Author : Frederick Reese
Frederick Reese About Frederick Reese
Frederick Reese is lead staff writer for Mint Press specializing in race, poverty, congressional oversight and technology. An award winning data journalist and creative writer for over 15 years, Frederick has written about and worked for social advocacy projects and personal awareness efforts. Frederick is a jack-of-all-trades, with work experience as a teacher, a pastry chef and a story writer. Frederick has publication credits with Yahoo!, B. Couleur, and more. A native New Yorker, Frederick graduated from Colgate University in 1999 and Johnson & Wales University in 2003. Frederick started his journalistic career writing for his university’s newspaper, “The Colgate Maroon-News,” before starting and heading his own magazine, “The Idealist.” Most recently, Frederick received a data journalism award from the International Center for Journalists for his minimum wage coverage for MintPress. Follow Frederick on Twitter: @frederickreese
Racism And Unchecked Police Violence: An American Epidemic By
Communities are uniting in their lack of faith in police and standing up to law enforcement, but underlying issues like racism still need to be addressed if communities like Ferguson and the nation as a whole are to move forward.
Race And Racism Define Southern Politics, But Maybe Not For Long By
The GOP wouldn’t be wise to think it can rely on its white voter base in the South for much longer. Despite an onslaught of restrictive voting laws in recent years, Republicans will need to shift gears from the “Southern Strategy” to inclusion to stay relevant.
Who’s Getting Caught In The “School-to-Prison” Pipeline? And Why? By
The U.S. prison population is disproportionately black. The same racial disparity can be seen in the students who are punished in the nation’s schools. The connection between these two phenomena are stronger -- and more insidious -- than many may understand.
Migration Patterns Show An Immigration System Beset By Biases, Misperceptions By
“Immigration is now a Heartland issue, it’s a Southern issue. It’s no longer just about border communities and New York and San Francisco anymore,” a human rights advocate tells MintPress.
Call To Demilitarize Police Grows, Gains New Supporters By
The far left, the far right and what seems like everyone in between are coming together on one particular issue: demilitarizing U.S. police forces.
Louisiana Prisoners Sue State For Failing To Provide Mental Health Care By
Six people found not guilty by reason of insanity are being held in parish jails. Their class action lawsuit reflects a broader national problem: far too many mentally ill people are being held in prison and not receiving the care they need.
“Re-Fracking” Concerns Prompt Questions On Politics’ Role In Fracking Debate By
Fracking regulation is generally weak and unenforced across the country. A new technology, “re-fracking,” brings with it even more potential harm, and it’s going ahead -- all in the name of energy security.
Who Benefits From Police Militarization? (INFO-GRAPHIC) By
Local and state police are more than happy to take the military’s materiel cast-offs, but the people they’ve vowed to serve and protect aren’t the ones benefitting most from increasingly armored and heavily armed police -- just ask the people of Ferguson.
Demonstrators Rally Against Wisconsin’s Broken Prison System By
Members of a faith-based coalition rally in Milwaukee, urging the governor to “use the authority granted by the people of Wisconsin to reform this cruel, unjust, inefficient and dangerous system NOW.”
Questions About Race, Profit Surround Private Youth Prisons By
Over 40 percent of Americans under 23 have been arrested. What kind of care or treatment do juveniles in the private prison system receive? And does race matter?