The protests resulting from events in Ferguson and New York have spurred a nation-wide anti-police brutality and social justice movement
These slogans are catchy and make a powerful impression when spoken by a large group, but at the end of the day, that’s all they are—slogans. Here’s the reality: the system doesn’t respond to slogans, it responds to demands.
The really untold or at least badly under-told story about Martin Luther King, Jr. is that he was a democratic socialist who was remarkably unimpressed by the legislation his movement passed in 1964 and 1965
No other American writer dissected the problem of the color line with such intimate and ferocious grace
When the marketplace dissects, compartmentalizes, criticizes and oh-so-helpfully attempts to reconstruct our body parts, it’s not because it treasures them. It’s because it’s trying to make money off of them
Why this unsettling contrast, reflecting remarkable public indifference of most of the US white populace to the regular heinous police murder of Black Americans?
The real threat is the repression of migrant communities by national security states with the backing of a significant segment of the majority population mobilized by right wing forces
The same inconsistency mars the imagery of an anti-journalist “war of jihad,” so promptly invoked to describe the murder of ten French satirists, but seldom heard from American liberals when Israel killed a larger number of Palestinian journalists in its latest assault on Gaza
The Ambiguity of Charlie Hebdo
Broadening police discretion to allow ignorance-based traffic stops will give officers another excuse to harass people of color