Some lawmakers are calling for truth commissions on racial violence. How do these work?

Lab Director, Kelebogile Zvobgo co-authored an article

in The Washington Post on the possibility of truth commissions to address structural racism and anti-black violence in the United States.

Drawing on research on truth commissions around the world, Zvobgo and coauthor, Carla Winston

, discuss how commissions can increase understanding of the past and present, and spur concrete changes. However, they warn that commissions can be politicized and derailed, either through neglect, interference, or a lack of follow-up. Read their article to learn more.

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