As courts across the country move to safely reopen, many are requiring people wear face masks.
Here & NowFace masks don’t conceal key signifiers about someone’s race or gender, and therefore can’t eliminate bias entirely.
But masks do deter people from the assumption that seeing a witness’ whole face is necessary to judge credibility, @JuliaSimonKerr says.
President Trump plans to visit Mount Rushmore this week at a time of heated debate over monuments linked to racism and discrimination.
Here & NowThe Lakota Sioux in North and South Dakota have long said the land Mount Rushmore occupies was stolen from them.
“To Native Americans, Mount Rushmore is not a poke in the eye. It's a poke in the heart,” historian John Taliaferro says.
Ongoing protests against police violence and racism have prompted a reexamination of the role guns play in law enforcement.
Here & NowEvery sworn police officer in the U.S. carries a gun with few exceptions, says professor Tracey Meares (@mearest).
But arming officers isn’t the norm in many other countries from the U.K. to New Zealand.
A broad look at some of the historic events and policies that have set Black Americans back economically.
Here & NowFor a period of about 80 years after the Civil War, a series of white massacres took place across the U.S. that destroyed Black property, @SandyDarity says.
These massacres wiped out a generation of Black wealth.