In 1967, the arrest and beating of an African-American taxi driver by a white cop sparked a riot that killed 26 people, caused millions in damage and led to a mass exodus from the beleaguered city of Newark.
The fact of the matter is simple. Stereotypes and labels are not innocuous. They are far from harmless. Not as long as they have the power to color perceptions, invoke slurs, incite brutality and compromise one’s safety.
The Waco biker gangs aren’t just murderers — they’re ‘thugs.’ Why won’t the media call them that?
With hundreds of drunk, angry people looking for excitement, all it takes is a catalyst — in this case, a flying beer bottle — to incite a riot.
Is Violence In America the Result of the Death Within Us?
Dr. Darron T Smith explains that four hundred years of violence and oppression cannot be assuaged by a few public appeals.
Kenneth Patricio sees #Ferguson as a microcosm of the struggles of a larger world.