Tag Archive: white supremacy

Is Police Violence Really a Problem of a Few “Bad Apples”?

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…
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Remembering the Rodney King Uprising Twenty Three Years Later

April 29, 2015 marks twenty three years since the beginning of one of the largest urban uprisings in US American history.  For several days after a Simi Valley jury let the Los Angeles police officers who beat and tasered Rodney King go free, residents throughout LA county expressed frustration, anger and sadness; marched, walked, and fought back against systems of…
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Baltimore is About the Future of Human Dignity

By Chris Crass Mass uprisings, including property destruction, when coming out of communities who have exhausted every other means to address grievances, and have had violence dealt back to them, every time – such uprisings are justified, rational, strategic, necessary, and those taking to the streets of ‪#‎Baltimore‬ are taking far more responsibility for the future of democracy, equality, and human dignity…
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The Goal is Dead Black Bodies

By Phoenix Calida When we do better than them, they kill us- black wall street When we do the same things as they do, they kill us- John Crawford, Emmet Till When they assume we’re worse than them cause we’re thugs, they kill us- Michael Brown, Eric Garner 

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.