Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Karima Sorel: What Would a White Woman Do?

While white women are protected and treated as the “weaker sex,” Black women have been cultivating a culture of matriarchal strength and endurance.

April 9, 2021 · 3 Comments

Abby Zimet: 75-year-old Chinese woman fights back against hate

She says we must not submit to racism, and we must fight to the death if necessary.

March 30, 2021 · 6 Comments

Jeffrey Sterling: What Happened on January 6th was America the Usual

As the drama has unfolded, the powerful words from James Baldwin linger in my mind when he said “How much time do you want for your progress?”

March 22, 2021 · 3 Comments

George Yancy: Cornel West | The Whiteness of Harvard and Wall Street Is “Jim Crow, New Style”

We are bluesmen and women and we are never, ever surprised by evil, we are never ever paralyzed by despair.

March 12, 2021 · 5 Comments

George Yancy: White Journalists Are Still Using the N-Word. This Is an Intolerable Assault on Black Freedom.

Two white journalists have stirred debate over their use of the n-word. Historian Elizabeth Pryor offers her analysis. When I read about the two Black Capitol Police officers who were … Continue reading

March 5, 2021 · 8 Comments

Jose Padua: To the Ruling Class and All the Fearful Acolytes of Its Pale Supremacy

the sweetly subtle strength of a great
and rarely spoken language

February 25, 2021 · 4 Comments

Rebecca Gordon: The Fire Next Time

If we do succeed in destroying ourselves, it seems increasingly likely that it will be by fire, whether the accelerating heating of the globe over decades, or a nuclear conflagration any time we choose. The good news, the flame of hope, is that we still have time — at least 100 seconds — to prevent it.

February 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

A.C. Thompson: The Boogaloo Bois Have Guns, Criminal Records and Military Training. Now They Want to Overthrow the Government.

The failure to deal with the radicalization within the ranks of the military has unleashed people who are highly trained in how to kill.

February 3, 2021 · 2 Comments

Bernie Sanders: We Must Act With Unprecedented Boldness to Meet These Historical Crises

The job of Congress now is to listen to the American people, move our country boldly forward on a path to economic success and show voters that Democrats are prepared to do everything possible to improve their lives.

January 22, 2021 · 5 Comments

Richard Levine: One Night in America

The first time I noticed my hands
trembling, I was still a young man,
just returned from a war…

January 19, 2021 · 2 Comments

George Yancy: Capitol Mob Reveals Ongoing Refusal to Accept Black Votes as Legitimate

Frederick Douglass embraced the promise of the Declaration, even while he condemned the United States as a land of hypocrisy, because people talk about freedom, but in fact they deprive millions of their freedom.

January 16, 2021 · 2 Comments

Zenobia Jeffries Warfield: This Is America

We’re not asking you to shoot them like you shoot us, we’re asking you to NOT shoot us like you don’t shoot them…

January 10, 2021 · 4 Comments

Derrick Z. Jackson: 2020 unmasked the truth about ‘all lives matter’

This is the year when we really learned that not even white lives matter to most white people.

December 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

Paul Christensen: The Testament of Winter

The wind last night was fierce and numbingly cold. It moved like a carving knife through the remaining remnants of summer, easing away the reluctant last memories we have of the warm and sunny past.

November 29, 2020 · 4 Comments

Enter your email address to follow Vox Populi and receive new posts by email.

Join 11,809 other followers

Blog Stats

  • 4,205,415 hits

Archives