDonald shooting: Anatomy of a cover-up (Leon D. Young, Milwaukee Courier)

Laquan McDonald swung knife aggressively, claim newly released Chicago police reports (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Law aims to track police-community relations before they reach the boiling point (Rebecca McCray, Take Part)

Lead paint: Despite progress, hundreds of Maryland children still poisoned (Timothy B. Wheeler, Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun)

The lingering questions in Laquan McDonald shooting case, video (Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune)

More mush from the wimp (Roger Kimball, Real Clear Politics)

Musings of an average joe: The real reason a black man can't get a cab (Joe Bilello, Fox News)

Obscure knife-gun cited in Chicago police shooting case (Don Babwin, Associated Press)

Op-ed: Hate crimes require a community-wide response (The Salt Lake Tribune)

Over 70 black campus groups plan more protests, demand "free tuition for black students" (Jerome Hudson, Breitbart)

Racial harassment on college campuses increasing (U.S. News & World Report University Directory)

Some Trump backers growing wary of his rhetoric (Rebecca Berg, Real Clear Politics)

"Star Wars" and the fear of a black planet (Stereo Williams, The Daily Beast)

State lawmaker charges racial bias in conviction (Matthew Tresaugue, Houston Chronicle)

Tamar Rice video: What new analysis says about his shooting (Beatrice Gitau, The Christian Science Monitor)

Town hall meeting over fatal SFPD shooting erupts in protest (Video, Devon McReynolds, SFist, San Francisco)

Trump on San Bernardino: Reporting suspicious activity "should not be racial profiling" (Video, Andrew Husband, Mediaite)

Whites warned: Meet black threats with Trump-style smackdown (WND)

Why hope is a loser in this election (Howard Fineman, The Huffington Post)


7 things feminists of color want white feminists to know (Gina M. Florio, Bustle)

Activists claim police union chief Bob Kroll is racist (Susan Du, City Pages, Minneapolis)

Almost everyone hates no child left behind. It's finally about to change (Kristina Rizga, Mother Jones)

Analysis: Can Rahm Emanuel survive? (Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times)

Anti-Latino prejudice in Austin (Tony Cantu, The Austin Chronicle, Texas)

Baltimore officer viewed on tape in Freddie Gray case (Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Jess Bidgood, The New York Times)

Bernie Sanders joins calls for those who covered up Laquan shooting to resign (Rachel Cromidas, Chicagoist)

Bernie Sanders just took the boldest stance of any candidate on the Laquan McDonald case (Luke Brinker, Mic)

Big reveal finds Rahm Emanuel flexing in fading light (John Kass, Chicago Tribune)

Bishop E.W. Jackson calls the Black Lives Matter movement "disgraceful" & "demonic" (Video, NewsOne)

Both black and blue: racial dynamics are thorny for officers on trial in Baltimore (Baynard Woods, The Guardian)

Cities' policies on police shooting videos inconsistent (Associated Press, The New York Times)

The County: where deputies dole out rough justice (Jon Swaine, Oliver Laughland, Mae Ryan, The Guardian)

A deadly police shooting means many questions (The San Francisco Chronicle)

Dealing with he "open secret" of campus racism (Robert Elam, Felipe Martinez, Teresa Steinkamp, Time)

Do Mormon genealogy records include black people? (Henry Louis Gates Jr., Anna L. Todd, The Root)

Editorial: Changing title "master" should be an easy fix for Yale (Leder, New Haven Register)

Emil and the myth of cops "sparing" white cop-killers (Daniel Greenfield, FrontPage Mag)

Emotions run high at Bayview community meeting following fatal San Francisco police shooting of Mario Woods (Jean Elle, NBC Bay Area)

Exclusive: Cops turn off body cams before killing man - witnesses watch them plant gun and drugs (Justin Gardner, The Free Thought Project)

Freddie Gray case: Officer William Porter's recorded statement played in court (Video, Justin Fenton, Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun)

The Freddie Gray trials: These are the charges and allegations facing six Baltimore cops (Polly Mosendz, Newsweek)

Hillary's Rahm problem (Leder, New York Daily News)

How one of the largest police forces in America stopped shooting people (Daniel Hernandez, Quartz)

John Fountain: A song for Laquan (John Fountain, Chicago Sun-Times)

Jury sees officer's video statement in Freddie Gray trial (David Dishneau, Juliet Linderman, ABC News)

King: Despite never lunging at police or lifting any weapons, Mario Woods was brutally shot down by San Francisco cops (Video, Shaun King, New York Daily News)

Mandatory sensitivity training on campus (Richard L. Cravatts, FrontPage Mag)

