Family

Parenting While Incarcerated

Within an oppressive and unjust prison-industrial complex, fighting for a space where families can forge bonds. EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an excerpt from “The Shadow System: Mass Incarceration and the American Family,” by Sylvia A. Harvey,Continue reading
Culture

The Legacy of the Pandemic

Few aspects of life are untouched by coronavirus and resulting global lockdowns. From an emerging “quarantine state of mind” to a new era of frugality to expanding how we vote, here’s what next. Part ofContinue reading
Youth Justice

How to Stop Locking Up Kids

Editor’s note: This is the first of two essays The Root is publishing in partnership with Caught, a new podcast from WNYC Studios about the juvenile-justice system. We hope to generate a conversation about how we can support rather thanContinue reading