Racial Profiling

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The Anatomy of A Rebellion: Against The Current vol. 84
Ortiz, Paul
Article
2000
The first time I traveled to Los Angeles with a comrade of mine in the labor movement, I had one of those sharp educational experiences that cannot be replicated in the classroom.
"Calm Reflection" or Justice?
Figueroa, Meleiza
Article
2013
Afterthoughts on Justice and racism after the movie Fruitvale Station.
Capital Crimes of Fashion: Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion (Book Review)
McClear, Sheila
Article
2015
Book Review of Tansy E. Hoskins' Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion.
Do Indian Lives Matter? Police Violence Against Native Americans
Loevy, Debra
Article
2015
With all our talk about police violence aimed at poor and minority communities, we have yet to talk about the group most likely to be killed by law enforcement: Native Americans. Native American men ...
Ferguson and After: Where Is This Movement Going?
The Editors
Article
2015
The movement that has erupted after non-indictments of the cop killers of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and of Eric Garner in New York City, one further fed by relentless continued police killings...
Grassroots Power vs. Police Brutality: Against The Current vol. 84
Cohen, Claire
Article
2000
Widespread police abuse is a long-time, normally mainly secret side of life in capitalist America, especially for minority communities. Now, in a number of cities, outrageous cases of police murders o...
A history of American anti-immigrant bias, starting with Benjamin Franklin’s hatred of the Germans
Merelli, Annalisa
Article
2017
In the 1750s, the United States of America was not yet a country, but its trouble with immigrants already had begun. People of non-WASP (white Anglo-Saxon Protestant) descent were crossing the ocean t...
I fit the description....
Locke, Steve
Article
2015
On my way to get a burrito before work, I was detained by the police. I noticed the police car in the public lot behind Centre Street. As I was walking away from my car, the cruiser followed me. I w...
My Mother, Stopped for Driving While Black
Mehari, Milen
Article
2016
When the police pulled their guns on my mother, I reached for my phone and told her to be calm and do as they say. My parents and I had just been swarmed by police cars, sirens blaring, as we drove on...
Organizing to Stop Police Brutality in Riverside, California: Organizing for Accountability: Against The Current vol. 83
Feeley, Dianne; Finkel, David
Article
1999
interview with Chani Beeman. Chani Beeman is co-chair of the Riverside Coalition for Police Accountability, whose principles and mission statement can be found at their website (www.ucr. edu/ethnomus/...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2016: Depression and Joy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
It’s a difficult thing to measure, but there are strong reasons for believing that the number of people struggling with depression has increased significantly in recent decades. Despite the evidence t...
Patrick Buchanan's Ezola Virus: Against The Current vol. 89
Bandhauer, Carina
Article
2000
Amidst all the turmoil of the Reform Party this summer, Pat Buchanan named Ezola Foster as his running mate for his third bid at the presidency. For a man who has openly questioned the holocaust, and ...
Police Terror in the Big Apple
Scott, George
Article
2014
Scott exposes the realities of police brutality and the character of organized opposition in New York City.
Practicing Hope: He's Just 17
Vermilya, Shelley
Article
2014
It seems like teachers want to do the right thing and, along with most white people, they don’t want to say the wrong thing about race (or class or LGBT or adoption or disabilities) so they just don’t...
Race and Class: Paris to New Orleans: Against The Current vol. 120
Miah, Malik
Article
2006
It turns out that the city of lights and city of jazz have a lot in common. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and militant explosions in the suburbs of Paris expose the underbelly of racism and class...
Race and Class: The Wealth Gap: Against The Current vol. 88
Miah, Malik
Article
2000
Politicians and government officials point to the historic low unemployment level in the Black community as signs of a strong economy and a future where whites and African Americans will finally have ...
Race and Politics: Profiling and DWB: Against The Current vol. 81
Miah, Malik
Article
1999
It's happened to most Blacks at least once in our lifetime. Driving towards home or heading from work on the freeway a cop decides to pull you over for no reason. You wait in your car (you never get...
Racist Undercurrents in the "War on Terror": Against The Current vol. 125
Miah, Malik
Article
2006
Although it is rarely mentioned in the so-called war on terrorism, racism is an undercurrent in every action and decision taken by the Bush-Cheney government. It is a dangerous element that has long-...
Racist Violence is Used to Maintain an Unjust Social Order: From Trayvon Martin to Wall Street
Urie, Rob
Article
2012
While it would be gratifying and is socially necessary to bring Trayvon’s murderer to justice, the continuation of America’s system of racial oppression must also be ended or we just wait for the inev...
Still Got the News: Against The Current vol. 84
Esch, Betsy
Article
2000
As a student activist at the University of Michigan in the middle and late 1980s, I was part of a coalition of activists who planned and carried out a democratic takeover of our school's newspaper, Th...
Stop-and-Frisk as a Policy of State Control Over Blacks and Latinos: Hobbes on Trial in New York City
Paul, Ari
Article
2013
Nicholas Peart is one of the plaintiffs in the federal class action lawsuit against the New York Police Department’s policy of stop-and-frisk, where officers use their power to roam the streets and st...
Thieving Sons of Bushes: Against The Current vol. 91
Miah, Malik
Article
2001
“Never Trust a Son of Bush” was one of many signs at George W. Bush's presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. on January 20. Some 25,000 marched in Washington and 15,000 rallied in San Francisco...
Twice Removed: Double Punishment and Racial Profiling in Canada
Film/Video
2013
Immigrants who commit criminal offences are punished twice: once when they're sentenced for their crime, and again when they are permanently removed from Canada, even if they had lived here since chil...

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Madrid barrio expels 'racist' police patrols
Jeering crowds chase away officers who try to detain immigrants
Tremlett, Giles
2011
Community protests police practice of racial profiling: the protests have been dubbed the "indignant" movement.