Many witnesses in Laquan McDonald grand jury probe, but result is far off (Natasha Korecki, Capital New York)

Michael Eric Dyson: Obama doesn't have Bill Clinton's privilege to be black in public or play the sax (Video, David Rutz, The Washington Free Beacon)

More video footage emerges of man's fatal shooting by San Francisco police (Video, The Guardian)

The Muslims of San Bernardino are feeling the mass shooting in two different ways (Jorge Rivas, Fusion)

The myth of black hypercriminality: What the numbers really say about race and homicides (Samuel Bieler, Counterpunch)

Newly-released Laquan McDonald documents at odds with video (Chicago Sun-Times)

New York's first black millionaire (Eric Herschthal, The Daily Beast)

The other 13th amendment: The complicated history of abolition that still haunts us today (Linda R. Monk, J.D., The Huffington Post)

Protestors demand "justice" for Eric Garner outside Gracie Mansion (Chauncey Alcorn, Joseph Stepansky, New York Daily News)

Race at Yale: suggested reading list (The Yale Herald)

Rahm Emanuel op-ed: I own the problem of police brutality, and I'll fix it (Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Tribune)

The real problem with Spike Lee's "Chi-raq" isn't about gun violence. It's about sexual stereotypes. (Janell Ross, The Washington Post)

A reckoning for Rahm (Tom Bevan, Real Clear Politics)

See something, say something - unless it's "racial profiling" (Scott Greer, The Daily Caller)

SFPD: Video evidence shows Woods made threatening move (Video, Vic Lee, ABC7 News, San Francisco)

Shouting "racism" is a career move (Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., The Wall Street Journal)

South Dakota agency denies bias against Native Americans (Regina Garcia Cano (Associated Press), The Washington Times)

Spike Lee declaress an emergency in "Chi-raq" (Scott Tobias, NPR)

The struggle for justice continues: December 6th, 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the 13th amendment (Dr. Artika R. Tyner, The Huffington Post)

Teen who recorded Mario Woods' SFPD shooting death speaks out (Video, KTVU, San Francisco)

To fight racial isolation on campus, start with admissions (Sherrilyn Ifill, The Washington Post)

University of Missouri's interim leader says race issues can't fester (Koran Addo, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

We must strive towards justice (Hector Villagra, The Huffington Post)

We still can't breathe: Cities choke out the poor (Kanu Iheukumere, The Huffington Post)

What happened when one high school started an open conversation about race (Rebecca Klein, The Huffington Post)

Witnesses claim police officers planted gun and drugs on black man after shooting him (Free Thought Project, Raw Story)

Woodrow Wilson's racism "did some harm," great-grandson says (Barbara Goldberg, Reuters)

Yale instructor at the center of racial protest to leave teaching role (Isaac Stanley-Becker, The Washington Post)


8 arrested as police tear down protest camp in Minneapolis (Associated Press, ABC News)

16 books about race that every white person should read (Zeba Blay, The Huffington Post)

All we want is justice: Fighting for Eric Garner (Erica Garner, Reggie Harris, The Huffington Post)

As tech firms come to Oakland, so do hopes of racial diversity (Radio, Pendarvis Harshaw, Morning Edition, NPR)

Black Lives Matter protesters are "tired," "hopeful," "ready" (Angela Jimenez, The Marshall Project)

Chicagoland: A tale of 2 tragedies (Larry Elder, Real Clear Politics)

Chicanery in Chicago (Charles M. Blow, The New York Times)

Chi-raq is not nearly as tone-deaf about sociopolitical issues as Spike Lee can be (Aisha Harris, Slate)

A collective's #StudentBlackOut seeks to ramp up the pressure on colleges (Sarah Brown, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Democrats struggle with growing Black Lives Matter movement, campaigns acknowledge (Ben Wolfgang, The Washington Times)

Does the Equal Protection Clause forbid racial preferences in state university admissions? (Joe Patrice, Above the Law)

Face it, we've lost the public's trust (David Kladney, Amy Royce, Chicago Tribune)

Family weeps as video of Freddie Gray arrest is shown at officer's trial (Donna Owens, Reuters)

Harvard Law School reviews use of crest with symbol of slavery (Nicole Brown, MSNBC)

How American Sikhs became collateral damage in the war on terror (Sujay Kumar, Fusion)

Is Donald Trump a fascist? (Ross Douthat, The New York Times)

Is Rahm lying about the Laquan McDonald Video? (Ben Joravsky, Chicago Reader)

It's time for conservatives to confront racism (David Marcus, The Federalist)

