Category Archives: Violence

  • Thinking About Mizzou and Remembering Racism at the University of Michigan

    Posted on November 11, 2015 by AMoffettB in Everyday Politics, Higher Education, Violence.

    Recent events at Mizzou remind me of parts of my experience at the University of Michigan that are pretty painful. As a student activist on campus, I often pushed back against institutional and student-body racism in a way that left me feeling vulnerable and exposed throughout undergrad. One evening I was walking down State St. […]

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  • The Solution to Chicago Violence isn’t More Policing

    Posted on September 12, 2013 by AMoffettB in Violence.

    I left Chicago over a year ago, and somehow it still feels like I am reading a magazine, blog or newspaper piece about the rates of violence in Chicago, at least once a week… Most of it is exaggerated, and the narrative seems to be a go-to for writers who need a sensationalist headline. The […]

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