Commentary: Why isn’t every cop wearing a camera by now?

Last month, a DeKalb County patrolman shot and killed an unambiguously unarmed man, drawing an investigation and protest. Two weeks ago, a North Charleston police officer shot and killed an unambiguously unarmed man, drawing an investigation and protest.
Immigration detention centers Georgia

Commentary: Two years after a detainee’s suicide, conditions in Georgia’s immigrant detention centers haven’t improved

"It is vital to the well-being and the rights of all individuals currently detained at immigration centers across the United States that the U.S. government be held accountable for these abhorrent conditions." Project South legal and advocacy director Azadeh Shahshahani and University of Pennsylvania law students Alicia Harte and Olivia Daniels penned this commentary on the state of conditions at two of Georgia's immigration detention centers.
It’s time to stop criminalizing HIV

It’s time to stop criminalizing HIV

Georgia law hasn’t caught up to science. For people living here with HIV, consensual sex can still lead to felony charges. An Atlanta writer shares his concerns and why it's time for change.

Commentary: Another King family lawsuit? Enough already.

Last week, during the half-century anniversary of the historic March on Washington—best known as the day Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his masterpiece “Dream” speech—my social media feed was crowded with photos of the three surviving King children at the Lincoln Memorial.
National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Commentary: Rejection of “Comfort Women” memorial should make us all uncomfortable

When I was first asked to join the Atlanta Comfort Women Memorial Task Force by Helen Kim Ho, the special advisor to the organization, I was certainly sympathetic to the issue of Comfort Women. I was aware of how little most Americans knew about one of the most widespread practices of human trafficking and sexual slavery in the 20th century.
Emory University Donald Trump protest

Commentary: Emory students doth protest too much

One has to wonder: If the written words “Trump” are enough to send some students into a tailspin, how do they react to sound bites of Trump on NPR or clips of him on cable television? Do they unplug the TV? Do they submerge the radio in a vat of acid?
Sheraton Hotel Atlanta Airport

Commentary: Goodbye and good riddance to bland Atlanta airport development

Most southside Atlanta residents aren't shedding any tears for the demise of the airport Sheraton, and nor should they. Future developers would be wise to build hotels and offices that integrate with both the airport and the communities it sits smack in the middle of.
Atlanta FX

Commentary: It’s hard to explain Atlanta to outsiders, but FX’s Atlanta gets it

For Atlantans, translating what it means to live or be from here to outsiders can prove to be a challenge, and we tend to show more than tell.
The troubled triangle of Scottish heritage, Southern racial politics, and Stone Mountain

The troubled triangle of Scottish heritage, Southern racial politics, and Stone Mountain

"While history can provide an anchor to one’s soul, myths can become a kind of prison." Retired AJC columnist Jim Galloway looks at how myths of Scottish history influenced the South's Lost Cause myth.
Atlanta affordable housing problem city's new plan

Commentary: Atlanta needs more affordable housing, but the city’s plan is short on dollars and details

Georgia State professor Dan Immergluck on why the city of Atlanta's new Housing Affordability Action Plan falls short of what the city needs to address a growing housing affordability crisis.

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