We’ve come a long way since the civil rights movement. But for people of color, the roads are still not entirely safe.
Margaret Burnham is a member of the faculty of Northeastern University School of Law, where she heads the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project.
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The broken spines of the Freddie Grays have before been the last straw, the flame to the powder keg. And yet we cannot seem to pull the curtain on this four-part play.
In her dissent of this week’s Schuette decision, Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke for, embodied, embraced and evoked the minority whose interests were at stake.
Medgar Evers, Rodney King, Trayvon Martin, And Now Jordan Davis: These shocking verdicts illuminate the persistence of racial decision-making in the criminal justice system.
On August 28, 1963, those of us who gathered on the Washington Mall felt the winds of change at our backs.
To claim that the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman proves the worthiness of our justice system, is to disregard the deep and abiding distrust black youth have for a system rigged against them.
An apt commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: President Obama is signalling his willingness to address our violent racial past.