Tag Archives: Civil Rights

Adeshina Emmanuel – DOJ: To Address “Defective” Accountability System, Chicago Must Renegotiate Police Union Contracts

Link to an article by Adeshina Emmanuel:

“DOJ: To Address ‘Defective’ Accountability System, Chicago Must Renegotiate Police Union Contracts”

Bonus links: “Stop Kidding Yourself: The Police Were Created to Control Working Class and Poor People” and “Police Violence and Police Unions”

Demos – Understanding the Racial Wealth Gap

Link to a report by Demos:

“The Asset Value of Whiteness: Understanding the Racial Wealth Gap”

Selected quote: “This paper explores a number of these popular explanations for the racial wealth gap, looking at individual differences in education, family structure, full- or part-time employment, and consumption habits. In each case, we find that individual choices are not sufficient to erase a century of accumulated wealth: structural racism trumps personal responsibility.”

Bonus link: “From the Cold War to Clinton: How Liberals and Conservatives Have Separated Race From Class”