Jack Smith IV
Jack Smith IV

Jack Smith IV is a senior writer covering technology and inequality. Send tips, comments and feedback to jack@mic.com.

May 26, 2017

Principal of mostly black charter school fired for neo-Nazi rings and alt-right alter ego

He said the effort to tear down Confederate monuments in New Orleans is led by a "black supremacy movement."

May 26, 2017

Sessions is tough on crime and Mexico — but not big banks who let cartels launder money

Non-criminal immigrants? They gotta go. Banks that allow drug cartels to launder money? Well ...
May 25, 2017

There's precious little nationwide data on policing. Mark Zuckerberg and Google are helping change that.

We don't really know the full extent of what's happening with American police. Now, we might find out.
May 23, 2017

For the next Standing Rock, pipeline fighters have a new tactic: Attack the banks

How can you actually protest against pipelines? Put your mouth where their money is.
May 23, 2017

American militias have found a new pool of teenage recruits on the internet’s most unsavory website

The next generation of the right-wing militia movement is born. But what do they believe?
May 20, 2017

The airport lawyers who fought Trump's Muslim ban are facing a Justice Department crackdown

Immigrants and travelers getting free legal help? Trump's Justice Department is having none of that.

May 19, 2017

Impeachment marches will fill the streets in July

On July 2, at least 20 cities across the country will host marches demanding Trump's impeachment.
May 12, 2017

Far-right brawlers are expected to clash with anti-fascists in the streets of Boston this weekend.

The far-right and far-left are getting ready for a battle in Beantown this weekend.
May 1, 2017

Today isn't "Loyalty Day," no matter what Trump says. It's something much bigger.

Loyalty Day isn't about patriotism. It's about being afraid of workers' rights.
April 30, 2017

Meet the next generation of radical climate activists — it's their future at stake

Young people were out in full force at the Climate March.
April 29, 2017

Yale's College Republicans hold BBQ near a hunger strike to increase protesters' anguish

That's one way to break a union effort.

April 29, 2017
April 28, 2017

If Trump had his way, his own grandfather's citizenship would be revoked

If we're going to take away certain immigrants' rights, let's take a close look at Trump's own family.
April 27, 2017
April 26, 2017

Yale grad students begin starving themselves to force union negotiations

If someone has to stop fasting, other grad students will step up until their demands are met.
April 25, 2017

This new app exposes the white collar criminals all around you

This app reveals the true face of modern crime, and it's not what you saw on the evening news.

April 22, 2017

How one Reddit post launched 600 marches across the world

It started with one post on the internet. Now it's expected to be the biggest worldwide rally since the Women's March.
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April 22, 2017

Alex Jones suddenly wants the media to be "respectful and responsible"

Tell that to the families of the Sandy Hook massacre, which Jones believes never happened.
April 19, 2017

The White House will write its own positive news coverage if no one else will

The Trump administration issued a glowing statement on its own actions.
April 18, 2017

Neo-Nazis have been waging war on a small Montana town. Now they might pay for it.

One woman has stopped working, is losing her hair and fearing for her life.