Heather on the Record: Repeal and Replace the Police

While it may seem like ancient history that police were called the slave patrol, the name of the occupation was only changed to navigate post-Civil War politics for the sake of the South’s economy. Their essential role to society never changed. As prison inmates continued to supply a source of forced labor following the abolition of slavery, police continued to supply the inmates. They never stopped being the slave patrol.

The Great American Table

We celebrate St. Patrick’s Day for the same reason we celebrate Cinco de Mayo: Americans love to drink. But in celebrating the holiday, people walk…