Category: Racism

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John Feffer: Trump the Predictable

Without exception, Trump’s foreign policy picks are members of the far right: aggressive, Islamophobic, and contemptuous of diplomacy

Lena Jackson: Being Undocumented in College Is Already Hard, and About to Get Harder

At age 13, Marco traveled with his grandmother, sister and uncle to Miami. Fleeing persecution in Guatemala, he traveled via Mexico to the US for a better life. Even without legal status, he prefers living here. Marco is now one of thousands of undocumented students attending college in the United States. Born in Mixco, a Read more…

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Cornel West: This is What Neo-Fascism Looks Like

Trump has already betrayed working people in terms of making sure, in his view, that Wall Street is in the driver’s seat

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Bob Wing: The System IS Rigged!—The Electoral College and the 2016 Election

The Electoral College is one of the most powerful legacies of slavery in the U.S.

George Michael: The seeds of the alt-right, America’s emergent right-wing populist movement

Unlike old-school white nationalist movements, the alt-right has endeavored to create a self-sustaining counterculture

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Bill Fletcher: Black America and the Passing of Fidel Castro

It is impossible to discuss Fidel Castro outside of an examination of the Cuban Revolution. And, while I hear that there are many Cuban Americans dancing with glee upon news of the death of President Castro, I know that the emotions within Black America are and will continue to be quite different. For any Black Read more…

Patrick Bayer: Black-White Earnings Gap Returns to 1950 Levels

“We clearly need to create better job opportunities for everyone in the lower rungs of the economic ladder, where work has become increasingly hard to come by”

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Dave Zirin: A vandalized church turned site of resistance

The Hillandale Shopping Center in Silver Spring, Maryland is like a thousand you have seen before. Located at a highway intersection, the strip mall includes a Mattress Warehouse, a Chipotle and, of course, a Starbucks. Reflecting the pockets of immigrant poverty in the immediate area, there is also a Value Village and several boarded-up storefronts. Read more…

Levi Rickert: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reacts to U.S. Army Corps Eviction Notice: Your Letter Makes a Grave. Dangerous Mistake

Your letter appears to further empower the militarized police force that has been brutalizing and terrorizing our water protectors while imposing the blame and the risk on unarmed peaceful people

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Robert Fisk: America once turned its back on Anne Frank, just as Donald Trump rejects Muslim refugees today

Anne’s father Otto sought visas to the United States and the door was slammed in their face. I do wonder what the Trump administration would have done

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