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STAT: The Readout Loud
TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
America’s shameful history of sterilizing women
In the United States, forced sterilization is nothing new.
2018 criminal justice law requires race, ethnicity data — agencies haven’t complied
"Now it’s time for the Baker administration, sheriffs, district attorneys, and the Trial Court to get to work. Witness how quickly the state produced detailed data across thousands of decentralized locations to track COVID-19."
The country needs school disciplinary reform
Black girls are disciplined and suspended at far higher rates than white girls, and disproportionately fill the school-to-prison pipeline as a result. It’s time for Congress to do something about it.
Rachelle G. Cohen
Ralph Gants repaired the world
The chief justice lived his faith, pursuing justice even during these last turbulent months.
Rachael Rollins, Byron Rushing, and Juana Matias
Massachusetts criminal legal system needs to get serious about data
You cannot fix what you do not measure.
As November approaches, voters must arm themselves with information about the qualifications and deadlines for early or mail-in voting in their states.
Racial disparities in criminal justice cry out for real change
Governor Baker should use the bully pulpit to rally the Commonwealth for reforms.
That Harvard racial disparities study: What’s left out
It could not analyze the skewed pipeline that led to court to begin with — namely, policing and prosecutorial decisions.
John J. Drew
Federal assistance needed as COVID-19 continues to devastate low-income households
ABCD calls on Congress and the White House to set aside their differences and get the next coronavirus relief bill passed.
When art imitates life too much
The racial trauma evoked in “Lovecraft Country” is less an echo of its 1950s setting than an evocation America’s relentless brutalization of Black people.