Justin Phillips, SF Chronicle

Justin Phillips

SF Chronicle

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Justin:

Elon Musk may not be the owner Twitter needs, but he’s the owner it deserves

Twitter fans shouldn’t worry that Elon Musk will run the company into the ground. The... → Read More

Black voters already know the GOP wants to take their rights away. Do other voters?

Two new polls reiterate how engaged Black voters are in politics, despite the fact that... → Read More

Oakland residents are heavily surveilled. It hasn’t made them any safer

Law enforcement agencies are eager to rapidly embrace the latest surveillance tech... → Read More

Is San Francisco’s ‘war on fentanyl’ a drug war by another name?

If you turned a recent news conference by Mayor London Breed, District Attorney Brooke... → Read More

Who’s also responsible for biased policing? The people who call police

New data on racial bias in police stops in Mill Valley shows that one group keeps... → Read More

The Black Panther Party’s past is rooted in Oakland. So is its future

More than three decades after Huey Newton’s death, the Black Panther Party that he... → Read More

This is what’s missing from the fallout over latest S.F. school board scandal

In the rush to condemn and politicize school board member Ann Hsu’s racist comment... → Read More

Is there ever a reason to hear the ‘n-word’ in the classroom?

A recent scandal involving the removal of a popular San Francisco principal reignites the... → Read More

More Black women will die without Roe v. Wade

Black women have an increased risk of dying while pregnant because of historical health... → Read More

Let’s call racism what it is: a chronic disease

A number of jurisdictions have formally declared racism to be a public health crisis. A... → Read More

Elon Musk’s deal to buy Twitter might fall apart. Here’s why I hope it does

Self-described “free speech absolutist” Elon Musk is waffling on his $44 billion purchase of Twitter. → Read More

A task force made the case for reparations. It also revealed the Bay Area’s racist past

A new California report making the case for reparations reveals an ugly, sometimes hidden racist history of the Bay Area. → Read More

The online caricature of Chesa Boudin doesn’t fit reality

At a Bayview vigil for an unarmed Black man killed by police, San Francisco District... → Read More

California is trying to curb gun violence. What about other states?

California’s gun laws have gotten renewed attention in the wake of a mass shooting that... → Read More

Mayor London Breed’s Tenderloin surveillance push ignores history, crime stats

The San Francisco leader’s drive to expand the power police have to monitor residents... → Read More

These questions will decide California’s future in 2022

California enters 2022 with significant questions around recalls, policing and... → Read More

It’s time to retire the ‘defund the police’ slogan

“Defund the police” has become a tool of the right to undermine our pursuit for... → Read More

A holiday survival guide for shopping while Black

With the holiday shopping season dropping at a time when the Bay Area seems more freaked... → Read More

America's view of the Black Panther Party has changed for the better. But has America?

The Oakland-born Black Panther Party’s radical approach to racial justice was fueled by... → Read More

‘Karen’ is far from a good movie. But it practically serves as a documentary for Black people

That a mainstream film, starring Taryn Manning, is based on a moniker used to identify problematic white women shows just how pervasive anti-Blackness remains in the U.S. → Read More