In the wake of Atatiana Jefferson’s death at the hands of a police officer in Fort Worth, Texas, just weeks after Amber Guyger was convicted of the murder of Botham Jean in Dallas, Shadows of Doubt coauthor Rajiv Sethi described on WBUR (Boston, MA)’s Here & Nowwhat fuels the use of excessive force by police—and how to proceed when there are not just individual “bad apples” in law enforcement, but “bad orchards.”
Few words are as ideologically charged as ghetto. Daniel B. Schwartz offers a fascinating account of the changing nuances of this slippery term, from its coinage to the present day, in Ghetto: The History of a Word. We asked him for a quick run-down of the word’s origin, what it described, and its modern meaning…
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