Readings

ESSAY 1 TEXTS | …FROM POLICE KILLINGS TO THE KILLING OF POLICE FORCES…

  1. Mariame Kaba, “Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police…”
  2. Tracey Meares’ “Policing: A Public Good Gone Bad” ? | Does Kaba (#1) accurately represent Meares’ views?
  3. Larry Elder, “Where’s Black Lives Matter When You Need Them?”
    4a. Bill McCarthy/PolitiFact, “Larry Elder Mislabels Stats on Fatal Shootings…”
    4b. Newsbusters.org, “PolitiFact Tags Black Conservative Larry Elder as ‘Mostly False,’ But He’s Not” (activated CUNY library card needed to access)

5. James Baldwin, “A Report from Occupied Territory”
6.  J Scott Thompson, “As Camden’s police chief, I scrapped the force and started over. It worked.”

ESSAY 2 TEXTS | …OF PROTESTS & THE PANDEMIC…

  1. Rep. Ken Buck, “First lockdowns, then riots – here’s how left’s hypocrisy added fuel to the fire”
  2. Open Letter Advocating for an Anti-Racist Public Health Response
  3. Dan Diamond, Suddenly, Public Health Officials Say Social Justice Matters More Than Social Distance”
  4. Chelsea Janes. “Protests probably didn’t lead to coronavirus spikes, but it’s hard to know for sure” (activated CUNY library card needed to access)