Category: Race/Minorities

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Paul Street: The Roots Are in the System: What they Police

Race riots have returned to the United States this election year, leading cable news talking heads to claim that urban violence provoked by police killings of Black men in places like Milwaukee and Charlotte, North Carolina has “discredited the cause” of racial justice

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Ann Jones: The War at Home

To force the VA to use its drugs, Big Pharma set up dummy foundations and turned to existing veterans’ organizations for support

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Immanuel Wallerstein: Ethnicity: Impassioned, Impermanent, Important

Ethnicity refers to one of the basic realities of the modern world-system. We are all embedded in one or several groups that have a presumed (if remote) kinship base. These days we tend to refer to such groups as “identities.” Quite often, our feelings of loyalty to such groups become quite impassioned. We seldom recognize Read more…

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Robin D.G. Kelley: Cedric J. Robinson: the Making of a Black Radical Intellectual

Cedric J. Robinson spent a lifetime believing and demonstrating that we could invent, manufacture, conspire, and organize way beyond the possibilities

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Robert Fisk: President Erdogan knows that visa-free travel for Turkey could solve his ‘Kurdish problem’

Europe’s growing Kurdish diaspora would be vastly increased if the crushed and war-suffering masses of Diyarbakir could find their way to Germany, Denmark and Sweden

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Bill Berkowitz: Native Americans : America’s Invisible People

On a cold winter’s night in December 2014, the police officer who maintain that Allen Locke lunged at him with a knife, killed Locke inside his house at Lakota Community Homes in Rapid City, North Dakota. No charges were filed against the officer

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Michael Albert: The Dolezal Controversy: Passing – or Choosing?

Maybe we can agree that a cultural community ought to allow exit and entry as a quite minimal condition of having healthy cultural and community relations

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Bill Fletcher: Guns, Settlers & Race

Gun ownership in the U.S. was a defining feature of whiteness

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Dave Zirin: Gentrification Is the Real Scandal Surrounding Jackie Robinson West

The public funds for the infrastructure that baseball demands simply do not exist, but the land required for diamonds are the crown jewels of urban real estate

Marwan Bishara: Obama’s short memory

Obama said nothing about how proxy and other western wars have created the fertile grounds for the type of extremism that has been evolving and spreading in the Arab and Muslim world

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