Category: Racism

Charles R. Larson: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Edward E. Baptist’s brilliant book, The Half Has Never Been Told, soars because of the author’s decision to root his analysis in the human dimension

Cynthia Peters: White People and the Perils of Post-Ferguson Parenting Advice

A private conversation between you and your kids is exactly that – private. Racism is not private at all. It often plays out interpersonally

Charles E. Cobb Jr.: Guns and the Southern Freedom Struggle: What’s Missing When We Teach About Nonviolence

Pieces of history that could help us think more clearly about today’s movements for social change are often ignored or distorted in popular media or commercial textbooks

Angela Davis: Black Feminism

Interview on black feminism, the importance of the collective, Palestine, the prison-industrial complex, and much more

Colin Jenkins: Undercover in White America: Black Rage is Long Overdue

The rage of the citizens in Ferguson, Missouri is the product of a life full of experiences that have tried to beat them down; that have attempted to “keep them in their place. Like most Black Americans, their collective rage is conscious, justified, and long overdue.

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed: Ferguson ‘taste of things to come’

The Ferguson crisis has sparked a national debate on the culture of policing in the US toward black communities

Astra Taylor: Education With a Debt Sentence

For-Profit Colleges as American Dream Crushers and Factories of Debt

Margaret Kimberley: Theodore Roosevelt and American Racism

“Roosevelt made clear that he lusted for death on a mass scale.”

Charles Cobb: We’ve forgotten the lessons of the Civil Rights movement

Many images that came out of Ferguson, Mo., looked like scenes from Birmingham, Ala., in the 1960s

Meizhu Lui: Reparations: What’s the Idea of an African-American Nation Got to Do with It?

“Racial repair” can happen when African Americans have the freedom and the means, as did whites, to build their own house

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