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What White Privilege Really Means

It’s not about what whites get. It’s about what blacks don’t.

Politics
Dec. 15 2014 1:52 PMPrejudice All AroundIn Ferguson, all sides failed to adjust their opinions to the evidence.
The Slatest
Dec. 11 2014 10:22 PMUndercover Cop Pulls Gun on Protesters at Oakland Demonstration
Politics
Dec. 10 2014 6:59 PMOur System for Prosecuting Cops Is BrokenHere’s a better way to pursue justice when police officers kill in the line of duty.
The Slatest
Dec. 9 2014 8:26 PMMore Than $350,000 in Donations Pours Into Ferguson Library in Two Weeks
Brow Beat
Dec. 6 2014 4:10 PMWatch Richard Pryor’s Prescient, Darkly Perfect Bit on Police Chokeholds
Crime
Dec. 5 2014 6:37 PMLoose Cigarettes Today, Civil Unrest TomorrowThe racist, classist origins of broken windows policing.
Politics
Dec. 4 2014 3:55 PMShoot FirstWhen cops’ first instinct is to use force, we shouldn’t be surprised that people will die.
Politics
Dec. 2 2014 3:37 PMThe GOP’s Ferguson MomentWhy a Republican presidential hopeful may want to go to the center of the storm.
Politics
Dec. 1 2014 7:26 PMActually, Blacks Do Care About Black Crime You may not have noticed black protests against crime, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t happened.
The Slatest
Dec. 1 2014 11:21 AMSpokesman for Group That Attacked Rams’ Protest Was Fired From Police Job in 2001 for Misconduct
The Slatest
Nov. 26 2014 8:11 PMWilson’s Lawyers Say He Kept Quiet Before Grand Jury Decision to Keep Story Consistent
Jurisprudence
Nov. 26 2014 5:20 PMThe Justice Department’s Next MoveDarren Wilson is a small fish. DOJ should go after the whole pond.
Business Insider
Nov. 26 2014 3:27 PMShares of Taser International Spike After Ferguson Unrest
Future Tense
Nov. 26 2014 2:13 PMGun-Sensor Technology Could Make It Easier to Hold Cops Accountable for Shootings
Politics
Nov. 26 2014 9:48 AMOccupy WalmartInspired by Ferguson, protesters in D.C. rally against the police, the big box retailer, and a few other things.
The Gist
Dec. 12 2014 8:08 PMCut Off From a Sex Life Too SoonAfter her husband died, she wrote to Dear Prudence saying, “I think I’m going to die if I don’t have sex soon.”
Politics
Dec. 11 2014 10:58 AMInformed BiasWhile blacks see the grand jury decisions in Ferguson and Staten Island almost identically, whites see them as dramatically different. Why is that?
Future Tense
Dec. 10 2014 11:25 AMA Tale of Two CitiesWhether body cams succeed in increasing police transparency depends entirely on training and policies.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 9 2014 8:13 AMGrand Juries Should Be AbolishedThe secrecy, lack of oversight, and disregard for the rules of evidence do not serve justice.
Politics
Dec. 5 2014 6:55 PMThe Conservative Case for Reforming the PoliceAnd how to do it, in three steps.
Politics
Dec. 5 2014 4:48 PMCount the DeadPresident Obama must demand an accurate tally of the people killed by law enforcement.
Politics
Dec. 2 2014 5:19 PMDarren Wilson Is Not an OutlierWhy cops are almost never indicted for shooting someone in the line of duty.
The Slatest
Dec. 2 2014 1:01 PMSt. Louis Officer Called Boss of Real Estate Agent Who Criticized Police on Twitter
The Slatest
Dec. 1 2014 3:52 PMWhite House Will Fund Police Body Cameras, Review “Police Militarization” Process
Political Gabfest
Nov. 28 2014 11:27 AMThe “No True Bill” EditionListen to Slate's show about the refusal to indict Darren Wilson, the Facebook threat case headed to the Supreme Court, and the GOP’s strong presidential field. 
The Slatest
Nov. 26 2014 7:40 PMLooted Ferguson Bakery Gets $170,000 in Crowdfunded Donations to Rebuild
Jurisprudence
Nov. 26 2014 4:35 PMShadow TrialProsecutors in Ferguson violated our right to an open criminal justice system.
Politics
Nov. 26 2014 3:14 PMCruising Through FergusonI went for a ride in Lala’s car—the unofficial symbol of a protest movement.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 26 2014 11:05 AMThe Feds Should Charge Darren WilsonBut they can’t, because the Supreme Court gutted the civil rights law he violated.
Politics
Nov. 26 2014 12:07 AMMichael Brown Wasn’t a Superhuman DemonBut Darren Wilson’s racial prejudice told him otherwise.

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