Saturday, December 6, 2014

0 What We've Been Reading Recently - Mike Brown, Eric Garner, #BlackLivesMatter, and more (UPDATE: 12/16/14)

A compilation of what I've been scouring on the InterWeb. It's by no means comprehensive or the most wonderful collection of links, posts, etc., but it's something to reference that shouldn't drive up your data charges like fracking through someone's Facebook Timeline.

UPDATED: 12-16-14 (11:05 PM Central)

Off Target on Toy-Gun Regulation - New York Times
Jay Caspian Kang

Cleveland police shot and killed 12 year-old Tamir Rice as he carried toy gun - Vox
German Lopez

How to Uphold White Supremacy by Focusing on Diversity and Inclusion - Model View Culture

Another March on Washington? After Ferguson, 'That's not change. That's just church.' - The Guardian
Steven W. Thrasher

From Ferguson and New York, the Most Impactful Protest Art in America - Voice Project

The Hidden Trauma Plaguing American Kids - Think Progress
Sam P.K. Collins

Schools' Discipline for Girls Differs by Race and Hue - New York Times
Tanzina Vega

Latina reproductive justice advocates condemn police violence against Black communities, endorse national march - Latina Institute
Loretta Kane

Unequal Treatment of 2 Protesters in Eric Garner Case, One White and One Black - New York Times
Jim Dwyer

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Why Young Protesters Bum-Rushed the Mic - The Root
Kirsten West Savali

Video shows John Crawford's girlfriend aggressively questioned after Ohio police shot him dead in Walmart - The Guardian
Jon Swaine

Chicago gave hundreds of high-risk kids a summer job. Violent crime arrests plummeted. - The Washington Post
Emily Badger

Why I chose not to march in DC - The Grio
Jessica Pierce

At Nets' Game, a Plan for a Simple Statement Is Carried Out t a T - New York Times
Scott Cacciola

In N.C., death of black teen raises question: Was it suicide or a lynching? - Washington Post
Todd C. Frankel

The Wealth Gap Between Whites and Minorities Is Growing - Five Thirty Eight
Ben Casselman

Data Shows Racial Profiling Increasing In Searches During Motor Vehicle Stops - Rhode Island ACLU

Rumain Brisbon Is Just the Latest to Be Shot Dead by a Cop Over a Phantom Gun - Mother Jones
Jaeah Lee

When Police 'Reforms' Only Legitimize Police Abuses - In These Times
Michael Collins

Sharpton Responds to Criticism That His Movement Excludes Younger Activists - The Root
Jamal Watson

UPDATED: 12-10-14 (1:59 AM Central)

Lessons from Camden - The Economist

Black Life is More - Tufts Observer
Kris Manjapra

St. Louis Police Pursue Assault Charge Against Youngest Member of Ferguson Commission - Huffington Post
Ryan J. Reilly

Feature: 'To My Unborn Son' - Afropunk

Viewpoint: Why Eric Garner was Blamed for Dying - BBC
Stacey Patton

Illinois General Assembly Revives Recording Ban - Illinois Policy
Jacob Huebert

Police Kill Black Women All the Time, Too -- We Just Don't Hear About It - Bustle
Evette Dionne

Eric Garner's widow Esaw on protesters: 'Keep fighting for what's right, to get justice.' - NY Daily News
Erik Badia, Richard Shapiro

Tips for Being an Unarmed Black Teen - The Onion

25 Activities Black People Should Avoid Around Cops - New York Magazine
Katie Zavadski

On the Cheapness of Life - The Atlantic
Ta-Nehisi Coates

An Open Letter of Love to Black Students: #BlackLivesMatter - Black Space Blog

Turning rage to action: Indict Tufts seeks to shatter silence, fight anti-blackness - Tufts Daily
Lily Sieradzki

Ripping Apart the Chicago Gun Violence Myths, Part 1: Racism - Forward Progressives

Prosecutors and police: The inherent conflict in our courts - MSNBC
Letitia James

#CrimingWhileWhite, #AliveWhileBlack ignite conversation about white privilege - CBC
Anna Maria Tremonti

Ghostface Killah is Sick and Tired of Police Brutality in America - Vice
Zach Schwartz

At Eric Garner Protests, Some White Activists Are Being Called Out for Their Behavior - Village Voice
Katie Toth

A police officer's open letter to black protesters - The Grio
Officer Sanders

Applying 'Broken Windows' to the Police - The Atlantic
Conor Friedersdorf

Faculty whiteness complicates the classroom - Brown Daily Herald
Emma Harris and Joseph Zappa

UPDATED: 12-7-14 (7:39 PM Central)

A Cambridge March on 12/5/14 Organized by Tufts Students. Black Lives Matter. - YouTube
Nadeem Mazen

Black Brunch - Black Lives Matter: Oakland

Reporter questions Derrick Rose over 'I Can't Breathe' shirt. Thinks player is inarticulate. - The Grio
Jamilah Lemieux

Do #BlackLivesMatter to White Athletes? Let's Ask Them. - The Nation
Dave Zirin

In California, a Champion for Police Cameras - New York Times
Ian Lovett

Even When Police Do Wear Cameras, Don't Count on Seeing the Footage - City Lab
Sara Libby

