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The Fate of America Depends on Ending Its Culture of Policing

Reform is insufficient. It’s time to democratize public safety.

Police in Washington D.C. on June 2. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

If America is to live, policing as we know it must die. It is that simple. If we aspire for it to become a multicultural, multiracial, and pluralistic democracy, America simply cannot go on this way much longer. Too many bodies are buried in the soil, too…

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Tim Wise

Tim Wise

Anti-racism educator and author of 9 books, including White Like Me and, most recently, Dispatches from the Race War (City Lights, December 2020)