News Links for 2015
Steve Scalise and the White Supremacy Movement.
louisianavoice.com January 2, 2015.
Tamir Rice and the Value of Life.
The New York Times. January 11, 2015.
346 Inmates Died in Florida Prisons in 2014.
The Daily Kos. January 14, 2015.
Mark Wahlberg victim speaks out against his seeking a pardon.
The Washington Post. January 21, 2015.
Oregon Was Founded as a Racist Utopia.
gizmodo.com January 21, 2015.
Black Teen vs. White Teen Rate of Jailing.
The Washington Post. January 30, 2015.
"Lynching in America: Report Summary"
Equal Justice Initiative. February 10,
EJI Report: Supplemental Index by County
Equal Justice Initiative.
February 10, 2015.
Map of Lynchings
in the EJI Report
New York Times. February 10, 2015.
Jury Foreman's Details in Michael Dunn Trial.
news4jax.com February 12, 2015.
Judge's speech to three white murderers.
NPR. February 13, 2015.
The Economist. February 21, 2015.
Ferguson Police Routinely Violate Rights of Blacks, Justice Dept. Finds.
The New York Times. March 3, 2015.
"Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department"
of Justice. March 4, 2015.
On the Justice Department's Report on Ferguson Police Dept.
The Atlantic. March 5, 2015.
Why is Milwaukee So Bad for Black People?
npr.org March 5, 2015.
Florida Corrections officers in KKK.
The Daily Kos. April 2, 2015.
Duke Student Hangs Noose from Tree on Campus.
The Washington Post. April 2, 2015.
Unite to Honor Viola Liuzzo"
USA Today. April 5, 2015.
Louisiana Denies Compensation to Exonerated Death Row Prisoner.
Democracy Now!. April 6, 2015.
Anthony Ray Hinton Exonerated after 30 Years on
Democracy Now! April 6, 2015.
South Carolina officer charged with murdering a black man he shot in the back.
The New York Times. April 7, 2015.
Cell Phone Video Leads to Murder Charge Against Police Officer.
Washington Post. April 8, 2015.
police officers lied about arrests/shootings of black men.
theroot.com April 9, 2015.
Former Bush Official: "The GOP has Scores of Racists."
Salon. April 10, 2015.
Analysis of police officers charged
in fatal shootings.
The Washington Post. April 11, 2015.
Philly police officer targets white drug dealers
Yahoo News. April 16, 2015.
Florida Sheriff: Blacks Should Learn To Act Like White People In Order To Stay Alive.
news.aazah.com April 26, 2015.
The Most Racist Places in America according to Google.
The Washington Post. April 28, 2015.
Why Baltimore Rebelled.
Jacobin. April 28, 2015.
Florida police officer fired
for calling black people "monkeys."
NBC2 News (A local affiliate.) May 1, 2015.
Six Baltimore officers charged in the Death of Freddie Gray.
The Washington Post. May 1, 2015.
Systemic Racism Entangles Even Black Cops
vox.com May 7, 2015.
White Supremacists Infiltrating Law
thegrio.com May 12, 2015.
The MOVE Bombing at 30.
democracynow.org May 13, 2015.
Why have so many People Never Heard of the MOVE Bombing?
npr.org May 18, 2015.
Ricky Jackson wrongly incarcerated for 39 years is released.
nbcnews.com May 19, 2015.
Mentally Ill Woman Killed by Cleveland Police.
Mother Jones. May 28, 2015.
The Counted: Police Killings in the U.S.
The Guardian. June 1, 2015.
killed by pollice twice as likely to be unarmed as whites.
The Guardian. June 1, 2015.
The Growing Right-Wing Terror Threat.
The New York Times. June 6, 2015.
Kalief Browder, 1993-2015.
The New Yorker. June 7, 2015.
AP Bias in Reporting on Black "Suspects".
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (fair.org) June 8, 2015.
Texas Police Officer pulls Gun on Teens at a Pool Party.
The Washington Post. June 8, 2015.
Black Man in Solitary confinement for 42 Years Denied Release.
Democracy Now. June 12, 2015.
"The Growing Right-Wing
The New York Times. June 16, 2015.
Charleston Shooting at Emanuel AME Church, Nine Killed.
The Washington Post. June 18, 2015.
5 Charts on Hate Crimes.
The Washington Post. June 18, 2015.
Violence against Black Churches.
The Atlantic. June 18, 2015.
The Long List of Murders Committed by White Extremists Since the Oklahoma City Bombing.
slate.com June 18, 2015.
Charleston is about Racial Violence, Not Gun Violence
The Washington Post. June 19, 2015.
