Category: Racism

Elizabeth Warren: Getting to the Point with Senator Elizabeth Warren

Half a century after the debate over the Civil Rights Act, our country has made real progress – but we have not made enough progress

Arun Gupta: The Refugee Crisis in the Americas

U.S. led drug war, free trade, and militarism continue to destabilize Southern neighbors, ensuring continual flow of refugees

Kim Katrin Milan: Serena & Venus: Creating Mirrors

Serena and Venus reflect back entirely new possibilities for the future of sports and of black girls

Bill Fletcher: The Growing Pains of Black Lives Matter

Movement activists discuss strategy and tactics in #BlackLivesMatter

Whitney Benns: American Slavery, Reinvented

The Thirteenth Amendment forbade slavery and involuntary servitude, “except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted”

Peter Bohmer: Connecting $15 an Hour Movement to other Social Movements

Connecting issues and social movements and organizations to each other has the potential to build a powerful movement of movements that is stronger than any of its individual parts

Nick Coles: Steinbeck and the Refugee Crisis

The Grapes of Wrath blasts the interlocking systems of land ownership, finance capital, and political cronyism

David Swanson: The War to End Slavery Didn’t

What ended mass slavery was the nonviolent educational and moral force of the civil rights movement a century later

Sean Posey: Mainstreaming Domestic Terrorism

In April 2009, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report leaked to the public entitled “Right Wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” was released within months of President Obama’s inauguration, sketching the broad strokes of a nascent white nationalist backlash

Michael Parenti: A Long Time For Killing

A study of police brutality in three major cities—conducted just about half a century ago in 1967—found that all the victims had one thing in common: they were from low-income groups

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