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Wilbert L. Cooper is a Cleveland-based staff writer for the Marshall Project. Previously, he worked at VICE Media where he was a senior editor, writer and on-camera correspondent for the Vice TV network and the Vice on HBO show. He’s also contributed writing to publishers like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Fader, and the Guardian. His feature-length documentary "The Cleveland Strangler" was nominated for an Ellie Award in 2016. He was also named one of the Most Stylish Men in Media by Complex magazine, and one of the 40 Powerful Black Media Stars Under 40 by Rolling Out magazine.
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While we have to be aware that any word we choose has influence, no amount of Googling will reveal the magic word that brings justice into American prisons.
Rethinking the words journalists use to talk about people who are currently or previously incarcerated.
Analysis November 11, 2020
Even in states that have legalized or decriminalized marijuana possession, Black people are still more likely to be arrested for it than White people. These organizers are working to change that.