White Terrorism is as Old as
The New York Times Magazine. June 19, 2015.
"White Supremacists without Borders."
The New York Times. June 22, 2015.
The Condition of black Life is One of Mourning.
The New York Times Magazine. June 22, 2015.
Confederate Summer Camp
vocativ.com June 23, 2015.
Historians Crowdsource Key Reads About Racial Violence in America.
The Guardian. June 23, 2015.
The Baltimore protests and Freddie Gray.
vox.com June 24, 2015.
Racism's Psychological Toll.
The New York Times Magazine. June 24, 2015.
Homegrown extremists deadlier than Jihadists.
The New York Times. June 24, 2015.
911 Mistake in Tamir Rice Case?
Mother Jones. June 24, 2015.
Majority of Fatal Attacks on U.S. Soil Carried Out by White Supremacists, Not Terrorists.
The Washington Times. June 24, 2015.
Most terrorists are not Muslim despite overwhelming news coverage that says otherwise.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
(fair.org) June 25, 2015.
Six Black Churches Burned.
The Washington Post. June 29, 2015.
Farewell to America.
The Guardian. July 1, 2015.
Why Do People Believe Myths about the Confederacy? Because Our Textbooks and Monuments are Wrong.
The Washington Post. July 1, 2015.
On Racism and US History
July 3, 2015.
Is Dylann Roof a Terrorist? Survey data.
The Washington Post. July 3, 2015.
Man plotting massacre of Muslims set free by judge.
thinkprogres.org July 5, 2015.
"Revenge Killing: Race and the Death Penalty in a
The New Yorker. July 6, 2015.
The Drug War and Mass
Incarceration by the Numbers.
The Huffington Post. July 7, 2015.
Support for the Confederate Flag in a Georgia County.
The New York Times. July 7, 2015.
"The Prosecutor Who Says Louisiana Should Kill More People"
The New York Times. July 7, 2015.
This Village Seal is not Racist
The Village Voice. July 7, 2015.
Two SC Senators with History of Racist Ties.
SPLC Hatewatch Blog. July 8, 2015.
Tennessee Marks Nathan Bedford Forrest Day.
The Tennessean July 13, 2015.
For Black Americans, US is about as Dangerous as Rwanda.
rawstory.com July 14, 2015.
Native Americans Most likely to get shot by Police
Mother Jones. July 15, 2015.
How the KKK is Trying to Stay Afloat
thinkprogress.org July 16, 2015.
How Railroads and Highways Segregate Communities.
The Washington Post. July 16, 2015.
Sheriff in Bland Case Previously Fired After Allegations of Racism, Brutality.
slate.com July 16, 2015.
Sandra Bland Found Dead in Jail
reason.com July 17, 2015.
KKK Rallying in SC.
The Washington Post. July 18, 2015.
Homeland Security Monitoring Black Lives Matter Since Ferguson.
theintercept.com July 24, 2015.
How Slavery Affects the Mental Health of Black Americans.
New Republic. July 27, 2015.
Sam DuBose's Death: Video Different from Police Account
gawker.com July 29, 2015.
Stop Shaking Down Black People.
Mother Jones. July 30, 2015.
"Swimming While Black: the Legacy of Segregated Public Pools Lives On"
The Guardian. August 4, 2015.
Sandra Bland Suicide A Statistical Aberration.
abc7chicago.com August 4, 2015.
Reddit Bans /r/CoonTown
August 5, 2015.
White Teen Shot Dead by Police, Where is the Outrage Family Asks.
The Washington Post. August 6, 2015.
White Supremacist Blows His Leg Off Making Bombs.
alternet.org August 7, 2015.
NYC Undercover Police Monitoring Black Lives Matter Since December 2014.
theintercept.com August 8, 2015.
What Happened in Ferguson?
The New York Times. August 10, 2015.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on Ferguson one year later.
npr.org August 13, 2015.
The Subtle Linguistics of Polite White Supremacy.
medium.com August 14, 2015.
Lead Poisoning and Poor Blacks.
The Washington Post. August 25, 2015.
"A Matter of Black Lives"
The Atlantic. September 2015.
NC Brothers Wrongful
The Guardian. September 2, 2015.
Using Jail as a Threat to Collect Fines in Georgia.
The New York Times. September 4, 2015.
White People Still Don't Believe Black People about What it's Like to be Black
The Guardian. September 7, 2015.
Trump Comments Increase
Expressions of Racism Against Latinos
The Guardian. September 9, 2015.
