Category: Racism

Andrew Gavin Marshall: From Ferguson to Freedom

The protests resulting from events in Ferguson and New York have spurred a nation-wide anti-police brutality and social justice movement

Winston Alpha: The Limits of #ICan’tBreathe

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.

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Paul Street: Beyond “Selma”

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

Joann Wypijewski: James Baldwin, a Guide in Dark Times

No other American writer dissected the problem of the color line with such intimate and ferocious grace

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Cynthia Peters: My Commute Got Hijacked!

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

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Paul Street: An Absence of Outrage

Why this unsettling contrast, reflecting remarkable public indifference of most of the US white populace to the regular heinous police murder of Black Americans?

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Walden Bello: The Real Threat in Europe

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

Michael Lesher: Je Suis Hypocrite

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

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Diana Johnstone: France Under the Influence

The Ambiguity of Charlie Hebdo

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Marjorie Cohn: Supreme Court Upholds Auto Stop With No Traffic Violation

Broadening police discretion to allow ignorance-based traffic stops will give officers another excuse to harass people of color

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