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Sheila Carter-Jones: Running into a high school classmate years after

I was the only, back then Negro, girl
in a class of four hundred waves splashing,
tossing me about in the crash

October 9, 2019 · 1 Comment

James Q Whitman: Why the Nazis studied American race laws for inspiration

The US had race-based immigration law, admired by racists all over the world; and the Nazis, like their Right-wing European successors today (and so many US voters) were obsessed with the dangers posed by immigration.

April 24, 2019 · 2 Comments

Zenobia Jeffries Warfield: 8 Must-Reads by Women Who Take on White Supremacy and Patriarchal Power

These authors pull no punches as they take on topics of race, gender, and justice.

March 26, 2019 · 1 Comment

Clara Wilkins: The dangerous belief that white people are under attack

In August, the Justice Department decided to investigate instances of bias against whites in university admissions. Since then, campuses have been flyered with “It’s okay to be white,” and in … Continue reading

January 2, 2018 · 4 Comments

George Yancy: Dear White America

In 2015, I conducted a series of 19 interviews with philosophers and public intellectuals on the issue of race. My aim was to engage, in this very public space, with … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

Video: White People (official full documentary — MTV)

What does it mean to be white? MTV’s ‘White People’ is a frank discussion about race that tries to answer the question from the viewpoint of young white people living … Continue reading

August 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedges: Malcolm X Was Right About America

We are the nation Malcolm knew us to be. Human beings can be redeemed. Empires cannot. Malcolm X, unlike Martin Luther King Jr., did not believe America had a conscience. … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

George Yancy and Judith Butler: What’s Wrong with “All Lives Matter”?

George Yancy: In your 2004 book, “Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence,” you wrote, “The question that preoccupies me in the light of recent global violence is, Who … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nelson Mandela on Non-Violence

http:// Nelson Mandela on Non-Violence from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo.                

January 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Malcolm X: Make it plain

American Experience: PBS Documentary on the Life & death of the Hon. Malcolm X. (1994). “Here – at this final hour, in this quiet place – Harlem has come to … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dawn Potter: Hated by Literature

I was in my early teens when I met, for the first time, a book that didn’t like me. I’d read by this point plenty of books that I didn’t … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Daniel Burston: Racism, Policing and the Exuberance of Power

“Justice, justice shall you pursue . . .” Deuteronomy 16:18   “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke   Trayvon … Continue reading

December 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lauren McCauley: ‘The Alarm Bells are Ringing’ — From Athletes to Environmentalists, a Universal Call for Racial Justice Emerges

While the protests over deaths of Eric Garner and Mike Brown refuse to stand down, leading environmentalists, labor protesters and others show their solidarity saying: “These issues are not separate.” … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Jon Queally: At Home and Abroad, UN Report Details Abysmal US Record of Abuse

Torture, indefinite detention, excessive force, and systematic discrimination and mistreatment have become part of the nation’s modern legacy. An official report by the United Nations Committee Against Torture released Friday … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

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