Fred Trump Arrested in 1927 KKK Brawl with Police.
talkingpointsmemo.com September 9, 2015.
Data for black vs. white deaths
Mother Jones. September 10, 2014.
Attack on Sikh intended for Muslim.
The Washington Post. September 10, 2015.
ACLU Sues Alabama town over Debtors Prison.
Business Insider. September 10, 2015.
James Blake Assaulted by NYPD.
New York Daily News. September 10, 2015.
Yale Grapples with its Ties to Slavery.
The New York Times. Septemer 11, 2015.
Why Color-Blindness is Counter-Productive?
The Atlantic. September 13, 2015.
Experiencing Racial Discrimination Causes Poor Health.
Mother Jones. September 14, 2015.
How Mass Incarceration has Become the New Welfare.
The Atlantic. September 16, 2015.
Black Teen Arrested by Nine Officers for Jaywalking.
The Guardian. September 17, 2015.
When Schooling Meets Policing.
The Atlantic. September 21, 2015.
Disparities in Juvenile Sentencing.
The Marshall Project. Seoptember 22, 2015.
Being Jewish and Whiteness.
The Washington Post. September 22, 2015.
America's Racial Divide and History.
The Washington Post. September 23, 2015.
Sandra Bland Investigation a Potential Sham.
The Huffington Post. September 24, 2015.
An Ohio Town Integrated for 200 Years.
The Washington Post. September 26, 2015.
Scientific Racism Making a Comeback.
The Washington Post. September 28, 2015.
Indianapolis Teen Dies in Police Custody After Alleged Shoplifting Incident.
nbcnews.com September 28, 2015.
Islamophobia has a Long History in the US.
September 28, 2015
Man Accused of Stealing $5 in Snacks dies in Jail Waiting for a Space at a Mental Hospital.
The Washington Post. September 29, 2015.
Stopping Police Shootings Requires Police to Stop Shaking Down Black People.
Mother Jones. September/October 2015.
The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration.
The Atlantic. October 2015.
Black and white Americans use drugs at similar rates. One group is punished more for it.
vox.com October 1, 2015.
The Long shadow of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot.
Salon. October 2, 2015.
Debt-Collection Lawsuits Squeeze Black Neighborhoods.
propublica.org October 8, 2015.
Thabo Sefolosha Found Not Guilty After NYPD Breaks His Leg.
espn.com October 9, 2015.
Incarceration Rates since 1880.
vox.com October 11, 2015.
69-year-old man has been jailed for over 50 years for a crime committed as a juvenile.
jjie.org October 11, 2015.
Thirty Years on Death Row for Wrongly Convicted Man.
CBS News.October 11, 2015.
Fifteen Confederate Flag-Wavers arrested for Terroristic Threats in Georgia.
splc.org Octoer 12, 2015.
Tamir Rice Shooting was "Reasonable".
reason.com October 12, 2015.
Secret Surveillance of "Suspicious" Blacks in Georgetown.
The Washington Post. October 13, 2015.
Detention of Black Teens in D.C. Sparks Protest
The Washington Post. October 14, 2015.
UVA Student Speaks ut about Assault by Police Officers.
Vanity Fair October 14, 2015.
KKK Group Counter-Rallies Against the NAACP.
al.com October 16, 2015.
Mississippi Judge: People Charged with Crimes are Criminals.
Al Jazeera America.
October 17, 2015.
Arson Suspected After Five Fires in Ten Days at Black Churches in St. Louis.
Vice News. October 18, 2105.
Florida Church Drummer Killed by Officer after his Car Broke Down.
The Washington Post. October 19, 2015.
Portrait of Homan Square Detainees held by Chicago Police.
The Guardian. October 19, 2015.
Alabama Judge: Facing Court Debt, Give Blood or go to Jail.
splcenter.org October 20, 2015.
System of Soaking Alabama's Indigent.
al.com October 20, 2015.
Fictions about Race in America.
The Atlantic. October 21, 2015.
Arson Suspected in Seven Fires in St.Louis at Black Churches.
The WashingtonPost. October 22, 2015.
How Texas Teaches History.
The New York Times. October 21, 2015.
A Debtor's Prison in Missisippi.
The Washington Post. October 21, 2015.
Slavery Did Not Die Honsetly.
The Atlantic. October 21, 2015.
History Class and the fictions about Race in America.
The Atlantic. October 21, 2015.
KKK Plans Rally against possible MLK Memorial Site.
splcenter.org October 22, 2015.
The New Right-Wing Terrorism.
salon.com October 22, 2015.
The Disproportionate Risks of Driving While Black.
The New York Times. October 24, 2015.
Police Searches on Black and White Drivers.
The Washington Post. October 27, 2015.
The Growing Racial Divide in Virginia's War on Pot.
The Washington Post. October 28, 2015.
Texas Detective' Case Regarding the Shooting of an Unarmed Black Man Thrown Out.
The Washington Post. October 29, 2015.
Racial Slurs are Woven Deep into the American Landscape.
vocativ.com October 29, 2015.
African-Americans Victimized by Crime and the Criminal Justice System.
vox.com October 30, 2015.
Oklahoma Mayor's Husband Dresses up as KKK with Burning Torches.
theroot.com November 2, 2015.
Racism in Jury Selection.
Mother Jones. November 3, 2015.
Man Bombed Wal-Mart Because it Stopped Selling Confederate Flags.
The Washington Post. November 3, 2015.
Half of Black Millennials Know a Victim of Police Violence.
huffingtonpost.com November 4, 2015.
Black Grad Student on Hunger Strike over Swastika Drawn in Human Feces.
The Washington Post. November 6, 2015.
Detroit Police Officers Exchange of Racially Charged Texts.
The Guardian. November 6, 2015.
Woman Born in Kenya Attacked for not Speaking English.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune. November 7, 2015.
The Cost of Quality of Life Policing.
The Washington Post. November 11, 2015.
D.C. Police Framed Man Imprisoned for 27 Years.
The Washington Post. November 18, 2015.
A Modern-Day Lynching in Mississippi.
buzzfeed.com November 18, 2015.
Anti-Muslim is Anti-American.
The New York Times. November 23, 2015.
Five Black Lives Matter Protesters Shot in Minneapolis.
vox.com November 24, 2015.
Video of Laquan McDonald's Shooting by Chicago PD.
slate.com November 24, 2015.
Hate Crimes are Falling, except against Muslims.
The Washington Post. November 25, 2015.
The Corrupt System that Killed Laquan McDonald.
The Atlantic November 27, 2015.
Ta-Nehisi Coates on Police Brutality.
democracynow.org November 28, 2015.
Racist Judge Gives Black Man 60 Years in Prison for Driving With Suspended License.
urbanintellectuals.com November 29, 2015.
The County: The Story of America's Deadliest Police.
The Guardian. December 1, 2015.
Excessive Force Trial of Police Officer who Tased a Native American Man 28 Times.
argusleader.com December 5, 2015.
The Terrorists Among Us (North and South Carolina).
The Atlantic. November 30, 2015.
Police Shooting in San Francisco.
Mother Jones. Decmeber 6, 2015.
Cleveland Police Complain of Reverse Racism.
Mother Jones. December 8, 2015.
Citadel Students Suspended for Wearing White Hoods.
Mother Jones. December 10, 2015.
13 Black Women on How an Oklahoma City Police Officer Terrorized their Neighborhood.
vox.com December 11, 2015.
Man Fatally Shot by Police.
NBC News December 13, 2015.
Controversial "Rule" Police Rely on to Shoot and Kill Suspects.
Mother Jones. December 14, 2015.
Mapping the Spread of the Second Ku Klux Klan.
richmond.com December 15, 2015.
Convenience Store Clerk Shot, Called Terrorist.
wilx.com December 15, 2015.
How to Predict Bad Cops in Chicago.
fivethirtyeight.com December 15, 2015.
Chicago Pays Millions but Punishes Few in Police Killings.
The New York Times. December 17, 2015.
How Blacks and Whites are Killed by Guns.
The Washington Post. December 18, 2015.
The Real Reason Sandra Bland Got Locked Up.
The Nation. December 18, 2015.
Freddie Gray's Life.
The Washington Post. December 19, 2015.
ACLU Finds Extreme Racial Disparity in local New Jersey Arrests.
nj.com December 21, 2015.
Grand Jury Not Indicting Anyone in Sandra Bland Case.
The Washington Post. December 22, 2015.
Chicago PD Shoot and Kill Two African-Americans.
The Washington Post. December 28, 2015.
Disproportionate Number of Black Victims in Fatal Traffic Stops.
The Washington Post. December 24, 2015.
Dear White America
The New York Times. December 24, 2015.
Analysis of Washington Post Coverage of Police Killings
fair.org December 29, 2015.
Why Police So Often See Unarmed Black Men As Threats.
vox.com December 29, 2015.
Trump's Effect on Muslim Migrant Debate.
The Washington Post. December 29, 2015.
Sikhs become a Target of Anti-Muslim Actions.
usnews.com December 31, 2015.