Category: Race/Minorities

Derrick Johnson: NAACP Launches Boycott of Facebook

Platform Is Unhealthy for African Americans & U.S. Democracy

John Malkin: Rock ‘n Roll Resistance at Big Mountain, Arizona

I recently spoke with Clayson and Jeneda Benally about their bands Blackfire and Sihasin, their indigenous roots and the power of punk rock to change the world.

Gavin Evans: The unwelcome revival of ‘race science’

Its defenders claim to be standing up for uncomfortable truths, but race science is still as bogus as ever

Michelle Black Smith: #Hashtag Me TOO: Reflections on Women’s Solidarity

5 percent voted to elect the over 70, sexually aggressive, “pussy-grabbing” unproven and under-qualified man to the most powerful political office in the country.

Nishani Frazier: The Return of Black Political Power

How 1970s History Can Guide New Black Mayors Toward a Radical City

Carl Zimmer: Genes for Skin Color

The widespread distribution of these genes and their persistence over millenniums show that the old color lines are essentially meaningless

William Boardman: Trump’s Racially Obtuse Transcript Highlights, Annotated

The alt-right is self-named. The alt-right also invented the term “alt-left” as a term with no specific meaning other than to label whoever the alt-right considers an enemy

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Mumia Abu Jamal: James Baldwin: Word Warrior

He was born in Harlem Hospital, New York, August 2nd, 1924; oddly enough, the same year that my mother was born in the South. His name, at birth, was James Arthur Jones, to a mother blessed with the gift of fertility; and to a father he would never know. At the tender age of 3, Read more…

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Rebekah Barber: Resegregation

Now the Trump administration wants to further expand the use of vouchers by creating a $20 billion school choice program. According to The Century Foundation, a think tank dedicated to reducing inequality, Trump’s plan would increase segregation in public schools

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Ron Daniels: A Third Force

An independent Third Force must be multifaceted with the capacity to utilize community organizing, campaigns around issues, protests, marches, demonstrations, boycotts, elections and policy advocacy to advance a vision/mission and agenda for transformative change

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