Author Archives: Brentin Mock

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Mitch Landrieu Is Not Running From Race

The former New Orleans mayor wants everyone to know that there is a way to talk about race in America, and Donald Trump—that ain’t it. Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Is Willing to Tear It All Down

In her first two years, the troubled city’s mayor has had no shortage of challenges and controversies. Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: The Attack on Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill Was an Attack on Sanctuary

The neighborhood where Tree of Life Synagogue was terrorized is a model Pittsburgh of inclusivity. Perhaps that’s why it was vulnerable to a bigoted attack. Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: For Once, Racism Didn’t Work in Defending a Chicago Police Officer

The police officer who killed Laquan McDonald was convicted on Friday, despite a “Black Boogeyman” stereotype he cited to justify his fear of the unarmed teenager. Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Say Goodbye to Confederate Avenue

Atlanta is still working on rebranding streets named after Confederate figures. Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Mapping Where Environmental Justice is Most Threatened in the Carolinas

Eight places have long been vulnerable—and without them, we may not have the language, knowledge, and tools to fight environmental injustice in the age of climate change. Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: The Black Communities That Have Fought for Their Right to Exist in the Carolinas

The African-American families embroiled in litigation against toxic animal-feeding operations join a long history of black communities fighting for the right to their health in the Carolinas. Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: ‘Policing for Profit’ in Philadelphia Comes to an End

For decades, the city’s police department confiscated the property and cash of criminal suspects, even without convicting them of a crime, and used those seized assets to pay their salaries and buy equipment. No more. Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Why Won’t Ben Carson Confront Discrimination?

HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced that he would be launching a “landlord engagement listening tour” later this month, but discrimination by many landlords can already be heard quite loudly. Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: How Rahm Emanuel Blew it on Police Reform

The Chicago trial of police officer Jason Van **** for killing Laquan McDonald is imminent. But even a guilty verdict can’t salvage Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s legacy on police reform. Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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