Category: Racism

Juan Cole: Trump on Islam

Neo-Orientalism and anti-Shi’ism

Marjorie Cohn: Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike as Trump Visits Israel

Will Trump express concern about Israel’s human rights violations, including those underlying the prisoners’ hunger strike?

Rebekah Barber: Voucher programs will accelerate school resegregation

At the same time public schools are resegregating as a result of increased privatization, the Trump administration is taking other actions that will hurt school integration

Michelle Alexander: Repair the Damage from the Drug War

We are joined by two leading voices in the fight against mass incarceration: Michelle Alexander, author of the best-selling book “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” and Susan Burton, founder and executive director of A New Way of Life, a nonprofit that provides housing and other support to formerly incarcerated Read more…

William J. Barber II: A new Poor People’s Campaign

The future of our democracy depends on us completing the work of a Third Reconstruction

Ramzy Baroud: Jewish Nation-State Bill

Israel’s Precarious Identity is Palestine’s Nightmare

Jonathan Cook: Israel tutors its children in fear and loathing

Schoolchildren are even more ultra-nationalist than their parents. More than four-fifths think there is no hope of peace with the Palestinians

Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez: The Oppressive History of the Birth Industry

Acknowledging the whiteness of the birth industry means coming to terms with this fact and finding a way to transform an anti-Black institution

Sharon Lerner: Mother’s Day in an ICE Detention Center

The woman arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border with her daughter in late April. “From what I had heard about the U.S., it was supposed to be a country that practices showing love to their fellow man. But what I have experienced with my daughter was horrible,” she wrote a few days later, after she was Read more…

Pervez Hoodbhoy: End of enlightenment?

I WAS invited to lecture on ‘Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness in the Age of Global Terrorism’ at Missouri State University. Missouri is Trump country — he had a 70 per cent majority there. Some essential points are excerpted below. The first seven words of the title belong to the 1776 Declaration of Read more…

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