The Problem with Police Cameras - Jacobin
Shaun Ossei-Owusu

Not Every Flash Mob has the Guts to Do What They Did. Whoa. - Upworthy
Erica Williams-Simon

Reggie Bush, Johnson Bademosi, wear 'I Can't Breathe' Slogan - Washington Times
Jessica Chasmar

Black Hollywood Speaks Out about Police Violence - Color Lines
Jamilah King

I Can't Afford Despair (VIDEO) - Color Lines
James Baldwin

Black Trans Woman Killed while Pounding on Door for Help - Color Lines
Jamilah King

UC Berkeley's Black Student Union Stages 4.5-hour Campus Sit-In - Color Lines
Jamilah King

Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and how my US Passport makes everything ok. - (Im)migrating With a Purpose

Women of Color and the Hidden Trauma of Police Brutality - The Nation
Marie Myung-Ok Lee

Looking for the Effects of the Black Friday Boycott - NY Times
Jeff Sommer

How Municipalities in St. Louis Co., MO, Profit from Poverty - Washington Post
Radley Balko

Get Out of Jail, Inc. - New Yorker
Sarah Stillman

The Expanding World of Poverty Capitalism - NY Times
Thomas B. Edsall


What President Obama told me about Ferguson's movement: think big, but go gradual - The Guardian
Philip Agnew

Barack Obama, Ferguson, and the Evidence of Things Unsaid - The Atlantic
Ta-Nehisi Coates

No One Wanted to Talk About Bill Cosby's Alleged Crimes Because He Made White America Feel Good About Race - The New Republic
Rebecca Traister

My Vassar College Faculty ID Makes Everything Ok - Gawker
Kiese Laymon

White America's Scary Delusion: why its sense of black humanity is so skewed - Salon
Brittney Cooper

The Old Jim Crow - The Atlantic
Ta-Nehisi Coates

On Ferguson Protests, the Destruction of Things, what Violence Really Is (And Isn't) - Black Girl Dangerous
Mia McKenzie

In Defense of Looting - The New Inquiry
Willie Osterweil

The Cosby Show - The Atlantic
Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Cutthroat World of Elite Public Schools - The Atlantic
Alia Wong

The Worst of White Folks - Gawker
Kiese Laymon

Driving with Blindspots: A Reflection on Ferguson - Wright and Left
Greg Wright

Cellphone Rights Guide for Protesters - Slate
Lily Hay Newman

Grand Jury to hear stairwell shooting case - Al Jazeera

MHP: A decade of black bodies felled by police bullets - MSNBC
Melissa Harris-Perry

@PrisonCulture comments on #CrimingWhileWhite - Twitter
Prison Culture

Clair Huxtable is Dead - Crunk Feminist Collective
Brittney Cooper

Michael Brown spent his last day with his friend Dorian Johnson. Here's what Johnson saw. - Vox
Ezra Klein

Officer Darren Wilson's story is unbelievable. Literally. - Vox
Ezra Klein

Mike Brown, Darren Wilson, Ferguson Transcripts - NY Times

Who Really Burns: Quitting a Deans Job in the Age of Mike Brown - Jezebel
Eve Dunbar

Fatal Police Encounters in New York City - NY Times
Eba Hamid & Benjamin Mueller

It Is Time We Treat Police Brutality as a National Crisis - Gawker
Jason Parham

A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement by Alicia Garza - The Feminist Wire
Alicia Garza

In Unpredictable New York Protests, Organized Criticism of Police - NY Times
Marc Santora & Al Baker

To My People - The Talking Drum
Assata Shakur

Charles Barkley and the Plague of 'Unintelligent Blacks' - The Atlantic
Ta-Nehisi Coates

Assata Shakur: Prisoner in the United States (Interview Part I) - Prison Culture
Prison Culture

Justice Department Uncovers Absurd Levels of Police Brutality in Cleveland Police Force - Think Progress
Ian Millhiser

10 Years of President Obama talking About Race - CNN

The Dysfunctional and the Disappearing: Democracy, Race ,and Imprisonment - Brown University
Joy James

Hope and Anger at the Garner Protests - NY Times
Brent Staples

Questlove Urges Artists to Write More Protest Songs - Color Lines
Jamilah King

Black Lives Matter / Black Life Matters: An Conversation with Patrisse Cullors and Darnell L. Moore - The Feminist Wire
Monica J. Caspter

On Toni Cade Bambara and the Darren Wilson Jury Decision - The Feminist Wire
Aisha Shahidah Simmons & Heidi R. Lewis

#CrimingWhileWhite is Exactly What's Wrong with White Privilege - The Guardian
Jessica Valenti

Killing Rage: Ending Racism - bell hooks

The Condemnation of Blackness - Khalil Gibran Muhammad

The Warmth of Other Suns - Isabel Wilkerson

Warfare in the American Homeland - Joy James

Rise of the Warrior Cop - Radley Balko

Black Skin, White Masks - Frantz Fanon

Black Power - Stokely Carmichael

Black Jacobins - CLR James

Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality - Karen E. Fields & Barbara J. Fields


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