The show has almost no Black characters—but the few who are there know the Roys better than they know themselves.
Kali Holloway is a columnist at The Daily Beast. She also contributes to The Nation. Her writings have appeared in The Guardian, Salon, TIME and numerous other outlets. She co-curated the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2017 summer performance and film series “Theater of the Resist.” In her spare time she produces documentary films, plays in bands, writes music reviews, and collects useless pop culture trivia. She was the director of the now defunct Make it Right Project, an initiative dedicated to taking down Confederate monuments and telling the truth about history.
A system that only allows for accountability when Black folks’ murders are played in heavy media rotation is, obviously, not interested in the equal dispensation of justice.
After Crystal Clanton was caught saying that, Clarence Thomas’ wife hired her. Now she’ll be clerking for a federal judge who was on Trump’s Supreme Court shortlist.
What the trial ultimately proved beyond a reasonable doubt is that white supremacy is the only law that truly matters, providing grounds for any action taken in its name.
Millions of poor folks have ambition, intelligence, and drive. But they did a much shittier job of choosing parents wealthy enough to grease the slide to success.
Calling a killer a “baby boy” is a neat trick for gesturing at the ways white lives matter to people like him, and Black lives do not.
They’re trying, says Rep. Katie Porter, but it’s not clear if they’ll get away with their Texas Two-Step.
Atlanta “resolved” at least two dozen killings without so much as an arrest or a trial. Is the city that's too busy to hate finally ready for a fresh look at what really happened?
Publicly declaring that you’re better than the person shouting the n-word at a child doesn’t mean what you think it does.
It’s appalling but not unusual in a state where the prisons are such a human rights disaster that Trump’s Department of Justice sued the state for violating the Eighth Amendment.