When Our National Approach to Henhouse Safety Is “Trust the Fox.”

It is time for the President to stop using ‘White Supremacy’ as if it is something more than the racism we face on a daily basis.

During his first joint address to Congress Wednesday night, President Joe Biden got…

Part I of TNSWA series. Racism is not mine, it’s yours, and it’s not called “help” when it’s your mess we’re cleaning.


I never use the term “White Ally” when I talk with family and friends. That’s because I detest it. A little twang…

Let’s dispense with theory and cut to the truth — it is not “police can’t,” it is “their supervisors refuse.”


Mr. George Floyd’s tragic death was not due to a lack of training — the training was there.” …

When 2021 whispered to me “let’m fuck around and find out, then.”

“And that, my friends, is when 2021 whispered ‘let’m fuck around and find out, then.’”

Pam is a perfect example of why armchair PhDs can be fatal.

I read an exchange between my sister and her friends about the wisdom of hosting or attending potential COVID superspreader events. Take your pick: this Sunday’s 2021 Sturgis Rally, Day 1, Obama’s birthday party last weekend, yesterday’s Colorado…

Originally published in the Courier Journal

by Catherine Pugh, Opinion Contributor
Published 6:42 a.m. ET May 20, 2021

The Breonna Taylor raid team should have worn department-issued body cameras, but did not. …

“Good” police chiefs are *really* working me.

“If there were one solitary voice, it would have intervened and acted.” ~Minneapolis Police Chief (“MPD”) Medaria Arradondo. He is discussing the heartbreak that George stood alone, as if Derek Chauvin was bad apple unknown.

I mean, sure, I get where you’re going…

That they will never answer questions about racism works since I never bring the subject up. Don't have to - I'm not trying to cure racism. Nor need I, to end disparate policing.

When you fire sergeants and lieutenants and captains and majors and deputies and chiefs for failing to…

An ongoing list of a diminished brand of Americanism.

Let me introduce you to my media feed, from March 19, 2021 to date. It is a daily reminder of how many police view the people under non-White skin.

I’ll update this list while I write and promote the FIX OR…

Chauvin is the manifestation of a problem WE CAN FIX. Bump fists and keep it moving.

Derek Chauvin is not the problem. Derek Chauvin is how the problem presents.

I celebrate that Chauvin got his just due. But what mutes my celebration is the knowing what we will do with…

Catherine Pugh, Esq.

Private Counsel. Former DOJ-CRT, Special Litigation Section, Public Defender; Adjunct Professor (law & undergrad). Developed Race & Law course.

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