Contrary Magazine supports the protests against racist injustice. We support demonstrations in support of black lives and civil rights. We oppose the violence of the police, incitement of violence by the police, abuses of power by the police. Contrary mourns the deaths of so many people of color at the hands of the police and calls for a broad reimagination of civil order that de-militarizes the police and shifts resources to those who respect, protect and serve the life, peace, health and freedom of all.
We are suspending publication of our Summer 2020 issue to focus attention on this urgent need. If you’re looking for literature to read, we recommend these publications by writers of color: