In the decades after America’s founding and the establishment of the Constitution, did the nation get better, more just, more democratic? Or did it double down on violent conquest and exploitation? Reported, produced, written,…
Wow. The removal of the Stonewall Jackson statue from Monument Avenue in Richmond is underway. It's symbolism. But it also about power -- who has the power to memorialize a particular understanding of our history; who has the power to determine what values we publicly celebrate. https://twitter.com/michaelpRTD/status/1278387844516663296
Maybe 500 or so folks have found their way down here.
GOP Sen Daines of Montana (w/population that’s 89% white, .6% black) opposes statehood for the District of Columbia (46% white, 46% black), saying “the real people” of America are against it
The 13th Amendment outlawed slavery—with one big caveat: “except as a punishment for a crime.” For a century and half, that’s been used to re-enslave American citizens (disproportionately black men). So I’m introducing a Constitutional amendment to end this abomination.
Given recent developments, I'm sharing this guide to understanding Abolitionist vs. Celebrity-led ‘Bipartisan’ Criminal Justice Reform that I've been working on for my forthcoming book. It's very much a work in progress. Let me know if you find it helpful.
Journalists of color who are looking for a job - Colorado Public Radio has a couple openings right now and will have more down the line. My DMs are open if you're curious!