The 53rd time Philando Castile was pulled over: The math of police brutality and American racism.

This is Part Four in my new weekly series called ABOLITION where I unpack and explain how we deconstruct and abolish America's criminal, legal, and justice systems - piece by piece.

The United States is a deeply racist place. Racism, bigotry, inequality, discrimination, and hate are features here, not bugs. Racism informs almost every fact of American life - most of all policing, prosecution, and the many systems and structures of mass incarceration. Theoretically, if we drastically redu…

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