White draped robes surround me—fists and hands and stones. Hot winds of dusk stroke cheeks, cracked earth caresses my bare feet.
“A truth and reconciliation process may create sympathy,” writes former Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia. “But justice isn’t about sympathy and sentiment – it’s about tangible action.”
Despite the apparent potential for abuse, the federal courts have historically taken a hands-off approach to prison strip searches—but that changed last month, writes attorney Alan Mills.
“Each received what amounts to a death sentence for one horrifying but familiar reason: race,” writes attorney and advocate Jennifer Soble.
Two youth organizers with GoodKids MadCity share what activism has taught them, how it has affected them, and how they want to transform Chicago.
GoodKids MadCity youth organizers China Smith and Miracle Boyd reflect on their experiences amid the pandemic and the growing movement against racial injustice, part of our ‘Essential Work’ series.
An open letter to John Catanzara, the newly elected president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7.