Whether as victims of a mass shooting or of police brutality, time and again black lives are treated as less valuable than others.
After police shot to death the unarmed 22-year-old, the Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics release a public service announcement in which players call for unity and accountability in the face of police violence.
They worry that the increased presence of law enforcement at their school may wind up turning them into targets.
If Americans can’t be secure from someone packing an assault rifle, or from the predatory behavior of powerful men, or from the police, we do not live in a functioning society.
Native and black kids should not have to bear the cost of America’s fascination with violence, no matter what our tone-deaf president says.
The linguistic gymnastics required to report on police violence—without calling up images of police violence—is a thing of semantic wonder.
The loss of the Black Lives Matter activist, who died at age 27, is incalculable.
It’s high time we started seeing our most respected media outlets for what they really are.