Chris Crass

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I Remember That We Will Win

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By Chris Crass (June 16, 2016) I remember the hurt of feeling my male friends pull their hand out of mine, as we walked in public. And I remember why they did, as people yelled homophobic slurs and gave us looks of disgust. I remember how much anger, threats of violence, and slurs, my public, beautiful, defiant, high school love,…
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Tales of Anti-Racism in the Nashville YMCA: Dumping Trump in AZ

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By Chris Crass (March 19, 2016) The continuing adventures of anti-racism at the Nashville YMCA: “They should all go to Russia or China if they don’t like it,” shouts the woman in her 70s behind me. We’re both on running machines, and my pace quickens. She goes on about how angry those people make her. She’s yelling about the news…
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Sanders Campaign An Opportunity for Anti-Racism

  By Chris Crass (March 10, 2016) For white people who believe in, and work for, racial justice on any and all fronts, the point of reading analysis and reflections on the racism in the ‪#‎BernieSanders‬ campaign, is not to then sit back and say: “See, that’s why I don’t ‪#‎FeelTheBern‬“.

Racism of the Left is More Dangerous

  By Chris Crass (March 2, 2016) In the post-Super Tuesday analysis, my comrade Rev. Osagyefo Sekou wrote on his Facebook wall: “White folks who are Sanders’ supporters are far more dangerous than Trump supporters when it comes to race because they think they have all the answers on the question which is politically dishonest. Trump supporters are just racist which has…
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Radical Dad Solidarity From One Mall to Another

  By Chris Crass (February 14, 2016) Walking through the mall, one hand talking on the phone with a fired up young activist man about an awesome project he wants to do interviewing men about feminism, healthy masculinities and bringing down patriarchy, and the other hand feeding August his bottle.

To the Donald Trump-led GOP: We Will Fight you and We Will Win

  By Chris Crass (December 11, 2015)   One of my closest friends was a white supremacist skinhead when we first met as teenagers in high school. He would have cheered at Donald Trump rallies with each call to deport Mexicans and ban Muslims from entering the country. He would have agreed with Trump that the African American Black Lives…
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My Goal is Not to be a Great Ally

  By Chris Crass (November 6, 2015) My goal isn’t to be a great ally. My goal is the abolition of white supremacist capitalist patriarchy and the building up of multiracial democracy, economic, gender and racial justice for all and a world where the inherent worth and dignity of all people and the interconnection of life are at the heart…
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By Diversity We mean

  By Chris Crass (November 3, 2015) If by diversity we mean striving to get individual people of color into a handful of highly visible positions that serve to mask and obscure the systematic devaluing, degrading, and brutalizing of communities of color, then no, that is not the diversity we are striving for.