Tag Archive: white supremacy
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…
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…
By Joseph Orosco This “heat map” shows the enormous use of the hashtag #jesuischarlie since Wednesday’s horrific attack by Al Qaeda in Yemen militants.
By William J. Jackson Trayvon Martin’s brother is Jahvaris Fulton. He just graduated from college.
By William J. Jackson Dear Barack Hussein Obama. Folks locking their doors when you walk by is nothing. Getting mistaking for a parking valet is nothing.
By William J. Jackson By now you’ve probably heard that the uppity negro class is not amused with the insidious exploitation of color’d folk in poverty in this strategically edited video for capital gain. Yes… That is my charge. That there was no mistake made and it was all intentional.
By Phoenix Calida Regarding voting- over the last few days I’ve been told I’m everything from “fucking stupid” to ignorant, to uniformed because I vote. I’m none of those things, and people need to stop assuming what I know.
By Mark Naison That is a great question. I teach a senior seminar on Affirmative Action where we deal with the doctrine of “disparate impact” which has been substantially weakened by the Supreme Court since the court affirmed it in the 1971 case Griggs v Duke Power.
By Harsha Walia Regarding the incident in Ottawa yesterday: 1. Immediately characterize the suspects as racialized (“suspects appear dark”) and link to an Othered political or religious ideology (if possible, not only link, but prove that violence is inherent to said religion or culture).
By Chris Crass I pray for the days when white college students riot against racist policing, riot against mass incarceration and rise up in love and rage for the ways that we, as white people, have been sold a pack of white supremacist lies.
By Phoenix Callida The goal is to make you feel worthless. The goal is to make you shut up. The goal is to make you feel hopeless. But it’s a lie. All of it.
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