From the Web: Black Lives Matter Edition
Special edition of link lot: because I could not go another week avoiding the sh*t that's going down.
- This watchdog site keeps a list of police killings that have happened since May 2013.
- An interactive database of police killings that shows Native Americans and Black Americans are most likely to be killed by police.
- An analysis of data on police killings—and a lesson in how math works (samples must be normalized before they can be compared).
- Another breakdown of data on police killings that shows black people are more likely to be stopped, searched, and shot by police (even when they are doing nothing threatening).
- One of my favorite men-of-few-words says all that needs to be said about Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem.
- Why we need White America to participate in the conversation about police violence.
- A thoughtful and informative audio piece on black officers from Code Switch.
- Constructive proposals to end police violence in America.
- Some info on getting involved with Black Lives Matter.