GREAT ARTICLES AND ESSAYS

Three of my current favorites…

The Case for Reparations
A must-read for all Americans.

Police Shootings Won’t Stop Unless We Also Stop Shaking Down Black People
The dangers of turning police officers into revenue generators. Fantastic piece.

Martin Luther King’s most controversial speech (audio and text)
Even some members of his own staff warned him not to give it. With this sermon, King decisively came out against the Vietnam War at a time when many Americans still supported it. People were furious. President Lyndon Johnson stopped talking to him. Civil rights leaders criticized him, and major newspapers told him to stick to civil rights. Yet King put principle over personal popularity and continued to oppose the war. One year later to the day he gave this speech, King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. And his words are just as relevant now as they were decades ago.The dangers of turning police officers into revenue generators.