Laquan McDonald's classmates have watched his videotaped death, too (CBS Chicago)

Laquan McDonald shooting puts Rahm Emanuel in battle over the truth (Ed Pilkington, The Guardian)

Our view: Ditch Woodrow Wilson? Then ax MLK, too (Leder, The Arizona Republic)

Police reform in a city known for police corruption (Knute Berger, Crosscut, Seattle)

Prosecutors, defense differ over whether Baltimore officer could've saved Freddie Gray's life (David Dishneau, Juliet Linderman (Associated Press), St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Rebel without a pause (Bijan Stephen, New Republic)

Segregation continues to decline in most U.S. cities, census figures show (Don Lee, Los Angeles Times)

Shooters, cops, and skewed racial narratives (Cathy Young, Real Clear Politics)

The "strong black superwoman" syndrome (Peter DeWitt, Education Week)

Supreme Court blocks race-based election (Ilya Shapiro, Cato Institute)

This is the most important survey in America, but it keeps getting defunded (Alvin Chang, Vox)

To address race gap, Missouri AG pushes debt collection fixes (Paul Kiel, ProPublica)

When do we #SayHerName? Examining the systems behind the death of Jamar Clark (Kari Mugo, Twin Cities Daily Planet, Minnesota)

When rich and poor learn together, kids win (Rebecca Klein, The Huffington Post)

White servitude in America (L. Ali Khan, Counterpunch)

Woodrow Wilson, race, and the depravity of human nature (Thomas Kidd, Patheos)

Woodrow Wilson was more racist than Wilsonianism (David Milne, Foreign Policy)


Alabama: Federal lawsuit challenges voter ID law (Associated Press, The New York Times)

Alleged white supremacists who shot at Minneapolis protesters appear in court and say they are not racist (Khaleda Rahman, Daily Mail, UK)

Book review: The future of whiteness (Boganmeldelse, Hrafnkell Haraldsson, PoliticusUSA)

Campus politics: A cheat sheet (Alia Wong, Adrienne Green, The Atlantic)

Campus racial conflicts are white people's fault (D.C. McAllister, The Federalist)

The Chicago police chief might be gone - but the fight against brutality continues (Mariame Kaba, The Guardian)

Chicago police chief's firing and efforts to boost public trust in police (Radio, The Diane Rehm Show, NPR)

Chicago politics: How justice was delayed for Laquan McDonald (Video, Errol Louis, CNN)

Claims of deleted video among questions in Chicago shooting (Michael Tarm (Associated Press), The New York Times)

Critics wary as Emanuel creates task force to review police misconduct (Annie Sweeney, Hal Dardick, Chicago Tribune)

Defense says Porter was a good cop with no record of misconduct (Justin Fenton, Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun)

Donald Trump got more than love from the black preachers (Earl Ofari Hutchinson,

Emanuel dismisses top cop Garry McCarthy amid pressure for change (Bill Ruthhart, David Heinzmann, Chicago Tribune)

Emanuel objects to federal probe of police, but may not be able to stop it (Katherine Skiba, John Byrne, Chicago Tribune)

Five things to watch in the Freddie Gray case (Justin Jouvenal, The Washington Post)

Freddie Gray case: courtroom sketches offer peek inside first trial (Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun)

Growing racial gaps in graduation rates at several public universities (Nick Anderson, The Washington Post)

How affirmative action at colleges hurts minority students (Elizabeth Slattery, Hope Steffensen, The Daily Signal)

"I can't breathe," Freddie Gray told Baltimore police officer, prosecutor says (Justin Jouvenal, Rachel Weiner, Lynh Bui, Michael S. Rosenwald, The Washington Post)

Illinois attorney general wants U.S. civil rights probe of Chicago police (Kim Bellware, The Huffington Post)

Inside Rahm Emanuel's vote to silence Laquan McDonald's family (Michael Daly, The Daily Beast)

Johns Hopkins to launch $25 million faculty diversity program (Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun)

Laquan McDonald's shooting took seconds; cover-up more than a year (Video, Cedric L. Alexander, CNN)

"Let us rejoice": Alabama church cheers Hillary Clinton at Rosa Parks celebration (Matthew Teague, The Guardian)

A majority black jury will decide fate of officer indicted in death of Freddie Gray (Julia Craven, The Huffington Post)

The next fight for racial justice: Police union reform (Steven Cohen, New Republic)

Obama has watched Laquan McDonald video, White House says (Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post)

Opening arguments begin in first Freddie Gray trial (Joel Anderson, BuzzFeed)

Opening statements begin in trial for officer in Freddie Gray case (Scott Calvert, The Wall Street Journal)

