Category Archives: Racism

Systemic racism in the USA? Nah

From Harper’s Weekly Review: Days before Philadelphia’s first official day of remembrance for the 1985 police bombing of the MOVE organization, it was revealed that the bones of black children murdered in the siege had been used without permission for … Continue reading

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Do police departments evaluate cops for problems of character?

Yesterday, in my post about psychological testing for police candidates, I asked if any  psychologist could offer an opinion about the possibilities of thorough psychological testing in the New York Police Department. I got an even more specific response than … Continue reading

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Reforming police departments

As I began this, I picked up an excellent Mother Jones article, “A Road Map for Getting Rid of Racist Cops,” about this deeply entrenched problem. It’s in the form of a Q&A — Q’s by Mother Jones journalist Samantha … Continue reading

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