Sikivu Hutchinson

sikivu hutchinsonSikivu Hutchinson, Ph.D. is the author of "Imagining Transit: Race, Gender, and Transportation Politics in Los Angeles," "Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, the Values Wars and the forthcoming Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels," and the recently released book "Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels."

“Anchor Babies” and The GOP’s Plantation Politics

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Sikivu Hutchinson: Trump’s tirades on anchor babies and repealing the 14th amendment’s birthright citizenship clause have the GOP presidential campaign clown car in overdrive. As the rest of the field scrambles to double down on its racist appeal to red meat Middle America all people of color are targeted by this rhetoric of criminalization.

Straight Outta Rape Culture

Rape Culture

Sikivu Hutchinson: While early reviews have lauded the “prescience” of the group’s fierce critique of anti-black state violence and criminalization—epitomized by its de facto theme song “F– Tha Police”—they fail to highlight how the group’s multi-million dollar empire was built on black women’s backs.

Why Prison Warden Scott Walker Must Be Stopped

Stopping Scott Walker

Sikivu Hutchinson: Here’s one more reason to rally against the candidacy of rabid Christian fundamentalist, college dropout and newly declared GOP presidential hopeful Governor Scott Walker—Wisconsin boasts the highest rates of suspension and incarceration for African Americans in the country.

On White Negroes, Jim Jones and “Sista” Rachel

Jim Jones and Rachel Dolezal

Sikivu Hutchinson: Although many commentators have drawn parallels between former Spokane NAACP head Rachel Dolezal’s passing-in-reverse minstrelsy and white pop culture icons, the historical example of Jim Jones and his Peoples Temple church is more germane.

Women “Equal” in STEM Hiring? Not So Fast

Women STEM Hiring

Sikivu Hutchinson: When white women and women of color continue to receive a barrage of social messages and cues that they are not fit to be scientists, tech specialists, and engineers, their tendency to “choose” non-STEM disciplines and careers becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Thugs R’ Us

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Sikivu Hutchinson: Desperately grasping at the reins of power, Negro politicians have always been adept at regurgitating the ruling class’ language in order to deflect from their own record of neglect, disservice or outright dereliction.

Marco Rubio’s Flat Earth Minstrelsy

Marco Rubio Candidacy

Sikivu Hutchinson: Banking on his bright-eyed, bushy-tailed persona and Latino heritage, Rubio’s brownface antics are offensive to millions of undocumented, working class people of color who see nothing but nativist anti-immigrant hysteria and capitalist greed oozing from the GOP’s platform.

End the Siege on Black Lives

Siege on Black Lives

Come strategize around critical issues of race and resistance. Dynamic speakers will kick off an open conversation on how to sustain the movement against police violence and address poverty, jobs, gentrification, and schools.

Policing Our Girls

Policing Black Girls

Sikivu Hutchinson: Disproportionately targeted by zero tolerance discipline policies, black preschool and elementary school children have the highest rates of suspension and expulsion in the U.S.