The Black Lives Matter movement is forcing the country to face how government policy, the economy, the police and other American institutions perpetuate racism and support white supremacy. Research needs to be part of the fight for the lives of people of color, and for justice and equality.

At Research|Action, we’ve worked with organizers developing alternatives to policing and mass incarceration in Atlanta. Most recently, we’ve conducted research in support of the closure and repurposing of the Atlanta City Detention Center.

We fully support the Black Lives Matter fight.