"Pampered teenagers": Ted Cruz condemns Princeton campus protesters (Ben Jacobs, The Guardian)

POLITICO Illinois playbook: EMANUEL produces a head - ALVAREZ disputes City Hall video-delay explanation - PLAYBOOK interview today (Natasha Korecki, Jesse Rifkin, Politico)

Prosecutors detail timeline in first Freddie Gray trial (Ann O'Neill, CNN)

Race is big, ignored factor in wealth gap (Orson Aguilar, Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico)

Rahm bombs in Chicago over police killing (Leder, New York Daily News)

Rahm Emanuel faces several not-good options in the Laquan McDonald uproar (Amber Phillips, The Washington Post)

Rahm Emanuel: I have no plans to resign (Nick Gass, Politico)

Rahm Emanuel reportedly threatened Chicago's black leaders over protests (Jordan Sargent, Gawker)

Rosa Parks' legacy found in Black Lives Matter movement (Harold Jackson, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Spike Lee rips Rahm Emanuel at "Chi-Raq" premiere in New York (Associated Press, Chicago Sun-Times)

Starkly different accounts of Freddie Gray's death as trial of officer begins (Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Jess Bidgood, The New York Times)

#StudentBlackOut: Second day of campus action planned (Mashaun D. Simon, NBC News)

Students of color feel like voices in the wilderness on many college campuses (Elwood D. Watson, The Huffington Post)

Surprise change in how multiethnic churches affect race views (Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Christianity Today)

Tamir Rice shooting: Officer says threat was "real and active" (Video, Catherine E. Shoichet, John Newsome, CNN)

WaPo story on Chicago threat ignores perpetrator's race, desire to kill "white devils" (Alex Grisworld, Mediaite)

What the Freddie Gray jury says about America's criminal justice system (Jamilah King, Mic)

White student unions: Are they really a threat? (Shane Burley, Counterpunch)

Who is linked to the false Chicago police account of Laquan McDonald's death? (Yana Kunichoff, Darryl Holliday, The Guardian)

Why do people keep falling for campus race hoaxes? (John Hinderaker, Power Line)


75 new candidates in court for day 2 of Freddie Gray jury selection (Video, Paula Reid, CBS News)

After Gary McCarthy: Chicago's next top cop (Leder, Chicago Tribune)

After McDonald killing, Emanuel tries to buy time with police task force (Bill Ruthbart, Chicago Tribune)

An alternative to the "Black Lives Matter" narrative (Jason L. Riley, The Wall Street Journal)

Amid criticism, Chicago mayor announces police accountability task force (Eyder Peralta, NPR)

At private meeting, black ministers urge Trump to tone down racial rhetoric (Nigel Roberts, The Root)

Attorney general Lisa Madigan calls for federal investigation of Chicago police department (Video, Nancy Harty, CBS Chicago)

Barbara Ehrenreich: White working-class longevity drops along with white privilege (Barbara Ehrenreich, Los Angeles Times)

Black pastors confront Trump over "slurs" (Goldie Taylor, The Daily Beast)

Can Chicago police reform? It's up to mayor Emanuel now. (+video) (Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor)

Can new task force bring transparency to Chicago police department? (Lucy Schouten, The Christian Science Monitor)

Chaz Ebert: Where are all the diverse voices in film criticism? (Chaz Ebert, The Daily Beast)

Chicago mayor asks for police superintendent's resignation (Video, Ashley Fantz, Holly Yan, CNN)

The Chicago police scandal (Leder, The New York Times)

Chicago police superintendent fired by mayor amid outcry over video (Mark Berman, The Washington Post)

Chicago police superintendent is fired (Monica Davey, Richard Pérez-Péña, The New York Times)

Cleveland officer says he shot Tamir Rice after fake gun was pulled (Mitch Smith, The New York Times)

Clinton marks anniversary of historic Montgomery bus boycott (Associated Press, ABC News)

CNN's ugly, racial victim blaming: A sad low in Freddie Gray coverage (Ben Norton, Salon)

CNN under fire for calling Freddie Gray "son of an illiterate heroin addict" (Kimberley Richards, The Huffington Post)

Colorado police SLAM "race baiting morons"; Planned Parenthood shooter's live-capture NOT a racial issue (Carmine Sabia, BizPac Review)

Confronting racism at Fordham (Lillie Cicerchia, Socialist Worker)

The County: the story of America's deadliest police (Jon Swaine, Oliver Laughland, Mae Ryan, The Guardian)

Deaths of Laquan McDonald, Freddie Gray show need for citizens with cameras (Dan Rodricks, The Baltimore Sun)

