Several Anarres Project writers respond to the brutal shooting in Charleston, South Carolina and what it means in the context of US history and politics at this very moment.
Tag Archive: #blacklivesmatter
By Chris Crass “It will be investigated as a hate crime” committed at nearly every level of U.S. society. This is a mass murder that screams throughout the history of this racist country. A mass murder of Black people at a historic Black church rooted in Black liberation struggle.
Is Rachel Dolezal a “Saltapatras”? What Latin America Can Teach us about so called ‘transracial’ Identity.
By Joseph Orosco Is Rachel Dolezal Black or is she a white person “passing” as Black?
By Phoenix Calida But Rachel is helping the black community. How?
By Chris Crass Notes to a faith-based organizer on a proposal to their majority white denomination on ways to step up in these Black Lives Matter movement times:
By Chris Crass No Black liberation people’s movement on the move, no resignation of officer in McKinney, TX. No video, no resignation. People in McKinney speaking out and demonstrating with national outcry and movement: resignation.
By Mark Naison Just think. If we ended the Drug War, a third of the prisons in the US would have to be closed;
By Paul Messersmith-Glavin From time to time, I get insights into the rigid mindset of white America and realize how some people will never change. Like my grade school friend who recently said she is all in favor of protesting, but also calls the Black youth of Baltimore “thugs” for their rebellion and actually tells people that’s a “race…
Last week, prosecutors brought criminal charges against the police officers involved in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Many people welcomed this development, taking it as a sign that the justice system can work to root out the individuals who are responsible for brutality. An Anarres contributor ponders whether the problem of police violence in communities of…
By Mark Naison Many people are upset with the unrest in Baltimore that followed the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. Fair enough. But if you spent time in the neighborhood he lived in, or in neighborhoods like it around the nation, you might still be upset, but you will not be surprised.
By Chris Crass Notes for a white anti-racist struggling with white friends about #Baltimore(in this case a friend who has loved ones who are police) : I love you comrade, and I’m so grateful for the ways you throw down.