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How the Black Cop Trope Sold the Fantasy of Post-Racial America

Are Black cops in TV and movies the only people who still believe in a dream of a post-racial America? It sure seems like it. …

When Corporations Let Cops Kill Us

The first time Sonya Smith visited L.A., the 47-year-old single mother flew from Washington, D.C., to claim her baby brother’s dead body. Smith had a…

How to Tell a #MeToo Joke Without Being a Dick

To understand comedian Ted Alexandro, you might start with his childhood in India, or his failed ’80s rap group, or even his viral moment excoriating…