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What the Streets of Los Angeles Can Teach Us About Policing in America

The Truthdig team spoke with author Wellford (Buzz) Wilms about the complex relationship between urban neighborhoods and law enforcement.

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Shaun King Calls for Nationwide Economic Boycott to Protest Racial Inequality

The prominent activist and journalist cites the Montgomery bus boycott as an example the nation needs to follow.

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 READ MORE



Colin Kaepernick Pledges $1 Million Toward Racial-Equality Efforts

After announcing earlier in September that he would give money to organizations committed to improving communities, the 49ers quarterback detailed his plans to ensure transparency in his donations.

Posted on Sep 22, 2016 READ MORE


What Are the Most Pressing Problems We Face, and How Do We Solve Them?

Truthdig contributors often highlight and critique some of the biggest, most complex problems of our time. So this week we’re asking readers to offer solutions to some of the issues you find most important.

Posted on Sep 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Footage in Oklahoma Police Shooting Prompts Nationwide Outrage

Terence Crutcher, an African-American man, was killed by a white police officer in Tulsa on Friday. A video of the incident has caused many to argue that he was killed “in cold blood.”

Posted on Sep 20, 2016 READ MORE



Cast Your Vote: Do You Find Ajamu Baraka’s ‘Uncle Tom’ Comment Inappropriate?

This week, race relations were at the forefront of the political discussion, and the Green Party vice presidential nominee continued to face criticism for his racially charged remark. Truthdig invites you to weigh in on the issue.

Posted on Sep 3, 2016 READ MORE



Addressing White Privilege Is Only a Small Step in Combating Systemic Racism

Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, have repeatedly addressed covert racism and racial injustice, but the United States needs more than rhetoric to solve the problem.

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 READ MORE



American Heiress

Patty Hearst’s wild saga “provided hints of what America would become,” in the words of author Jeffrey Toobin—a sensational true crime story and a sad comment on American justice, race relations, media and celebrity culture.

Posted on Aug 6, 2016 READ MORE



Barack Obama Helped Us Peer Into the Racial Divide

It may take years to fully appreciate how dramatically this presidency has bent the arc of history toward justice.

Posted on Jul 15, 2016 READ MORE



New Poll Shows Hillary Clinton Tied With Donald Trump

In The New York Times/CBS News poll, both candidates garnered 40 percent of support of those polled—and both were perceived as untrustworthy by over 60 percent.

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: ‘Key & Peele’ Welcome You to ‘Negrotown’

What if there were a magical place where blacks could escape the indignities, dangers and inconveniences of racism?

Posted on May 7, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Starbucks CEO Burdens Employees With Conversations About Race

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has asked his U.S. employees to talk with customers about race relations in a campaign the company calls #RaceTogether—and many of them aren’t thrilled about it.

Posted on Mar 22, 2015 READ MORE



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A Bomb Blast That Still Echoes, a Half-Century Later

The bombing deaths of four Birmingham girls on this day 50 years ago changed the nation’s outlook on civil rights. But did it lead to real change?

Posted on Sep 15, 2013 READ MORE



Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

See the Racial Dot Map

A dot for every person. That’s what demographic researcher Dustin Cable of the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service did with census data to show how population in the United States breaks down by race.

Posted on Sep 7, 2013 READ MORE


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