Charleston City Council’s Surprising Conversation

On May 23rd, during the Citizens’ Participation portion of the Charleston City Council meeting, members of the Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM) spoke about the need for the city to hire an external auditor to investigate racial bias in the police department. At CAJM’s Nehemiah Assembly in April, we highlighted this issue in more detail and […]

Transparency, Whiteness, and the Unspeakable

In order to explain why the city of Charleston needs an external audit of its police department, I first need to ask a question. Why is it so hard, for many of us, to say that any police officers ever did anything wrong? We’re willing to criticize presidents and doctors and teachers if we believe […]