Politics and its Discontents: This Is Hard To Watch

The following incident occurred in Toronto on February 18 of this year. It is difficult to watch, but I encourage you to do so, and use headphones so you can hear, not only the anguished cries of the pinioned Black youth, but also the response of the onlookers, likely the only bright spot in this ...

Politics and its Discontents: On Systemic Police Racism

I have avoided writing on incidents of police brutality and racism for some time now, not because they are on the decline (check out some of their recent antics, and you will find that, for example, Toronto and area abounds with them) but, quite frankly, because I find it so dispiriting to deal with such ...

Drive-by Planet: UK police racism: tirade of abuse recorded by black victim

Met police in the UK have been accused of racism so often it has led more than a few critics to claim that racist attitudes are “institutionalized” in the force. Incidents have kept recurring over the years with no convincing evidence that Scotland Yard is getting serious about dealing with the problem. Now Met Police ...