In 2016, California voters said they wanted to fast track the death penalty. How does one of the most progressive states in the union have the largest death row population, and, apparently, a thirst for capital punishment?
Celebrities frequently rush into social issues like they’re some kind of glorious gift to humanity. Along the way, they do a lot of damage. Is it really so hard to do some research before embarking on something?
The ‘quality’ arguments surrounding diverse books are bogus red herrings designed to cover up for systematic representational problems.
People are often surprised to learn that I’m not a feminist, though it’s a matter of public record, so here’s a refresher course.
You have the power to influence your police department’s use of force policy. Here’s how.
Want to make a difference in your community? Volunteer for a crisis hotline and/or shelter — and push yourself to work to make it better in the process.
The push for diverse literature is making more people want to plunge into diverse writing. It’s also making a lot of people afraid of doing it wrong.
It’s easy to talk in loose terms about opposing disturbing moves by the government such as starting a registry of Muslims. But what will you actually do if these things become a reality?
Cute, feel-good stories ‘humanising’ the police seem to be quite popular, but they really shouldn’t be. They avoid larger issues with law enforcement that go buried when they go viral.
Don’t get overwhelmed with causes in the coming years: Pick one, make it yours, and advocate comprehensively to avoid feeling like you’re fighting a losing battle.