Category: Racism

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Vincent Emanuele: Ten Years Later: Reflections on Katrina and Iraq

In the end, there are consequences for our actions and inactions. When events like Hurricane Katrina, or the invasion of Iraq takes place, the eventual fallout is immeasurable

Paul Bermanzohn: Hiding in plain sight: the history of the War on Drugs

The War on Drugs was a direct response to the African American uprisings of the 1960s. Its racist and repressive effects continue to be felt today

Danica Jorden: The Ramos – Trump Exchange: GOP Candidate’s Muddled But Clearly Xenophobic Message

“If we as reporters do not take a stand and ask the difficult questions, we are not doing our job.”

J.J. Goldberg: “We’ll die for this land”: when slum dwellers revolt

South African media often depict poor black protesters as angry and irrational. Supporting their struggle requires challenging this discursive trope

Jon Greenberg: Race Curriculum Controversy

In 2001, I was hired to help open the Center School, a small school in Seattle Public Schools, and I began teaching the Race Unit in 2002. Drawing in part from a district-wide training on racism called Courageous Conversations, the Race Unit established safe norms for racial dialogue

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Paul Street: The Real Cost of Being Poor

Serious debates over what the minimum wage should be in various U.S. locales and jurisdictions should start with information on what it actually costs to live in the different places where Americans live.

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Vincent Emanuele: River of Souls: Colonialism’s Toxic Legacy

“The more things change, the more they remain the same.” — Jean-Baptise Alphonse Karr Recently, a contractor working for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Mountain West state of Colorado unintentionally released 3 million gallons of toxic mine waste into the Animas River. Right now, people in the US are debating the efficacy of the Read more…

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Cornel West: The Fire of a New Generation

This is the 15th in a series of interviews on race that I am conducting for The Stone. This week’s discussion is with Cornel West, one of the most prominent and provocative intellectuals in public life. He is a professor of philosophy and Christian practice at Union Theological Seminary and professor emeritus at Princeton University. Read more…

Robin D.G. Kelley: Watts: Remember what they built, not what they burned

The desire for a functional, free, even beautiful community existed well before the first Molotov cocktail was thrown and continued long after the last arrest

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Yesenia Barragan: From Black August to Black Lives Matter

Black August, a month of political prisoner activism and commemoration, can help remind us of the nation’s exponentially expanding racist prison system

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