Tag Archive: white supremacy

Note to a White Anti-Racist Struggling with Resistance

  By Chris Crass Note to a white anti-racist struggling with white resistance in his mostly white church to ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬: you and I and other white anti-racists need to believe in the potential of white people.

No words for shaming

By Phoenix Calida Let’s discuss opposites. Slut. a word that is applied to women to degrade them. It can be based actual sexuality that defies puritanical patriarchy, assumed promiscuity, rumors, or clothing choices. Women have been shamed, ostracized, and kicked out of social circles for being slut shamed. What is the male equivalent of this term?

Racist Policing is About Ruling Class Power

By Chris Crass The ‪#‎WalterScott‬ police murder is a tipping point in the fight against racism in policing and the criminal justice system. Two key objectives that‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ advances is to make sure we’re not talking about removing racist bad apples, but changing laws, policies and institutions that further structural racist violence and move towards structural racial justice.

Are All Politics Identity Politics?

By Chris Lowe I have this argument with certain Hegelian fundamentalist Marxist friends who deprecate so called identity politics as incompatible with and alternative to class politics.

Male Centric Society So Obvious, It’s Painful

  By Phoenix Calida I’m baffled why people think saying we live in a male centric society is “silly” or “far fetched”. Everything in our society was created to cater to men, specifically white, upper class, able-bodied, cis, hetero men.

Oppression Doesn’t Go Both Ways

  By Phoenix Calida The problem with reverse -isms (racism, sexism, etc) is that they imply everyone is starting from an equal place. Of course, members of marginalized groups can be bigoted or prejudiced. But marginalized groups don’t have the same structural ability to behave oppressively. 

The Lessons of Anne Braden: Learning to be an ally for social justice

  By Jesseanne Pope As part of OSU’s celebration of MLK, I attended a screening of the film Anne Braden: Southern Patriot. This film takes us on a journey through the life of Anne Braden, a southern white woman who worked for racial equality during the Civil Rights Movement.

Wrestling with the Beast

  By Tom Motko The Contest I wake up each morning to wrestle with the Beast. The Beast lives inside me and refuses to die. I’ve managed to weaken and sedate the Beast over the almost 65 years of my life, but the Beast never dies. Whenever I think the Beast dead, a claw pierces my heart and I know…
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How the Ghost of Booker T. Washington Haunts Today’s Testing Advocates

  By Mark Naison When I read the statement from 19 Civil Rights organizations supporting universal testing in the nation’s public schools, I couldn’t help but recall a time in American History when an African American educator named Booker T Washington stepped forward with a plan to have character training and instruction in skilled trades supplant liberal arts education in…
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