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Gender & Sexuality
There’s no such thing as a “progressive prosecutor” in a system designed to criminalize Blackness
African Traditional Religions prepared me to grieve my mother
The price of radical concession
My mother proved protection is possible without police, even if she doesn’t know it
Trauma doesn’t turn you into a bad person
Police-Free schools are necessary, as is abolishing the white supremacist state they are rooted in
Prison abolition is more than a lofty theoretical. It’s also unpretty, everyday practices of resisting state policing
Why the plan to replace Rikers, or reform any prison, is doomed to perpetuate the problem
How prison-based thinking warps a lack of empathy for “deserving” victims to harm the vulnerable
The importance of reckoning with anti-Black bias in the white-dominated tech world
What do we do with abusers like R. Kelly if we abolish prisons?
My ancestors didn’t die for the right to vote, and we are allowed to question them anyway
The story of Black queer women imprisoned for defending themselves to reminds us this criminal system cannot save us
Malaysia to abolish the death penalty, drawing praise from the human rights groups
Calls to #AbolishICE are counterproductive unless they are also a call to #AbolishPolice
What do we need for a new freedom?: A proudly fat, disabled, bisexual enby’s vision for #Juneteenth
It’s no surprise more women are being imprisoned as less men are. We need abolition, not reforms.
How Jay-Z & other venture capitalists are creating new problems in the name of social justice
How growing up in what some called a religious “cult” helped me make sense of police abolition
“Prison was good for me”: How the state manipulates barely surviving its brutality into sanctuary
How the state uses “police morale” to divert from the violence inherent to policing
What does prison abolition mean to the mother whose son has been decapitated?
Linda Fairstein will always feel justified because there’s no accountability for the violence of white feminism
Resisting constant surveillance in my predominantly white neighborhood
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