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Black Lives Matter

Decades after the civil rights movement fought for formal racial equality, a new generation of activists struggles against persistent discrimination, disadvantage, and open violence.

Rethinking Academia and Social Justice: Reflections from Emerging Scholars

The death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO and the responding protests served as a catalyst for the resurgence of #BlackLivesMatter, a movement working to shift national and local conversations about race, class, gender, and inequality. In this essay, the authors reflect on how academia can answer this call, from their positions as emerging scholars.

Ferguson Residents and Protesters Views about Police Perceptions of Race and Crime

While many have proposed that hiring more Black officers is an effective way to alleviate longstanding tension between police and African American citizens, this article shows that a shared racial background does not always guarantee positive police perceptions among Ferguson residents and protesters.