racial justice

How Decriminalization Impacts Racial Disparities in Cannabis Arrests

Cannabis decriminalization has modestly reduced the disproportionate possession arrests of Black adults compared to white, according to new research. But…

December 29, 2021

NY Bill Would Extend Marijuana Equity to Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People

A New York senator filed a bill to make it so that gay, lesbian and bisexual people can qualify as…

December 21, 2021

Will Minneapolis Voters Replace Police With a Public Health Department?

On November 2, Minneapolis voters will decide whether to reshape the city's police department from its current form, and create…

October 27, 2021

How Overdose Surged for Black People as It Held Steady for Whites

As opioid-involved overdose fatalities were holding steady for most racial groups prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, new research details how…

September 15, 2021

As New Zealand Cigarette Taxes Climb, So Do Harms to Poor and Indigenous Smokers

When it comes to taxing cigarettes, there’s rarely any opposition from lawmakers. “Sin taxes,” as they’re sometimes called, raise significant…

August 30, 2021

“Divest and Invest”: Latinx Advocates on Defunding the Police

George Floyd’s final breaths on May 25, 2020, gasping out “I can’t breathe,” led millions of people in the US…

May 21, 2021