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Ebony Slaughter-Johnson

Ebony Slaughter-Johnson

Ebony Slaughter-Johnson is an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies who covers history, race, and the criminalization of poverty.

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Here Come the Abortion Bounty Hunters

In this unequal economy, Texas’s harsh new anti-abortion law pits desperate people against each other.

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Amber Guyger Case Shows How Far America Has to Go When It Comes to Justice for Innocent Black Victims

The murder of Botham Jean in his own home resulted in an almost unprecedented conviction of a police officer—but the case played out with frustrating familiarity.

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Integrating the Social Safety Net Into America's Prisons

The First Step Act is a good first step in facilitating incarcerated Americans’ reentry into society. The next should be facilitating the enrollment of the incarcerated into social safety net programs upon their release.

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‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Encourage Dangerous Vigilantism

Some Americans call the cops on black people for frivolous reasons. Others appoint themselves judge, jury, and — sometimes — executioner

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Poverty Won’t ‘Make America Great’

A recent UN report on international poverty highlighted an unexpected crisis area: the United States.

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Trump’s Pardon Of Joe Arpaio Is Deeply Disturbing

The president called a man who freely violated people's constitutional rights a "patriot." What does that make his victims?

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American Justice Now Feels Laughable

The Justice Department has revealed that it's more willing to prosecute laughter than murder.

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Calling Working People of All Colors

The economic concerns of the white working class and people of color are more alike than different.

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