We know that the Supreme Court gutting the Voting Rights Act in 2010 has led to voter suppression if not downright disenfranchisement of people of color. But this is only the latest round of a repeating pattern of Supreme Court rulings and legislative action to disenfranchise people of color. The latest attempts to deprive black and Native American citizens and other minorities of their voting rights are just part of something that has become a troubling tradition…Continue
This weekend Rhodes University students in South Africa took a brave and powerful stand against sexual assault and rapists. Following the release of the #RUReferenceList—a document naming 11 alleged rapists at the university—student activists took to the street for ongoing protests. During these movements, police used pepper spray and stun guns to break up the activists and disrupt their action against sexual assault and against the university; which students say does not…Continue
As American police officers continue to brutalize, disproportionately target, and exploit the citizens of their country, the need for marginalized and oppressed groups to hold individual officers and institutions accountable is just as, if not more, important than ever. Young entrepreneur Brandon Anderson is working on a tool that does just that.
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