Programs like the Baltimore Urban Debate League keep kids out of trouble while making them better students.
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Too many police departments, educators, journalists, and health care providers default to a criminal caricature of blackness.
Do people really understand the right to remain silent? This essential right protects individuals from being compelled to make self-incriminating statements, yet too often there is a failure to ensure it is understood.
Open Society grantees discuss the context of racially charged troubles in Ferguson, Missouri, and current prospects for change.
Approximately 200,000 American youth are tried and incarcerated as adults every year, making the United States the world’s leading jailer of kids.
Lenore Anderson of Californians for Safety and Justice reflects on Prop 47 and the hard work still ahead.
The Selma march showed us how far we’ve come—and how much further we have to go.