The only good news about Florida's colorblind trial against George Zimmerman is that it now allows the U.S. Department of Justice, which has broader resources and authority, to build a stronger case against him without excluding race, Brentin Mock writes at Colorlines.
A Justice Department agreement will decrease excessive suspensions and expulsions of mostly young black students for trivial infractions like wearing the wrong colored socks, says Brentin Mock in Colorlines.
Brentin Mock writes at Colorlines about journalist and documentarian Deborah "Big Red" Cotton, who has expressed both her concern about New Orleans violence and her compassion and love for black men in the city.
Colorlines' Brentin Mock presents his own research to challenge the claim by The Root's Keli Goff that voting-rights and affirmative action coverage suffered because of journalists' focus on marriage equality.
Despite being exposed by the media in 2012 for highly organized efforts to dissuade and menace possible voters, the True the Vote organization hasn't given up, and neither has Colorlines' Brentin Mock in decrying their efforts.
Brentin Mock, voting-rights expert, writes in the Nation that Artur Davis shouldn't defend a movement that seeks to resurrect tactics of historically diversionary groups, like Birmingham's White Citizens' Council.
Brentin Mock, writing at Colorlines, says that recent comments by the state's politicians surrounding controversial voter-ID laws reveal their disturbing perceptions of those who might not vote for them.