Police Brutality

Total 9 Posts

U.S. police forces kill black people at higher rate per capita than white people.

2 min read
Black Americans are two and a half times more likely than whites to be killed by the police in the United States.

Why protesting racism during a pandemic is important – An epidemiologist explains.

4 min read
Going to a protest may increase your risk of COVID-19. But calling out the structural racism that takes black lives and affects health outcomes for people of colour is also vital.

Beyond brutality.

6 min read
Black Lives Matter is a movement provoked by police but not in the end about policing. It acts to end police brutality but has a vision beyond brutality.

Viral videos of racism: How an old civil rights strategy is being used in a new digital age.

5 min read
By filming everyday acts of racism, today’s Black Lives Matter activists are using an old strategy in a new media age.

George Floyd’s death reflects the racist roots of American policing.

6 min read
Half a century after the federal government voided Jim Crow laws, the criminal justice system still discriminates against African Americans.

‘Defund the police’ is not the whole story.

3 min read
“Defund the police” is a powerful slogan but its implications aren’t black and white. There are many shades of grey underlying the rallying cry of anti-racism protesters in many parts of the United States.

George Floyd protests show how the US has retreated from its position as a world leader.

5 min read
To be a world leader after 1945, the US had to be seen to be anti-racist. Now it no longer cares who is watching.
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