Category: Racism

Freddie Allen: Record Number of Former Workers Without Benefits

With no federal unemployment insurance and rapidly disappearing state coverage, the percentage of people benefiting from unemployment insurance is at its lowest level in more than three decades, according to a report by According to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on low- and middle-income families. EPI said the unemployment Read more…

John Pietaro: The Pervasive Reality of Strange Fruit”

The song “Strange Fruit” lives on as legendary poetry and music that makes perhaps the strongest argument against race hatred of any artwork. Though it will forever be associated with Billie Holiday, the piece’s relevance calls for it to be renewed and relived, over the course of generations and, likewise, struggles.

Preeti Kaur: Race, Immigration and Vulnerability as Scapegoats for Economic Crisis

Racism exists, and we should talk about it. Instead, those in power, are scapegoating those experiencing poverty, immigrants and refugees as over burdening a highly indebted State.

Juan Thompson: Brooklyn’s Aniah Ferguson Isn’t an “Animal,” or Even an Adult—She’s a Troubled Girl

“I hope she gets help because this ain’t life. At least it shouldn’t be”

Noam Chomsky: The Roots of American Racism

We cannot forget that the hideous slave labor camps of the new “empire of liberty” were a primary source for the wealth and privilege of American society

Yesenia Barragan: The Dangers of Vintage Racism

The SAE anthem is the ugly veneer of the kind of institutional racism that led to the fact that over the past two years, the black residents of Ferguson accounted for 85% of all traffic stops

Bruno Jäntti: ‘Radicalization’ – A Buzzword Singling out Muslims?

Traveling from the EU or the US to Middle Eastern countries to willingly and knowingly take part in illegal military operations. Radicalisation? God forbid, no! Unless we are talking about Muslims, of course

Paul Street: Beyond Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave burst that childish white historical bubble with a relentlessly true-to-life and death portrayal of 1840s and 1850s slave traders, slave-owners, and slave-drivers as ferocious and perverse sociopaths

Chris Kromm: Selma, behind the scenes

Selma isn’t just a memorial site: It’s a struggling, majority-black city that brings into sharp relief the conflicted legacy of the 1960s civil rights movement

David Gilbert: Beyond Reform

Essays Call for a Sweeping Reassessment of Incarceration

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