Inside the St. Louis Workhouse: Conditions, treatment and time served remain under scrutiny

This story was selected as a finalist in the 2018 ArchCity Defenders “Excellence in Poverty” Awards!  St. Louis public safety officials want city residents to know people jailed at the St. Louis Medium Security Institution are treated humanely despite allegations to the contrary. In March, the mayor’s spokesman invited reporters to tour the jail — … More Inside the St. Louis Workhouse: Conditions, treatment and time served remain under scrutiny

Good Service Is A Coin Toss For Those ‘Dining While Black’

When many black diners go out to eat, it’s not uncommon for them to question if race plays a part in the service they receive. Turns out, that’s not paranoia. Zach Brewster is an assistant professor of sociology at Wayne State University in Michigan. He has conducted several national research studies on the experience of … More Good Service Is A Coin Toss For Those ‘Dining While Black’