Weapons of War: How Radical Are You?

shooting memorial

Wilson Riles: It is the frame of mind that exists all over the political landscape that says guns can be an instrument of offensive political action and that there are humans whom it is OK to kill. It is that which we must eliminate. That is the radicalism that is too far.

Who Didn’t Have Sex with Neanderthals?

neanderthal woman

Wilson Riles: Black History is universal human history. To have any real meaning, black history is and must be human history seen through lenses that have been cleansed of the biases embedded in white Western culture.

Enslaved People Built That

zanzibar monument

Wilson Riles: Everywhere we scratch the historical surface it seems that government is there picking winners and losers and sanctioning horrendous oppression and injustice.