Newark's mayor Ras Baraka speaks to the media during a meeting with police chief and N.J. civil organizations outside of the federal building, in Newark, New Jersey, after the grand jury decision in Ferguson on Monday, November 25, 2014. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST) - RTR4FKNL

How do different racial groups view the police?


Only one-third of African Americans think the police are doing an excellent job, compared to roughly three quarters of white people, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. But Newark, New Jersey Mayor Ras Baraka has worked to change those numbers. Continue reading


Trump and Clinton on race and police in first presidential debate


Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off Monday night in the first of three presidential debates leading up to this year’s election on Nov. 8. Continue reading


Report finds pattern of racial discrimination by Baltimore police


The Baltimore Police Department exhibited a pattern of racial discrimination in recent years, according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday.
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U.S. not yet in post-racial society, Dallas pastor says


Recent police-related events in the U.S. have many Americans seeking ways to improve racial tensions throughout the country. Continue reading


Police shooting of Louisiana man sparks outrage


An officer-involved shooting that led to the death of a black man in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Tuesday night has once again ignited protest over the treatment of black Americans by police. Continue reading

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