Category: Race/Minorities

Arun Gupta: The Danger of America’s Police is the Mindset, Not Military Weapons

Take away the military weapons from Ferguson police and they will still be an occupying army to the Black community there

Lauren Carasik: The second tragedy of the Michael Brown shooting

The shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9 prompted an outpouring of community anger that has inflamed long-simmering racial tensions in that town. Residents of Ferguson gathered for a vigil near Brown’s body as it lay sprawled in the street where he was killed, left uncovered for hours. The peaceful protests Read more…

Satya Sagar: The Natives Play No Football

The biggest losers in this battle historically have been indigenous people, who remain the poorest and the most abused people in the country

Linda Gordon: Sexism + Racism = Tea-Party Power

I do not suggest that racism and sexism are parallel. They are entirely different forms of domination. But they combine well

Joris Leverink: “We want our freedom!” Refugees Resist in Berlin

The resistance of a group of refugees against the eviction of an occupied school building in Berlin is exemplary of migrant struggles across Europe

Justin Podur: Haiti’s New Dictatorship

Review by Stephen Roblin. Podur’s insightful and concise overview of Haiti’s recent history is an important work of revisionist scholarship that contains valuable lessons, particularly for outsiders who want to contribute constructively to the ongoing struggle for freedom and dignity in Haiti.

Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole

Arun Kundnani: The American Islamophobic Surveillance Complex

Muslim Americans likely make up the bulk of US domestic spy targets. This is what it’s like for innocent citizens to live in fear

Sue Sturgis: Why Coal Ash is an Environmental Justice Issue

Risk of cancer for people living within a mile of unlined coal ash pits: 1 in 50

Ricardo Levins Morales: Let’s Not Take America Back

The Madison worker uprising shook up the US political landscape. State governments that were peacefully going about their business forcing workers and communities to pay for upper class gluttony are facing resistance on a scale they had not imagined. Instead of letting their fellow workers be picked off and destroyed sector by sector, a wide Read more…

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