Me and Mr. Trump (And a Presidential Prediction)


By Mark Naison (February 29, 2016)

Right now, I am really torn up in side. I have a visceral hatred of racism which goes back to my college days when I was kicked out of my family for falling in love with a Black woman. My entire professional life as a scholar and teacher has been devoted to thinking about, writing about and teaching about race in America. Continue reading “Me and Mr. Trump (And a Presidential Prediction)”

Why There Probably Won’t Be a President Sanders

By Arun Gupta (February 26, 2016)

Bernie Sanders supporters are understandably frustrated about the 2016 primary. He essentially tied Hillary Clinton in Iowa, trounced her in New Hampshire, and gave her a scare in Nevada. But the narrative is Clinton has “cleared the road,” is “back on track,” and “inevitable” again to win the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

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Black History Month Nourishes the Starved White Imagination


By Chris Crass ( February 24, 2016)

One of the ways that white supremacy hurts white people is that it teaches white people they have nothing to learn from the histories of people of color. Continue reading “Black History Month Nourishes the Starved White Imagination”

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. Continue reading “Radical Dad Solidarity From One Mall to Another”

The Day She Was Harassed on the Bus


By Teka Lark (February 8, 2016)

I took the bus for five years. Yes, I know some people take the bus all the time and it isn’t a choice, but a necessity. I acknowledge my time on public transit began as a sick, twisted, conceptual art project that ended with me having a greater understanding of not just LA, but of class, race, gender Continue reading “The Day She Was Harassed on the Bus”

Liberation Requires Disobedience


By S. Brian Willson (February 4, 2016)

In 1553, or thereabouts, a young French lawyer, Etienne De La Boetie, wrote an amazing essay, The Politics of Obedience: Discourse on Voluntary Servitude, in which his study of the history of tyranny revealed that no matter how hierarchical power is derived – kings, dictators or elections – humans inevitably enable their own tyrants. Continue reading “Liberation Requires Disobedience”