The 1921 Tulsa race massacre wrought widespread destruction. In addition to acknowledging the horror of that particular event, we must confront the systemic, genocidal, state-sanctioned, racist violence that is pervasive in the United States.
Here is the full 1965 debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley Jr. at Cambridge University on the question: “Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?”
Black ghettos are no accident – how state-sponsored racism shaped US cities.
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.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. During this time of increasingly virulent racism, it is well that we pause and remember … Continue reading →
A member of Code Pink protests as US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh arrives on the first day of his confirmation hearing in front of the US Senate on Capitol … Continue reading →
I fear a return to a time when our rights were considered secondary, if at all. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has a history of interpreting the law in a way … Continue reading →
. Winner of the Jury Award at Shnit Worldwide Film Festival 2016. A homeless woman in Cape Town breaks into an apartment, where her experience turns into a complex reflection … Continue reading →
I try to imagine you on a night when the moon is full. When the woman you are with did not have to leave the house before you. When the … Continue reading →
Less than fifty years ago it would have been illegal for me to marry the woman I’m married to in the state where I now live. I didn’t know this … Continue reading →
It was my end of the summer visit back home— to DC, from New York, from the train full of bad snacks and half-cold beer, and when I got to … Continue reading →
I grew up in Ferguson, Mo. No one ever heard of it, unless you lived elsewhere in St. Louis County. Then my family moved to Palestine – my father’s first … Continue reading →