Category: Racism

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

Bill Fletcher: Israel, land-grabs and the ‘Wild West’

Looking at Palestine from this side of the Atlantic, the Israeli expansion seems to parallel the US experience with the idea of nation-building and progress

Paul Street: And Then Came Sharpton: Helping Keep Blacks in Their Place

The Black residents of Ferguson, Missouri, a predominantly Black St. Louis suburb, were injured and insulted in at least eight key ways this summer

Greg Gandin: ‘The Economist’ Has a Slavery Problem

The reviewing practices of The Economist are opaque, its reviewers shrouded in collective anonymity and endowed with the timeless authority of the “Royal We”

Peter Dreier: Emmett Till, Michael Brown and the Ongoing Struggle for Racial Justice

The crusade for racial justice is multifaceted and has a broad agenda

Marjorie Cohn: Us Slammed For Failure To Fulfill Legal Obligation To Eliminate All Forms Of Race Discrimination

The United States has failed to fulfill its legal obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Convention)

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Who ignores the real crimes?

African Americans have a rich history of directing their collective anger at inequality and injustice toward institutions that maintain the status quo

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