Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.
- That Bill Cosby's case made it to trial is a measured victory for all rape victims | Zach Stafford
If a trial shows that the most famous dad in the world drugs women to have sex with them, maybe other victims of sexual violence aren’t lying
- Justice for Flint will require the water crisis actors to answer for their actions | Curt Guyette
Officials best positioned to provide insights on how the Michigan city switched to lead-filled water weren’t testifying at a congressional hearing on Wednesday
- The Racial Subtext To The GOP’s Immigration Policies
The practical effect of Republicans’ proposed immigration policies? Reducing the number of people of color in America.
- Our Compassion For Drug Users Should Not Be Determined By Race
Recent statements by Republican presidential candidates about substance abuse represented a positive step towards compassion, but more needs to be done.
- America isn't more racist. It's just shouting it instead of whispering | Hari Ziyad
But racial disparities have existed for as long as this country has. They’re not new now that Donald Trump is using prejudice as a talking point
- The importance of Obama’s mosque visit in an era of hate crimes against Muslims
With President Obama making his first-ever visit to an American mosque Wednesday, it’s worth revisiting this somber statistic from the FBI: Hate crimes against Muslims are five times more common today than they were before 9/11. And they’ve been edging steadily upward over the past few years, from 130 documented incidents in 2012 to 154 in 2014, the year for which the latest data are available.