Donald Trump is a bigot and a racist (Dana Milbank, The Washington Post)

Forum addresses racial issues at Johns Hopkins University (Video, Vanessa Herring, WBAL-TV, Baltimore)

Here's how to make government care about black lives (Megan Ming Francis, The Washington Post)

Herman: Cops' hands not bloodless, but Sandra Bland was not murdered (Ken Herman, Austin American-Statesman)

Hillary Clinton calls for "more love and kindness" during Montgomery boycott commemoration (Video, Liz Kreutz, ABC News)

History got the Rosa Parks story wrong (Jeanne Theoharis, The Washington Post)

Homan Square: Chicago police chief's downfall prompts calls to shutter facility (Nicky Woolf, Kevin Gosztola, The Guardian)

Illinois attorney general asks for DOJ to investigate Chicago police (Phil Helsel, NBC News)

Laquan McDonald shows that Black Lives Matter is right to target Dems (Joy-Ann Reid, The Daily Beast)

A look back at Rosa Parks' historic protest - and the boycott it sparked - 60 years later (Associated Press, The Sacramento Bee)

Mayor Emanuel severs top cop's head to save his own (John Kass, Chicago Tribune)

Mayor Hodges calls for end to Black Lives Matter encampment outside 4th Precinct (Video, Erin Golden, Libor Jany, Minnesota Star Tribune)

McCarthy's Chicago police tenure: 6 key elements (Kyle Bentle, Jonathon Berlin, Nausheen Husain, Kori Rumore, Chad Yoder, Chicago Tribune)

Meet the "Harlem hate pastor" who just met with Donald Trump (Miles E. Johnson, Mother Jones)

MLK's legacy and racial tension (Christian Givens, The Washington Times)

Mom: Dashcam shows Chicago cop killed my unarmed son (Justin Glawe, The Daily Beast)

No excuse or protection for hate. (Olivia Alperstein, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Officer says he told boy to show hands before fatal shots (John Seewer (Associated Press), ABC News)

Officer who killed Tamir Rice says he believed 12-year-old was in fact 18 (Oliver Laughland, Jon Swaine, The Guardian)

The pea of victimization under twenty campus mattresses (Richard L. Cravatts, American Thinker)

Police investigate racial slurs found written on barbershop in downtown Pittsburgh (Video, WXPI, Pittsburgh)

The profound emptiness of "resilience" (Parul Sehgal, The New York Times)

Progress on housing segregation could be victim of bill to keep the government open (Shiv Rawal, Think Progress)

Race and politics? Chicago police union defends officer Van Dyke (C. Mitchell Shaw, The New American)

Race and reality? The scourge of segregation (Ray Sanchez, CNN)

Rahm Emanuel ducks and dodges in Chicago (Leder, The Washington Post)

Rahm Emanuel's disaster for Dems (Noah Rothman, Commentary)

Rename the racist Democratic Party (Daniel Greenfield, FrontPage Mag)

Rhodes must fall: Decolonizing education (Dan Glazebrook, CounterPunch)

Rosa Parks, the name you know. Claudette Colvin, the one too many don't. (Janell Ross, The Washington Post)

Student posts $10,000 bail in Washington racial threats case (Donna Gordon Blankinship (Associated Press), ABC News)

Students' protests may play role in Supreme Court case on race in admissions (Adam Liptak, The New York Times)

The Supreme Court's set to hear one of the biggest race cases in years. It has no business doing so. (Ian Millhiser, Think Progress)

Talk of the county: Chicago police superintendent McCarthy had to go (Lake County News-Sun leder, Chicago Tribune)

Trump has sitdown with black ministers, says it went great (Marisa Schultz, Reuven Fenton, New York Post)

Trump meets with black pastors at "amazing meeting," but says no change in tone forthcoming (Jill Colvin (Associated Press), Minnesota Star Tribune)

U of Chicago emergency closure had more than a little racial bias taking place (Jazz Shaw, Hot Air)

The very white and European "Gods of Egypt" (Doctor RJ, Daily Kos)

#WeChargeTerrorism makes some bold claims about racial injustice in America (Ricky Riley, Atlanta Black Star)

What did Rosa Parks really achieve 60 years ago? (Saladin Ambar, Newsweek)

What's killing white, middle-aged women in America? (Allison Schrager, Quartz)

When white girls deal drugs, they walk (Abby Haglage, The Daily Beast)

Why Freddie Gray cases won't get a fair hearing in Baltimore (Philip Holloway, CNN)

You can't understand American politics without reading this study (Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo)