Re’nesia Mills, University of Tampa
The new Netflix series discusses Kaepernick’s experiences with discrimination and the obstacles he had to overcome to achieve his dream.
Elizabeth Dewit, University of Pittsburgh
The newest episode of this fan-favorite cop comedy show attempts to discuss some serious topics, but the results are far from perfect.
Kirtika Sharad, George Washington University
While each perspective shares some similar core beliefs, there are huge differences between the three movements.
Elias Khoury, University of Michigan
Considering their reactions to the police shootings of Jacob Blake, Philando Castile and John Crawford, the right-wing seems to believe in a selective application of the Second Amendment.
Chase Cutarelli, Columbia University
Over the last few months, there has been a surge of illegal firework displays across the nation. But what prompted them in the first place?
Chloe Hamer, Pitzer College
Athletes continue to promote social change, seen especially with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks.
The symbol is garnering a racist and hateful history, but that isn’t stopping many people, and even schools, from proudly displaying it.
Audrey Martin, Boston University
The remake is finally being released via the subscription-based streaming service in September for an additional $30 — and that’s just one point of contention.
The conservative pundit and attorney is living proof that racism can hide behind academia, and that no one’s claims should go uninvestigated.
Emily Jewett, University of San Diego
TV programs about law enforcement ultimately function as propaganda that hides the ugly truths of American policing and justice
Madelyn Haasken, Bemidji State University
Using beautiful melodies, catchy beats and lyrics that stick with you, this music reflects the struggles of these tumultuous times.
Tess McGrinder, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
While citizens press for defunding, reallocating and reforming police forces internationally, leaders across the globe are being looked at to take action.
Aubrey Doerr, Chapman University
The number of petitions that have been circulating among millions of Americans over the past few weeks has made a significant impact on the passage of new legislation.
Reem Farhat, Fordham University
Here’s a starting point for educating yourself about the history and effects of racial inequality in the United States.
Abigail Adeleke, University of Miami
With studies showing education and mental health intervention yield lower crime rates, is funneling funds into law enforcement really a good idea?
Mitchell Tanaka, Chapman University
Acting as an anthem for protests around the world, the rap duo’s latest album is far from the first time the group has encouraged social change.
Yasmeen Ludy, University of Michigan
In an interview with Jada Pinkett-Smith, the actress tries to come to terms with the death of Nipsey Hussle and shares the impact that gang violence has had on her life.
Gabrielle Pascal, Hofstra University
It may seem like the only meaningful action right now is to hit the street, but there are plenty of other options to support the movement, even if you don’t have any money.
Eva Halvax, University of Arizona
Whether it’s to prevent the spread of COVID-19 or showing solidarity at a demonstration, donning the protective gear points toward an impulse to think of the greater good.
Imani Benberry, Columbia University
Your online presence is an important tool for demonstrating support for black voices.
Published in 2017, Paul Butler’s book equips supporters of Black Lives Matter with one more important resource to curb racism in law enforcement.
Nayeli G. Pena, Colorado College
The single may have come out two years ago, but the song remains even more relevant today.
Rickea Bell, Saint Peter’s University
Chadwick Boseman shines, but high expectations will not be your friend with this film.
Christian Cannon, Rice University
The documentary will focus on East St. Louis, where Michael Brown was murdered in 2014.
Tricia Crimmins, Bates College
Smith weaves metaphor and political discourse into a beautifully produced coming-of-age album.
Andria Modica, Drexel University
Imagine: Instead of just making jokes about problems, someone made a show about actually trying to fix them?
Ellyot Chen, Pasadena City College
Being stopped by a police officer is definitely not a great way to end the day, especially if it’s just for broken taillights.
Erin Alexander, Middle Tennessee State University
On its Instagram page, Hasta Muerte Coffee explained, ‘ … we are not alone saying police presence compromises our feelings of physical & emotional safety.’
When cops searched two men outside of Gentile Arena, Loyola student Alan Campbell criticized the force being used and was then taken into custody himself.
Joiya Reid, Georgia Southern University
Julien Turner of Morehouse College is using his passion for films and film making to fight back racial stereotypes and educate the community on social issues.
Shashank Rao, University of Michigan
University of Wisconsin-Madison student Eneale Pickett is fighting systemic oppression one shirt at a time.
Bri Griffith, Carlow University
If you have no idea where to start, here are some ways you can raise your voice and help end police brutality.
Kevin Cordon, University of California at Irvine
The responses to Colin Kaepernick’s protest are teaching us plenty about the American people.
Andrew Mikula, Bates College
When it comes to making real change, reflexive, punitive measures are rarely the answer.
Alison Miller, University of Texas at Austin and Guest Contributor
Why Quentin Tarantino, a director famous for graphically violent films, can call cops murderers and mean it.
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