Rod Graham is the Editorial Board's neighborhood sociologist. A professor at Virginia's Old Dominion University, he researches and teaches courses in the areas of cyber-crime and racial inequality. His work can be found at roderickgraham.com. Follow him @roderickgraham.
We did it before (and we can do it again).
To the police, however, his dignity was their disadvantage.
A cultural and legal machine built to subjugate.
This Supreme Court probably won’t let that happen.
Everyone will not gain today, even if everyone may gain tomorrow.
“Character” and “individual virtue” are not going to solve our problems.
They focus on management, not abstinence.
A cottage industry has emerged to make bigotry seem reasonable.