Black Lives Matter

Professor Carnage

Dave Grossman teaches police officers to think like "warriors." But is the rise of a militarized mindset turning black citizens into targets?

The Fire Last Time

An elite police squad was supposed to clean up the streets of 1970s Detroit. Instead, it terrorized African Americans, and turned the city into a battleground.

The Anti-Protest Backlash

Republican lawmakers are trying to criminalize dissent. Does this herald a larger and more dangerous backlash against free speech?

America’s New Opposition

From Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter, the left has been reborn. Can it find a way to harness the populist uprising that brought Trump to power?

A Safe Space for Racism

Clashes at sports stadiums between white crowds and Black Lives Matter protesters proved that “white fragility” wasn’t a moment, but a movement.

The Violence May Yet Come

Donald Trump's claims of a "rigged" election have renewed fears of unrest on Election Day. It's time for Republicans to stand up for our democracy.

Visible Men

Mychal Denzel Smith's memoir reckons with racial injustice, and tells the story of his political education.