Deborah Douglas

Race

Did Racism Kill Erica Garner?

The 27-year-old activist whose father's killing sparked a national outcry did not die at the hands of police like him. But her death is still an outrage that speaks to systemic American hate.
Deborah Douglas
1.2.18
Books

The Last Time the KKK Surged in the United States

We talked to author Linda Gordon about her horrifyingly prescient new book.
Deborah Douglas
10.24.17
Film

Oprah Explains How Henrietta Lacks's Story Resonates with African Americans

Oprah Winfrey's new HBO movie shows that medicine—and other communities—continue to commodify black bodies.
Deborah Douglas
4.24.17
black history

That Time White People Burned and Pillaged a Black Community on Election Day

The 1920 massacre in Ocoee, Florida, involved whites lynching, castrating, and removing hundreds of blacks from their land in retaliation for them trying to exercise their right to vote.
Deborah Douglas
2.27.17
Stuff

Issa Rae on Blackness, Dreadlocks, and Black People Getting Treated Like Pets

We sat down for some real talk with the creator and star of 'Insecure.'
Deborah Douglas
10.13.16
Film

The Leslie Jones Hack Proves the Internet Still Can’t Accept Successful Dark-Skinned Women

The latest attacks on the 'Ghostbusters' star speaks to a centuries-old disparagement and mistreatment of black women.
Deborah Douglas
8.25.16
Film

Do the Rape Allegations Against Nate Parker Make It Wrong to Support 'Birth of a Nation'?

Can—and should—we separate the actions of artists from the content of their art?
Deborah Douglas
8.23.16
News

People in Chicago Don't Need a Report to Know the Cops Are Racist As Hell

From being used as target practice to enduring physical and verbal abuse to an utter lack of accountability, it's what locals have been saying all along.
Deborah Douglas
4.15.16
News

The Real Story Behind Chicago's Horrific Gun Violence

Sky-high unemployment in communities of color is a key factor behind a massive spike in gun violence so far this year.
Deborah Douglas
4.1.16
News

The Cop Who's Suing the Family of the Teen He Killed Is Why People Hate Cops

The incredible lawsuit filed against the estate of slain 19-year-old engineering student Quintonio LeGrier comes at a delicate time in Chicago policing.
Deborah Douglas
2.11.16
News

Rahm Emanuel and Chicago's Policing Nightmare

People of color keep getting killed in Chicago, and the most powerful man in town is feeling the heat.
Deborah Douglas
12.31.15