Brittney Cooper

Brittney Cooper is a contributing writer at Salon, and teaches Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers. Follow her on Twitter at @professorcrunk.

America's "Prince" problem: How Black people -- and art -- became "devalued" Brittney Cooper
America's real racial double standard: How the law -- and white people -- turn "race-neutral" into "pro-white" Brittney Cooper
White police are killing black kids: The cops get off, because the system protects the lives it values Brittney Cooper
This is America's religion of violence: The impunity of police violence & the destruction of Sandra Bland Brittney Cooper
The truth about Serena & American Pharaoh: Here's the real reason why the comparison is so insulting Brittney Cooper
The all-American terror of Donald Trump: Inside the nightmare ideology that's made him a hero to white fundamentalists Brittney Cooper
This is the real "Ferguson effect": Black death, white "safety" & the growing hopelessness among young people of color Brittney Cooper
Donald Trump's racist revival: How the Republican Party has given new life to unabashed bigotry Brittney Cooper
Stop mocking "safe spaces": What the Mizzou & Yale backlash is really about Brittney Cooper
She was guilty of being a black girl: The mundane terror of police violence in American schools Brittney Cooper
The gun crisis we aren't talking about: Black women are under attack — and America doesn't care Brittney Cooper
The horrifying lesson of Tamir Rice: White America will use "objectivity" to justify the murder of black children Brittney Cooper
The big father figure lie: Race, the Kardashians and the latest war on Black moms Brittney Cooper
Barack Obama just gave the most important racial justice speech of his presidency. Here's why Brittney Cooper
Matt Damon's staggering meritocracy lie: What his "Project Greenlight" blow-up with Effie Brown really shows Brittney Cooper
The vengeful god of Kim Davis: The powerful forces we ignore when we fixate on one Kentucky clerk Brittney Cooper
Black America's "gaslight" nightmare: The psychological warfare being waged against Black Lives Matter Brittney Cooper
Guilty of being black in a white world: The ludicrous reason these women were thrown off of a train last weekend Brittney Cooper
White America needs to wake up: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders & the unacknowledged crimes of American justice Brittney Cooper
Ferguson's dark, twisted lesson: What police crackdowns & "Oath Keepers" reveal on the anniversary of a tragedy Brittney Cooper
The hideous truth about Donald Trump: Why the "Trump Surge" is here to stay — even if his campaign isn't Brittney Cooper
A chilling reminder that Black lives matter less to police: "I won’t soon forget the sound of people screaming from pepper spray" Brittney Cooper
I could have been Sandra Bland: Black America's terrifying truth Brittney Cooper
"If I die in police custody": Why Sandra Bland's death is just the latest evidence that Black America is under attack Brittney Cooper
The world only has ugliness for black women. That's why Serena Williams is so important Brittney Cooper
Black America's Bill Cosby nightmare: Why it's so painful to abandon the lies that he told Brittney Cooper
Paula Deen's last lesson: What her family's brownface disgrace reveals about racism in America Brittney Cooper
The Confederate flag isn't just a symbol: Why America's emblems of hate matter — and their disappearance should be celebrated Brittney Cooper
America's war on Black girls: Why McKinney police violence isn't about "one bad apple" Brittney Cooper
Segregationists never went away: We just call them "small-government conservatives" now Brittney Cooper