There can be no reproductive justice for all until the state-sanctioned murder of Black youth in this country is addressed.
Hundreds of students at around ten colleges walked out of class in solidarity on Monday, expressing their anger at the lack of justice for Brown and the other young people of color killed in police shootings.
The Obama administration announced another change to the religious accommodation to the birth control benefit, and predictably conservatives hate it.
Among other things, Ferguson shows us that systemic racial injustice persists, often with “states’ rights” or “local rights” as justification.
Only when it is considered, in practice, a serious crime to kill a Black person will it be possible to have peace in the United States.
While national attention is focused on the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, researchers and advocates in different cities across the country are pointing out the obvious—this problem is larger than one town.
The tragic shooting death of an unarmed Missouri teenager by a police officer is a wake-up call for advocates that police brutality is a reproductive justice issue.
Nationwide vigils for Michael Brown and other victims of police violence were a time for peaceful mourning, but not without moments of outrage.
Obama said that there is no excuse for violence against police or for vandalism and looting, but that there is also no excuse for using excessive force against peaceful protesters who are exercising their First Amendment rights.
A recent court decision against stop and frisk speaks specifically to racial profiling, but we know that other kinds of profiling—based on gender, sexual orientation, economic status, and other characteristics—are often used by police.