Category: Racism

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Vijay Prashad: A Brutal Life Facing Millions of Immigrants

Ethiopians and Bangladeshis endure sexual violence and beatings by police in the countries they seek work in

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Marjorie Cohn: Racism “in His DNA”

After Donald Trump called Haiti and African nations “shithole countries” and exclaimed, “We should have more people from Norway,” Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) noted that being a racist “must be in his DNA, in his makeup.” Trump’s offensive characterization of Haitians and the entire continent of Africa, the latest in his pattern and practice of racist epithets, imperils Read more…

Ryan Devereaux: U.S. Border Patrol Destroying Water Supplies

A new report says that humanitarian groups working along the U.S. border with Mexico have documented the systematic destruction of thousands of jugs of water left for migrants

Robert Koehler: The wisdom of mass salvation

Is not the first step toward wisdom when it comes to a world still preposterously armed with weapons of mass destruction a national and international commitment never to dehumanize a living soul?

Alexander Zaitchik: Close encounters of the racist kind

The modern far right is crisscrossed with pseudo-scientific research into lost Aryan super-civilizations, biblical giants, ancient astronauts and the occasional inter-dimensional alien

Ali Abunimah: Apple censors Vic Mensa’s views on Palestine

Scenes of Palestine are nowhere to be found in the new “exclusive” video for Vic Mensa’s track “We Could Be Free” promoted by Apple Music

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John Feffer: U.S. Has Treated Poor Countries Like Shitholes for Decades

Trump’s racist remarks are offensive. The brutal excesses of U.S. foreign policy are worse

Jumaane Williams: Civil Disobedience Is Needed to Protect Immigrants

New York City Councilmember Jumaane Williams was arrested last Thursday along with fellow City Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez and 16 others as they and others attempted to block an ambulance being used to transport Ravi Ragbir to detention last week. Speaking at Judson Memorial Church, Williams talked about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s inspiration and the Read more…

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Ramzy Baroud: The Genesis of Israeli Violence

Throughout this long legacy, little has changed except for names and titles

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David Swanson: Letter from Charlottesville to Ukraine

UKRAINE: CHARLOTTESVILLE: Nazi rallies in the news in recent years have most prominently been held here in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, and in Ukraine. I want to send thoughts of solidarity to those in Ukraine resisting fascism. And I want to let you know that some of us are urging our government in Washington, D.C., to Read more…

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